The Rio Olympics 2016 is just around the corner and its opening ceremonies is one of the most anticipated events across the globe. With less than two days before the opening, let us take a quick look on what to expect during the program to be held at the Maracana Stadium.
The very first thing you need to know is that the event will gather more than 200 nations and over 10,000 athletes. The finest performers from the host country, Brazil, will also be present to entertain and wow the crowd with their respective talents. Singers Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso, Luis Melodia, and Paulinho da Viola are the main performers during the opening ceremonies.
And, what is Brazil without the Samba! Aside from the singers, there will also be hundreds of sexy and beautiful women participating in the event. Brazilian actress/supermodel/producer Gisele Bundchen shared in an interview details about the Samba performance of the ladies. ?There will be lots of nearly naked women doing the Samba,? said Bundchen.
She also mentioned that the costume design of the Samba dancers are intended to show off as much flesh as possible. ?This is Brazil, after all, where the female body is celebrated like no other place on Earth,? the supermodel added. With that statement alone, it is safe to assume that viewers should expect a lot of skin during the opening ceremonies of the Rio Olympics 2016.
Furthermore, the ceremony would not be complete without the lighting of the torch. Now, the question is, who would best fit the role of the torchbearer? And, the answer is no other than the greatest footballer of all time, Pele. According to reports, he is the one assigned to light the Olympic flame in front of a global audience of around a billion people.
Now, for those who cannot make it to Rio but want to witness the ceremony, there are other options for you aside from watching it on live television. NBC is going to stream it live online on their official website nbcolympics.com. Telecast will start at 7 p.m. Eastern Time.
Meanwhile, Brazil being the host, spotlight will be a little brighter on Team Brazil and their flag bearer, a role that will be handled by Pentathlete Yane Marques. She outvoted sailor Robert Scheidt and volleyball player Sergio ?Serginho? Santos. ?I?m overflowing with happiness. [Scheidt and Santos] are two stars who I admire a lot,? said Marques. ?To carry the flag is a big honour. The Olympics will bring together people from all over the world. I want to convey the message that through sport we can all unite,? she added.
There you have it! Some of the key details about the upcoming Rio Olympics 2016 opening ceremonies, which is going to be directed by Fernando Meirelles (City of God) accompanied by Andrucha Washington and Daniela Thomas. Be sure to stay tuned here on TheBitbag to stay updated on the biggest multi-national sporting event in the world.