All eyes are on Rio de Janeiro!
The Opening Ceremony is the official kick off to the 2016 summer games.
Brazil is one hour ahead of the East Coast, making these games the most live to date, but those fortunate enough to be in Brazil know what they want to see.
“Some samba dancers and maybe some local Brazilian dance. that would be nice also,” an Iceland tourist said.
Rio’s culture is filled with dance, bright colors and eye catching costumes and if the past is any predictor of the future, there should be very little disappointment.
“As a Brazilian I can say I am open for the people to come. I am here and I just want to enjoy their company,” Lucas Ferria said.
He’s enjoying the summer games with his friends from all over the world.
During a time when the Zika virus, water pollution and crime seem to overshadow the summer games, tonight’s opening ceremony is about uniting over 200 nations across the globe.
“All the nations are in this one place and we kind of just get to just be friends with everybody and my friends know a lot of different languages, too, so that’s something that is really cool. So we can just speak with people from all over the world why we’re here,” American Ashlyn Carney said.