Music and dance
Only the women’s football competition has begun before the big promised musical night in Rio.The Local Organizing Committee for Rio 2016 promises that it will just be one unforgettable night of Brazilian music and dance. A 12-year-old rapper along with Brazil’s most famous singers, Gilberto Gil and Caetano Veloso are simply going to be a treat to watch.Dancers from 12 samba schools are expected to enthrall the big crowd. “I hope that the opening ceremony will be a drug for depression in Brazil. Brazilians can look at it and say ‘we are a cool people, we are different ethnic groups, we live together, we never went to war, we are peaceful, we know how to enjoy life and we tend to be happy’,” was how Fernando Meirelles, one of the three creative directors for the ceremony described the Opening Ceremony.
Last but not the least, Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar has also reportedly landed in Rio on Wednesday to cheer the Indian Olympic contingent during the Games.This will be Tendulkar’s first visit to the Olympics. Tendulkar, during his visit, would also be meeting the Indian contingent to wish them well.