Rio Olympics 2016 Opening Ceremony Date, Time & TV Channels

World’s biggest sports event Rio Olympics 2016 are going to start on Friday 5th August with an amazing Opening Ceremony. Fans and athletes from around the world are looking to kick off of Olympics games and opening ceremony at Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro.


The ceremony will include conventional Olympic features just like the oath and the parade of countries, together with unique celebrations highlighting Brazilian tradition and accomplishments.

Whereas the one that lights the cauldron throughout the opening ceremony is a carefully guarded secret, the odds-on favourite is Brazilian soccer legend Pelé.

When is Olympics 2016 opening ceremony?

The Rio Olympics 2016 opening ceremony is scheduled for 5 August 2016 in Rio de Janeiro. The venue for the ceremony is historic Maracana Stadium in Rio, having the capacity of more than 75000 people. In past this stadium has been used for many big football games including 1950 world cup final, 2013 confederations cup final and 2014 world cup final.

Rio Olympics 2016 opening ceremony will start at 8:00 p.m local time in Brazil and 11:00 GMT. The expected duration of the ceremony is 4 hours.


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Rio Olympics 2016 Opening Ceremony Major TV Channels

There are many TV Channels around the corners of the globe will broadcast this opening ceremony live in their countries as it is a mega event in the world. But we will not mention everyone here, we will consider only the major broadcasters for this event.

  • United States: NBC (English), Telemundo (Spanish)
  • United Kingdom: BBC
  • Canada: CBC
  • China: CCTV
  • Brazil: Several networks
  • Germany: ZDF, ARD
  • Mexico: Canal 22
  • India: DD National
  • France: France Télévisions
  • Pakistan: PTV Sports Channel

All the fans are waiting for the Rio Olympics 2016 Opening Ceremony. They believe that this going to be the best event so far in the sports history. Everyone is super excited for this event.

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