06 Aug Spectacular Olympic Opening Ceremony Kicks Off Rio 2016
The Rio Olympic Games kicked off in spectacular fashion with a colourful opening ceremony that celebrated global diversity at Rio’s Maracana stadium . The show was a riot of music and a celebration of Brazil’s multi-ethnic history, watched by audiences around the world. Samba music featured prominently at the event.
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.
Seven Athletes representing Pakistan are participating in Rio Olympics this year.
The details of representative athletes from Pakistan are as follows:
Haris Bandey – Swimming (Match on Day 1)
Minhal Sohail – Shooting Women’s 10m air rifle Qualification (Match on Day 1)
Shah Hussain Shah – Judo Men’s 100 kg (Match on Day 6)
Najima Parveen – Athletics,
Mehboob Ali – Athletics,
Gulam Mustafa Bashir – Shooting (Match on Day 7)
Lianna Swan – Swimming, (Match on Day 7)
Oscar-winning director Sharmeen Obaid has decided to document the women representing Pakistan in the Olympics.