The 2016 Olympic Games officially kick started at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Friday 5th August. In a colorful opening ceremony at the Brazilian capital is the top story of the day.
With participants from 206 countries Olympics is the biggest sporting event in the work.
The official inauguration was done when the former Brazilian marathon runner Vanderlei de Lima lit the Olympic cauldron at Rio’s Maracan stadium. Amidst struggling economy and political scandals, the games success was in doubt. But when it comes to party Brazilians knows it best. And they proved it at the Rio Olympics opening ceremony with a spectacular show of natural beauty, rich culture and history.
Here is a video showing highlight moments from the opening show.