The opening ceremony took place in the Maracanã Stadium, Rio de Janeiro, on August 5th, 2016. The amazing and colorful event had around 78,000 spectators; more than 6,000 artists and more than 11,000 athletes from 207 different countries were part of the show.  The games feature 28 Olympic sports and they will take place in 33 different venues in the host city.

Since Brazil is a culturally rich country and the locals are considered some of friendliest people in the world, these games will definitely be exciting.  Here are the most memorable moments of the opening ceremony!