The worlds focus right now is on Rio and as Kenyans got home for the 7 pm news, the activities officially commenced with men’s 400m swimming individual medley. This will take place tonight at Maracana stadium.
But before that, the opening ceremony is traditionally started with an opening ceremony that will start by the parade of nations which is a list of participating nations and of course a showcase of the hosting Brazilian culture.
The most spectacular and instinctively most significant act in the Olympics is the lighting of the cauldron which is normally done by an iconic figure. Even though prior to the event the person to light it is normally top-secret, chances are it will be the Brazilian soccer legend Pele.
The live broadcast will be delayed by most TV stations for “curacy” and might take a delay of up to 2 hours. However, Kenya Broadcasting Television (KBC) is among the official shortlisted permitted broadcasting networks in Africa.
The Olympics will involve a variety of activities that shall go on every day until the 21 st of August, 2016.
The activities range from Archery, Basketball, Badminton to Equestrian, Cycling, Judo and wrestling, rhythmic gymnastics, Golf, Rowing and much more. And for the football fans, soccer is also shortlisted.
Facts about Olympics
1. The competition for the Olympic medals will take place in 32 different places
2. 5 football co-host cities Belo Horizonte, Brasília, Manaus, Salvador and São Paulo will be used
besides Rio Janeiro
3. Tickets go for $17.69 for people above the age of 13 years and $14.69 for children
4. Students will get a discount of $15.69 every Thursday
5. The anticipated revenue for the Olympics 2016 is $4 billion