Rio Olympic Games

Huge turn out at Rio Olympics opening ceremony

National Fijian men’s 7s captain Osea Kolinisau was all hyped up to lead the Fijian Team at the Maracanã stadium during the opening of the 2016 Rio Olympics. Kolinisau was dressed up in a traditional attire and led the 53 Team Fiji athletes to the Maracana stadium for the opening. His attire caught the attention of American […]

Luke Nacei

August 6, 2016 2:49 pm

National Fijian men’s 7s captain Osea Kolinisau was all hyped up to lead the Fijian Team at the Maracanã stadium during the opening of the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Fiji 7s captain Osea Kolinisau leads Team Fiji during the Rio Olympics Opening Ceremony. (BBC Sport)
Fiji 7s captain Osea Kolinisau leads Team Fiji during the Rio Olympics Opening Ceremony. (BBC Sport)

Kolinisau was dressed up in a traditional attire and led the 53 Team Fiji athletes to the Maracana stadium for the opening.

His attire caught the attention of American professional tennis player Serena Williams who thought he looked amazing.

Fiji is the reigning World Champions and is tipped to winning a Gold Medal at the Rio Olympics.

The Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama and his wife were among those cheering for Fiji as they entered the stadium.

Participating in the Olympic Games will be a lifetime opportunity for the Fijian Athletes.

The Regional Media Development Specialist for the Oceania National Olympic Committees and Parliamentarian Matai Akauola said the sitting was less than 80,000 but were expecting some other Pacific Island countries like Tuvalu to settle in the house.

AKAUOLA: “We are waiting for the opening of the Rio 2016. We have other Pacific Island in the house, we have Tonga, Tuvalu who is yet to make their way in the house, we have Kiribati, Samoa, American Samoa and we see that the people are moving in fast. It’s not already packed. The sitting capacity tonight is less than 80,000.”

Meanwhile, there are 206 countries who will be participating in 28 sports during the Olympic Games.

Our National Football team had lost in their first game against the Korea Republic and are waiting for their second pool game against defending Olympic gold medalist Mexico on Monday at 4pm.

The National women’s 7s team will begin their campaign over the weekend while the Men’s first match begins next week Wednesday.

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