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By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The opening ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games was held last night, Friday August 5th at the Maracanã Stadium, with almost 12,000 athletes from 207 national delegations attending. Governor Luiz Fernando Pezão (on official sick-leave) and his active replacement Francisco Dornelles, and about fifty heads of state and government from all over the world attended the arrival of the first Olympics held in South America.

The celebration at Maracanã started at 8PM, and lasted for three hours. The presentation showcased Brazilian popular music, samba and funk and . . .

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