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Brazil is first South American country to host and organize Olympic Games in the period in which various troubles challenged Brazilians through out the organizational period of this international sports manifestation. The opening ceremony was on Friday and it was a colorful kaleidoscope of the history and present day Brazil, including immigrants, the Brazilian who invented the airplane, Alberto Santons-Dumont, to the buildings and pop-culture of modern day Brazil.
The spectators at the Maracana Stadium enjoyed in the lighting and visual experience of Brazil history. It was the same for those who watched on television or followed on social media. After the opening ceremony, athletes started with the competitions. After all, the Olympics are for the sport results and competitions. Although, in the past created to bring a peace, in the modern days, the Olympics rarely ends all conflicts worldwide.
The Olympic Cauldron is lit.
Olympic Rings in the sky appear after awesome firework display. Fireworks explode over the stadium during the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on August 5, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Former athlete Vanderlei de Lima lights the Olympic Cauldron during the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on August 5, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Gisele Bundchen walks on the stage during the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on August 5, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The Olympic Games were created in part to help spread peace throughout the world. The Dove of Peace during the Opening Ceremonies is a reminder of this.
This part of the Ceremony represented how ships initially came to Brazil.