The 31st Olympic Games in Rio will kick off today, August 5th, at 8 p.m. (Rio time, - 112 International). The opening ceremony will take place at Maracana stadium.
During the opening ceremony, Ukraine will be marching 195th of 207 participant countries, the country’s NOC reported.
‘The organizers chose to adhere to the alphabetical order; by the tradition, Greece will be opening the procession, while Brazilians are to wrap it up’, reads the message.
The ceremony will last for about three hours; that includes theatrical performance, the parade, the ceremony of lighting the Olympic fire, and raising of the Olympic flag. The athletes, coaches and judges will make oaths, and the Olympic anthem will be performed.