Several hours left prior to launch of Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro

05.08.2016
Just a few hours are left before the start of the 31st Olympic Games inRio de Janeiro. The official opening ceremony will take place at 01:15Minsktime at the Maracana stadium.
By tonight the Olympic flame will have covered20,000 kilometresby land and over10,000 kilometersby air. The organisers have promised the three-hour show to be unforgettable with a lot of Brazilian music and dance.
Athletes from more than 200 countries will be competing for Olympic medals.Belaruswill be represented by 124 athletes in 24 sports. The team"s flag will be carried by world champion, winner of the 1st European Games, cyclist Vasily Kiriyenko. The Olympic flame will be lit up by football king Pele.
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