When is Rio Olympics opening ceremony 2016, what time does it start in Indian time, live streaming online and live TV coverage

Rio Olympics opening ceremony 2016 will be held at the iconic Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 5.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: August 6, 2016 6:01:07 am
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After much celebration, controversy, noise and fears, Rio 2016 Olympics are poised to finally come to life with the opening ceremony. At a Summer Olympic Games, the opening ceremony makes for the spectacle to come in terms of preparation, razzmatazz and officially declaring the games ‘open’. At each opening ceremony, one gets to see a glimpse of the host city or nation while maintaining tradition of the Olympics. But the artistic independence allows the hosts to add a flavour of the home nation. This results in added expenses and complexity.

Ever since the 1980 Olympics in Moscow, the opening ceremonies have continued to evolve in terms of art on display. Beijing, reportedly, spent $100m on the opening ceremony in 2008 at the Bird’s Nest to remove any doubts that the world had around the Chinese city’s capabilities of hosting the event amid environmental concerns. The celebrations also involve the parade of nations which is basically the entire national contingent being led forward by the designated flag bearer. Brazilian film director Fernanro Meirelles and producer Daniela Thomas are in charge of the ceremony and had a little role to play in the handover ceremony in London.

Mierelles explained he’s glad that insane amounts are not being spent on the opening ceremony. “(I would be) ashamed to waste what London spent in a country where we need sanitation, where education needs money. So I’m very glad we’re not spending money like crazy. I’m happy to work with this low budget because it makes sense for Brazil,” he stated.

Indian interest, at the ceremony, will be around 6:07 am (IST) when Abhinav Bindra, the flag bearer, is expected to lead the contingent out.

When is Rio Olympics opening ceremony 2016?

The opening ceremony is scheduled for August 5, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro. The ceremony will take place at the iconic and historic Maracana Stadium in Rio. The stadium has been used in the past for football finals including the 1950 World Cup final, 2013 Confederations Cup final and 2014 World Cup final. The venue can hold more than 75,000 people.

What time does Rio Olympics opening ceremony 2016 begin?

The opening ceremony is scheduled for 8 PM Brazil time on August 5. And India is eight and a half hours ahead of Brazil which makes it 04.30 AM IST (morning of August 6 or Saturday) or 2300 GMT on August 5. The ceremony is expected to last four hours.

Which TV channel will do the live broadcast of Rio Olympics opening ceremony 2016 in India?

The broadcast rights for Rio Olympics is held by Star Sports in the Indian sub-continent. The network has dedicated its eight channels (SD and HD) to coverage of the mega event.

How do I watch online live streaming of Rio Olympics opening ceremony 2016 in India?

You can watch the live stream of the Rio Olympics on Star Sport’s website or on its digital content division Hotstar’s website. Hotstar has allotted space for coverage of both international athletes and Indian athletes.

Rio Olympics Live Streaming: How to Watch the Games Online?

People in India can watch the Olympic Games and the Opening Ceremony online on StarSports.com and their digital content property – Hotstar. Hotstar will broadcast the event across the three weeks. If you’re on the move, make most of the Hotstar App which will have 14 different streams offering both international and Indian content.

Who is the flag bearer from India in Rio Olympics opening ceremony 2016?

Shooter Abhinav Bindra who is participating in his fourth Olympics will be carrying the Indian flag and lead a strong contingent forward in the parade of nations.

What are the details of Indian contingent in Rio Olympics opening ceremony 2016?

India are sending their largest contingent at the Rio Olympics with highest numbers in the likes of badminton and shooting. The total number for the contingent stands at 119.

What will the Indian contingent wear in Rio Olympics opening ceremony 2016?

There is no definite answer to this just yet. At the London Olympics, the women in the contingent wore yellow sarees and the same is likely to continue this time around for Rio. The possible outfit, as per rumours, is a saree in crepe or chiffon in the colours of the Indian flag with an achkan-style blouse and orange bindi.

For the men, the designers contemplated a bandghala in ivory with the tricolour across the chest with Jodhpuri bottoms that are comfortable and sporty. Another option for the men is a short fitted jacket in a light shade with green piping on sleeves.

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