2016 Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony Venue Map
Rio Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony: Facts, Timing
|Opening Ceremony Date||August 5, 2016 (Friday)|
|Opening Ceremony Start Time||20:00 BRT (UTC−3)|
|US (EDT) 7:00 PM (Friday, August 5)|
|Canada(EDT) 7:00 PM (Friday, August 5)|
|Russia (MSK) 02:00 AM (Saturday, August 6)|
|India(IST) 4:30 AM (Saturday, August 6)|
|UK(GMT) 12:00 AM (Midnight)|
|Australia 8:30 AM (Saturday, August 6)|
|Venue||Maracanã Stadium, Rio de Janeiro|
|Address||Av. Pres. Castelo Branco, s/n - Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 20271-130, Brazil|
|Phone||+55 800 062 7222|
|Ticket Cost||€634.00 to €2,850.00|
|Broadcast||NBC at 7:30 PM ET|
|Online Live Stream||NBCSports.com/LiveExtra|
About Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony
Summer Olympics are always loved and respected worldwide because of the participation of athletes from different countries around the globe. It provides a stage where people of mixed nationalities meet and enjoy the beautiful game. Every big game has an equally big opening ceremony and the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics is no different. The curtain raising ceremony will take place in the Maracanã Stadium, Rio de Janeiro, on the first day of the tournament - August 5, 2016.
Media reports suggest that three famous Brazilian filmmakers would be the creative directors for the opening ceremony - Andrucha Waddington, Fernando Meirelles (City of God, The Constant Gardener) and Brazilian filmmaker Daniela Thomas.
The opening ceremony of the 31st Summer Olympics at Rio de Janeiro promises to be a treat to the eyes for all spectators.
How to reach Maracanã Stadium, Rio de Janeiro?
To reach the Maracanã Stadium, Rio de Janeiro, you have plenty of options to choose. The International Airport Galeão is well connected to other parts of the world. The stadium is also easily accessible by train and the metro. Maracanã Station is a stop on Metro line 2 that can be reached from the Flamengo, downtown Rio, and the Botafoga areas. The stadium can also be reached from line 1, which runs from the Ipanema and Copacabana areas. Another alternative is to take the commuter train from the Central do Brasil railway station. If you are traveling by train to Maracanã then take the one on the red Ramal Deodoro line.
You can buy tickets from the official website http://www.rio2016.com/en/tourist-information of the Summer Olympics 2016, Rio de Janeiro. There is complete information available on the site right from the venue of the game to the actual pricing of the tickets. The ticket cost for the closing ceremony in Maracanã Stadium ranges from €634 to €2,850.
Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony Protocol
Receiving the Head of State of the Host Country
The Head of State of the host country is received at the entrance of the stadium by the President of the IOC and by the President of the Organising Committee (OCOG).
The parade of the participants
The parade of the participants then follows. Each delegation must be preceded by a nameboard bearing its name and must be accompanied by its flag. The delegations parade in alphabetical order according to the language of the host country, except for Greece, which leads the parade, and for the host country, which brings up the rear.
The speech by the President of the Organising Committee
The President of the OCOG gives an address, then adds these words: "I have the honour of inviting ..., President of the International Olympic Committee, to speak."
The speech by the IOC President
The President of the IOC then gives a speech which he ends with, "I have the honour of inviting ... (the Head of State) to proclaim open the Games of the Olympiad of the modern era."
The Head of State declares the Games open
The Head of State proclaims the Games open by saying: "I declare open the Games of ... (name of City) celebrating the ... Olympiad of the modern era."
The playing of the Olympic Anthem and the entry and raising of the Olympic Flag
While the Olympic anthem is being played, the Olympic flag, unfurled horizontally, is brought into the stadium and hoisted on the flagpole erected in the arena.
The last stage of the Olympic Torch relay and the lighting of the Olympic cauldron
The Olympic torch is brought into the stadium by runners relaying each other. The last runner lights the Olympic cauldron. The Olympic Flame shall not be extinguished until the closing of the Olympic Games.
The taking of the oath by a competitor
The flag bearers of all the delegations form a semicircle around the rostrum. A competitor of the host country mounts the rostrum. Holding a corner of the Olympic flag in his left hand, and raising his right hand, he takes the following solemn oath: "In the name of all the competitors I promise that we shall take part in these Olympic Games, respecting and abiding by the rules which govern them, committing ourselves to a sport without doping and without drugs, in the true spirit of sportsmanship, for the glory of sport and the honour of our teams".
The taking of the oath by a judge
Immediately afterwards, a judge from the host country mounts the rostrum and, in the same manner, takes the following oath: "In the name of all the judges and officials, I promise that we shall officiate in these Olympic Games with complete impartiality, respecting and abiding by the rules which govern them, in the true spirit of sportsmanship."
The national anthem of the host country
The national anthem of the host country is then played.
The artistic programme
This is followed by the artistic programme designed and developed by the organising committee for the opening ceremony.