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Rio is ready! The Olympic Games are all set to go
After many months of anticipation the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games will officially get underway in Rio tonight. But what can we expect from the ceremony?
Organisers are hoping that three billion people around the world will be tuning in to watch, along with 50,000 spectators who will be packed inside the famous Maracana Stadium. The spectators will be joined by the 11,000 athletes who will be taking part in the Games, but details about the rest of the ceremony have been kept strictly secret.
One of the most anticipated moments will be seeing who lights the Olympic cauldron, with many speculating that Brazilian football legend Pele will be given the honour. Team GB’s march into the Maracana will be led by flag bearer Andy Murray, who has described the honour as “the proudest moment of my professional career.”
Before the ceremony the Olympic torch will travel to some of Rio’s most famous landmarks including the Christ the Redeemer statue and the Pao de Acucar on Guanabara Bay.
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