Opening ceremony of the XXXI Summer Olympic Games
On August 5th was inaugurated XXXI Summer Olympic Games. This year, the game will be record in many ways. This is the first Olympic Games in South America, which will be played on a record number of medals — 306 among 207 countries between the 11,000 athletes.
Opening ceremony of the XXXI Summer Olympic Games was held in the biggest stadium of Rio de Janeiro Maracanã. Light the Olympic flame had the privilege of the well-known Brazilian marathoner Wanderlei de Lima.
«We live in a world crisis, mistrust and instability. In this Olympic world a law at all. There are all equal. In the Olympic world, humanity is more important and more powerful than the forces that would divide us. Respect yourself, respect others», — said at the opening speech International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach.
The main theme of theatricals part of the ceremony was the protection of the environment. The setting attended by several hundred artists and dancers, has become director Fernando Meirelles. He was nominated for an Oscar in 2004, he is the author of the crime drama «City of God». Viewers saw colorful action, to match the famous Brazilian carnival, tells the story of their native country: from tribalism and beginning of Colonization by Europeans until today.
Fighting global warming called the Olympic flame. The flame was placed in a small bowl, surrounded by the rotating spirals. Bowl for the Olympic flame has been specially reduced and pervraschena in so-called hybrid.
Major Brazilian supermodels Adriana Lima and Gisele Bundchen also took part in the opening ceremony. Adriana Lima was honored to not only join the Olympic Games coverage in the news, but also to carry the Olympic flame. The supermodel appeared in the form of Brazilian sports athletes. But Gisele won the longest catwalk — 152-meter Maracanã stadium. Supermodel paraded to the song «The Girl from Ipanema» by Daniel Jobim.
«This is definitely the longest runway on which I’ve ever attended — and the largest audience of viewers. This — a special moment for my country, and a great honor for me that I was invited to be a part of this special celebration», — said Gisele Bundchen.
Not without a large-scale fireworks and bright lights which strewn all stdion. Total ceremony lasted about 4 hours and chained views of more than 3 billion viewers.