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Rio Olympics 2016 Opening Ceremony – The Date & Start Time, The Host & Performers, Ticket Info & Where to Watch Live Stream and NBC TV Broadcast Information

First Posted: Jul 27, 2016 03:18 PM EDT
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Six Months Out, Rio Continues Preparations For The 2016 Olympics

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Fans all around the world are getting ready for the 2016 Olympics in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil on Friday Aug. 5. The Rio Olympics 2016 Opening Ceremony officially starts at 7 p.m. EST on Friday in the Maracana Stadium. It will air live on NBC.

The closing ceremony on the other hand will be on Sunday Aug. 21.

Fans can watch the Live stream of the events on their IOS mobile androids by downloading the App “Rio 2016 Live.” They can also visit Rio2016.com for live streaming via the internet.

To stay up to date with the latest news regarding the Rio Olympics 2016, like the Facebook Page. You don’t want to miss the opening ceremony which is the most attractive part of the Olympics each year.

List of Brazilian Finest Performers:

Gilberto Gil
Caetano Veloso
Paulinho da Viola
Jorge Ben Jor
Luiz Melodia

Girl of Ipanema

Fashion Model Gisele Bundchen will represent the Typical Brazilian Woman (Girl of Ipanema)

List of hosts and performers:

Ryan Seacrest
Supermodels Adriana and Alessandra Ambrosio

"There will be lots of nearly naked women doing the samba. The costumes have been designed to show off as much flesh as possible, which means as little material as they can get away with,” Bundchen said.

"This is Brazil, after all, where the female body is celebrated like no other place on Earth," she added.

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SANTA MONICA, CA - JULY 26: DJ Flula Borg attends the NBC Olympic Social Opening Ceremony at Jonathan Beach Club on July 26, 2016 in Santa Monica, California.

Don’t want to miss it? One of the safest ways to purchase tickets online for the opening ceremony is via ticketbis.com. After all, the best way to watch the Rio Olympics 2016 Opening Ceremony is at the Maracana Stadium.

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SANTA MONICA, CA - JULY 26: (L-R) Actress Megan Batoon, host Ryan Seacrest, DJ Flula Borg, model Julia Friedman, and surfer Kelia Moniz attend the NBC Olympic Social Opening Ceremony at Jonathan Beach Club on July 26, 2016 in Santa Monica, California.

Ticket Pricing

Ticket prices start at about $570 for nose-bleed seats. For $780, you can get a little closer to the performances. Prices continue to go up from there. The cheapest pricing under a thousand dollars is $972. To get even closer to the performances, you can purchase tickets ranging from $2K to $4K. And if you are thinking about being very generous, there are ticket prices that range from $5K to $8K for a better view of the center of Maracana Stadium.

For the rich out there, there are a few tickets left that are between the prices of $14K and $23K.

Here is a list of NBC networks covering the Rio Olympics 2016:

Broadcast networks:
NBC
TELEMUNDO (Spanish language)

Cable channels:
Bravo
CNBC
Golf Channel
MSNBC
NBC Sports Network (NBCSN)
NBC UNIVERSO (Spanish language)
USA Network
Specialty channels (Basketball and Soccer)

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