The Olympics has begun and Pakistan’s team of 7 is ready to put everything at stake to win the gold! The Pakistani Olympics team consists of two swimmers, two shooters, two runners, and one Judoka.

Before we watch our squad give their performance of a lifetime, here are some dazzling moments, highlights and updates from the opening ceremony held this morning!

Let’s recap! Enjoy.


 The Rio Olympics opening ceremony kick started with mesmerizing fireworks!

The sizzling shirtless flagbearer has become quite the internet sensation.

One of the best moments from the event was when ‘The model Gisselle Bundchen totally stole the show at the opening ceremony!’

Opening Ceremony: Timings, Schedule & Details

Below is a summary of all details of the opening ceremony:

  • The gates will officially open at  4:30.pm
  • The pre-show will conduct at 7:15.pm
  • R$200(US$85) for category E-Tickets (only sold in Brazil) and R$4600(US$1949) for category A tickets
  • 3 hour 40 minutes performance by Brazil’s finest performers will take place including names like Anitta, Gilberto Gil, Brazilian music legend Elza Soares, Caetano Veloso, Paulinho da Viola, Jorge Ben Jor and Luiz Melodia


  • Fernando Meirelles of “City of God” fame will entertain with an artistic program
  • Fashion Model Gisele Bundchen will walk the ramp to entertain with a fashion show representing Brazilian women also called Girl of Ipanema with Paulo Jobim on piano


  • Theme of 2016 Rio is ‘The Evolution of the People of Brazil’
  • Legendary Brazilian Footballer Pele will be lighting the Olympic flame


  • Greece athletes will lead the parade
  • Nations will follow in alphabetical
  • 6,000 volunteers trained by Deborah Colker will perform


  • Rio 2016 application is available to download on both Apple and Google PlayStore


  • Shah Hussain Shah will host the flag for Pakistan



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)

Pakistan 4 AM (Saturday, August 6)

UK (GMT) 12:00 AM (Midnight)
Australia 8:30 AM (Saturday, August 6)
Time Zone (UTC-3)
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
Capacity 80,000
Ticket Cost €634.00 to €2,850.00, $89-$2,000
Ticketing Website https://www.tickets4summergames.com/
Channels Broadcasting NBC at 7:30 PM ET, Bravo, CNBC, Golf Channel, MSNBC, NBC Sports Network(NBDSN), NBC UNIVERSO(Spanish language, USA Network
Online Live Stream NBCSports.com, LiveExtra, and www.Rio2016.com

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The 31st Summer Olympics games will begin tomorrow, welcoming hundreds of athletes from countries all over the world. All top names from Brazil will be present at the grand opening ceremony some of them being Andrucha Waddington, Fernando Meirelles (City of God, The Constant Gardener) and Brazilian filmmaker Daniela Thomas.

Ceremony Protocol


  • Head of State of the host country will be received at the entrance of the stadium by IOC President and the Organizing Committee President (OCOG)
  • The parade of participants will then make their entrance, each delegation will carry their name board and will carry their respective flag in alphabetical order
  • President of Organizing Committee will give a small opening statement and then will invite the IOC President
  • The IOC President will then invite the Head of State to declare the games open, after a small statement the President will say I declare open the Games of … (name of City) celebrating the … Olympiad of the modern era.”
  • The Olympic anthem will be played and the Olympic flag will be raised
  • The Olympic Torch will finally reach its last destination the Olympic cauldron
  • The oath will be taken by a competitor from the host country holding a corner of the Olympic flag reciting “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.”
  • National anthem of the host country will be played

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