Rio Olympics opening ceremony – Nigeria has done its lap of honour for the openining ceremony of the 2016 Rio Olympics in the iconic Maracana stadium in Rio, Brazil. A view from above the maracana stadium. A general view during the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium.
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Table tennis star Oshonaike Olufunke was the flag bearer for the Nigeria.
Other photos from the event below;
The athletes make their entrance during the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games
Flag bearer Rafael Nadal of Spain leads his team during the Opening Ceremony
Flag bearer Michael Phelps of the United States and Ibtihaj Muhammad lead the U.S. Olympic Team during the Opening Ceremony
Meanwhile, the Nigerian U-23 Dream team have played a match already, overcoming Japan 5 – 4 in their opening clash.
Flag bearer Kiesuke Ushiro of Japan leads his team during the Opening Ceremony
Andy Murray of Great Britain carries the flag
This part of the Ceremony represents how ships initially came to Brazil.
Former athlete Vanderlei de Lima lights the Olympic Cauldron during the Opening Ceremony
The Olympic Cauldron is lit by the final torch bearer Vanderlei Cordeiro de Lima during the Opening Ceremony
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