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2016 Rio olympics opening ceremony
Rio Olympics opening ceremony
Rio olympics opening ceremony Contrary to what was expected, after the fiasco of the opening ceremony of the World Brazil 2014, the start of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro has been a spectacle of the highest level and these photos confirm Reuters.
Brazil held on Friday its lush natural resources and creative energy of its population to the rhythm of samba, bossa nova and funk at the opening ceremony that welcomed the world to the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
In a country marked by economic inequality opening ceremony he highlighted the culture of the favelas are built on the emblematic beaches of the city.
The ceremony did not forget history: it was the arrival of the Portuguese to the new world and its conquest of the indigenous population and the enslavement of Africans for 400 years to explain how the complex mosaic that is built the current Brazil.
Brazil, home to the Amazon -the largest forest in the world, used the ceremony to ask the 3,000 million people estimated the event would be televised to care for the planet.
Unlike the opening ceremonies of Beijing 2008 and London 2012, the show in Rio lacked grandiloquence, although surprised with some unexpected amid tribute to their cultural traditions details.
Although the organization did not disclose the cost of the ceremony, it is estimated to be approximately half of the 42 million dollars that were invested for the event in London.
The show had the presence of some local stars like supermodel Gisele Bundchen, who walked the Maracana to the rhythm of the iconic “Girl from Ipanema” and Paulinho da Viola, a renowned artist of samba that sang the national anthem of Brazil.
The Acting President Michel Temer presided over the ceremony, surrounded by dozens of heads of state, after taking office following the impeachment process against the suspended Dilma Rousseff, who on Friday said he was “sad” for being unable to attend the event.
12,000 million dollars that cost the Games angered many of the 200 million Brazilians, especially in Rio, where only a handful will benefit from the sporting event or can access to see some competition.
Police used tear gas to disperse several hundred protesters near the stadium before the ceremony, and the 50,000 people who entered the Maracana faced rows of up to two hours in what was the biggest security operation in the history of the country .
Creative charge of the ceremony prepared an event not to offend the inhabitants of a country going through a severe economic crisis.
After staging a timeline that began with the emergence of life in the country and passed out the local tribes, the Portuguese conquest and modern cities, came the funk in the favelas, a show by Karol Conka and MC Soffia.
“This is a great achievement. The people of the periphery is gaining influence, is a recognition of his art, “said Eduardo Alves, director of the Observatorio de Favelas.
Before the entry of many of the 11,000 athletes competing in the event, the joyful ceremony took a breather for the actresses Judi Dench and Fernanda Montenegro put their voices for reading a classic poem about climate change and deforestation Amazon.
Each athlete was asked that some seeds placed in special containers placed in the stadium and will be planted in the city in a few years.