Olympics opening ceremony 2016: Rio kickstarts the Games – as it happened
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Here’s Owen Gibson and Jonathan Watts’ report from the opening ceremony. Plus video highlights for those in the UK.
And so there we have it. An interesting contrast to the last two opening ceremonies. The theme of Beijing 2008 was China is great, London 2012’s was Britain WAS great. Tonight’s theme? We better start doing something about the environment or we may not have many #Olympics to celebrate in the future.
Meanwhile, here’s Barney Ronay’s review of the ceremony: