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Rio 2016 Opening Ceremonies

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Rio 2016 Opening Ceremonies
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Last Friday was the Opening Ceremony in Rio with all the countries come together and celebrate. During the ceremony there was dancing, a ritual and the ceremony with all the athletes come walking with their country as one of their athlete's holds one of the flags as a flag barrier. Michael Phelps was the flag barrier for the United States. It is an eventful night which lasts 16 days in Rio with different sports each day such as basketball, beach volleyball, swimming and many others. It was a beautiful ceremony which I enjoyed watching it every four years for the Summer Olympics. During the opening ceremony everyone one supports one another in a huge arena with everyone watching it and also in their home countries on television. All the athletes were happy to be there and had fun! All the athletes will compete in many different events through out the olympics in Rio. One of my favorite parts of the Summer Olympics is that the carrying of the torch and lighting the caldron or whatever they are lighting at the Olympics. I also liked how they raise the Olympic flag as well and when they carry the Olympic flag as well. After the torch was lit, it was amazing on how they did it especially on how they got the torch flame risen up. In the arena they had fireworks going off which spelled Rio around the arena which was awesome. Each time I watch the Olympics the Opening ceremonies get better sometimes. The fireworks was like an ooo ahh moment because it was so amazing seeing that on televison but in person would be so cool. The athletes were excited to be part of the opening ceremonies because to have fun and not to be stressed just yet not until the games actually started though. It gave them the opportunity to show that they can have a blast. Being part of opening ceremonies are so much fun and you get to their background of the country that is hosting the Summer Olympics that particular year which is so amazing. The audience. The events and the ceremonies are always live because it is happening at the moment of when they are playing or watching the ceremonies. The Opening Ceremonies is awesome because it is a well-rounded opportunity for the athletes in some way and it is for all backgrounds of life. Also while you are in Rio it is a good way to sight see too if there is time before the ceremonies start. The USA team got to bond for a week before going to Rio to get to know the team much better which was nice for them. All of them were supportive during the long run especially during the ceremonies.


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