Rio Olympics opening ceremony 5th Aug top shots
Rio Olympics opening ceremony 5th Aug top shots The 2016 Olympics have been formally opened with a colourful and pulsating ceremony at Rio’s Maracana stadium.
Broadcast to an estimated audience of three billion, it celebrated Brazil’s history, culture and natural beauty, before former marathon runner Vanderlei de Lima lit the Olympic cauldron.
Wimbledon champion Andy Murray led the Great Britain team into the arena.
The build-up to Rio 2016 has been played out against a deep recession and political protests in Brazil. BBC new