The 31st Summer Olympic Games has opened in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro, a short while ago, with a vibrant opening ceremony at the Maracana Stadium. Acting Brazil President Michel Temer declared open the Games, the first to be held in South America, in the presence of International Olympic Committee chief Thomas Bach, and United Nations head, Ban-Ki Moon. The launch of the biggest sporting spectacle with the theme of world peace and environment. This time in Rio more than 11,000 athletes from 209 countries are all set to compete, including India, and a refugee Olympic team.
The programme retraced the history of Brazil- the arrival of the Portuguese, the African influence on its culture, the immigration of Arab and Japanese communities and the rise of great cities. Almost 1,500 artists performed in a colorful musical show which gave a glimpse of Brazil. But the Olympic torch is yet to be lit. The parade of nations, then, followed. Keeping with the Olympic traditions, Greece entered the stadium first as it was the birthplace of the Games. Brazil, being the hosts, were the last to enter. India, which has fielded its biggest ever contingent, was led by flag-bearer and Olympic Gold medalist Abhinav Bindra.
So let’s discuss some questions related to this post:
1. Name the person who has opened the 31st summer Olympic games?
2. Who is the chief of International Olympic Committee?
Courtesy: Times of India