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Rio 2016 Olympics Commences successfully
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The opening ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympics, is being held at the moment, and 205 nations are participating in the 2016 Olympics this year, which is being held in Brazil’s Rio de Jeneiro.

Meanwhile, Brazil football legend Pele will not light the Olympic cauldron at the opening ceremony in Rio.

The 75-year-old was rumoured to be a favourite to perform the duty which has previously been carried out by other sporting greats such as Muhammad Ali and Cathy Freeman.

Nine athletes from Sri Lanka will compete in eight events at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio.

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