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Soon after illuminated, the flame is transported using a torch for a large relay, up until the host city of the Games. En route, a number of festivities publicize the appearance of the presentation. The relay comes to an end through the lighting of the Olympic cauldron on the opening ceremony.

More than 95 days 12,000 persons participate in the Rio 2016 Torch Relay. They've the responsibility of taking the Olympic flame throughout Brazil, involving the whole country in the ambiance of the Games.

Throughout the vote on 2nd October 2009, Rio de Janeiro eventually triumphed by taking 66 votes as compared to Madrid's 32. This offered Rio the majority that it needed to be elected since the host city for the 2016 Games. Rio had to prevail over tough opposition, however, by using Chicago, Tokyo and Madrid to get the Games.

Vinicius is really a blend of distinct Brazilian wildlife. His model takes ideas from pop culture, and also video game and animation figures. Together with his Paralympic Games friend, Vinicius presents the diversity of the Brazilian people and way of life, along with its exuberant nature.

The price of the tickets for spectators of the opening ceremony range from R$200 (US$85) for class E passes (only offered in Brazil) to R$4600 (US$1949) for class A passes.

On 27th April 2016, Rio's city government confirmed that the cauldron isn't going to be contained in the stadium during the Games. After the opening ceremonies, the cauldron will be positioned at Port of Rio de Janeiro Porto Maravilha (Marvelous Port) reurbanization precinct, one of the main projects of the Games. Though it may be prevalent for the Winter Olympics, it's the very first time in history of the Summer Games that the Olympic cauldron will likely be settled outside the Olympic Stadium, because Rio de Janeiro will be the first city in history to own two Olympic stadiums.

Incorporating power, steadiness, flexibility and magnificence, gymnasts push themselves to their bricks-and-mortar limits having a variety of apparatus, for instance vaults, bars and beams, along with the outstanding apparatus-free floor exercises. Balance beam, parallel bars, pommel horse, rings in artistic gymnastics the athletes participate on numerous apparatus in individual and team events, eight for males and six for females. Since Athens 1896 this classic sport has been in the Games. Together with events of durability along with acrobatic skills presenting impressive flips and somersaults, the gymnastics on display spanning a complete week of events would have you reassessing what you imagined the human body was capable to.

A spectacular exhibition involving somersaults as well as aerial acrobatics, trampoline features been part of the Rio 2016 Live Stream since Sydney 2000. Men and women fight individually, rolling approximately heights that will surpass eight metres.

From the time making their Olympic premier at Sydney 2000, triathletes have actually been forcing themselves to the limit in swimming, cycling and running, with the very first on the finish line taking gold. Now there will be men's not to mention women's individual games in Copacabana.


August 04, 2016 — 9:00 am to
August 22, 2016 — 6:00 pm

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Maracanã Stadium
Av. Pres. Castelo Branco, s/n - Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro
Maracana, Rio de Janeiro