It was a simple yet meaningful, energetic & colourful Opening Ceremony at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro,Brazil. German Chancellor, Angela Merkel together with United States of America Secretary of State,John Kerry were present at the occasion. It was a moment to cherish for the President of the International Olympic Committee, Thomas Bach – the first Olympic Medalist to become the Head of IOC. South Sudan, Cosovo & Refugees were included in the Parade as separate contingents for the first time. Russian Track & Field Athletes were cleared to take part in the Games in the eleventh hour after being banned earlier for alleged doping related accusations.