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The 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro are officially underway. Greece led the Parade of Nations in the Opening Ceremonies and will have high hopes for many medals at this year's games!
The 2016 Olympic Games are officially underway after the conclusion of the Opening Ceremonies. The hosts did a great job of presenting their rich culture, mainly through song and dance, while sending a clear message about the importance of protecting the environment.
During the parade of nations, Greece entered the Maracana Stadium first (as always) to honor its status as the birthplace of the Olympics. The Greek team was led out by a female for the first time in their history with Sailing champion Sofia Bekatorou doing the honors of flag bearer.
At the conclusion of the ceremony, the Olympic flame was lit by Vanderlei Cordeiro de Lima with the flame rising up to form the shape of a sun.
The games begin tomorrow and AGONAsport.com will provide FULL COVERAGE of the Greek Athletes at the 2016 Olympics, including daily previews and recaps!