2016 Rio Olympics opening ceremony

2016 Rio Olympics opening ceremony
2016 Rio Olympics opening ceremony

RIO DE JANEIRO: The 2016 Rio Olympics officially kicked off on Friday night with the opening ceremony.

At Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, athletes, spectators and media from all over the world convened in the Summer Games.

After ceremony, the Olympic cauldron was lit by Brazilian marathon runner Vanderlei De Lima, and the games were officially commenced.

2016 Rio Olympics opening ceremony