Practical Tips for those attending the opening ceremony

  • The ceremony starts at 8pm but gates open at 16:30 so arrive early to avoid queues.
  • The best way to access the Maracanã is by public transport.
  • For those taking the Metro on line 1, travel to São Cristóvão. The stadium is 9 minutes walk away from the station, around 650m, take exit E. The access gate for entry is written on the ticket.
  • For those who will take Line 1 of the Metro, travel to São Francisco Xavier station. From this station it is best to take exit D, then it is around a 15 minute walk / 1.100m to the stadium.
  • The Maracanã station will not be used by the public.
  • If possible, avoid taking a backpack, this will increase the time you queue.
  • The following items are prohibited from entering the stadium: Weapons, glass containers, selfie stick, helmet, sports equipment, skateboards, toys or objects that appear to be firearms, horns and other objects that emit sound etc.
  • The complete list of prohibited and restricted items within the Olympic venues can be found here.

Facts & Figures

  • 12,000 – Number of athletes and members of NOC delegations will take part in the parade
  • 5,000 - Number of volunteers on the night, whose spirit and enthusiasm will help make the occasion so special
  • 300 artistic producers
  • 200 – Number of professional dancers
  • Over 20 – Number of different nationalities will be involved in the performance
  • 12 – Number of samba schools that will take part, contributing to the party atmosphere
  • 504 – Number of percussionists who will help provide the soundtrack to the occasion
  • 180 – Number of makeup artists and hair stylists (along with costume design) will make everyone look the part
  • 80 – Number of people working in the costume department
  • 5,500 – Costumes worn by those taking part
  • 50,000 meters of fabric
  • Around 50,000 – The total number of spectators in the stadium on the night
  • 3 billion people in the worldwide audience
  • Stage dimensions: 128 x 63 meters
  • 3,400 reflectors
  • 106 projectors
  • 20 km optical fibre cables
  • 35,000 – Total number of people who worked on the project
  • 12 – Number of months of planning and preparation months of work
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Broadcasters Detentores de Direitos (RHBs): Os RHBs podem fazer a transmissão do Revezamento da Tocha Olímpica no Brasil, de forma não exclusiva, de acordo com os termos de seus respectivos contratos firmados com o COI.

Broadcasters Não Detentores de Direitos (Non -RHBs): Os Non -RHBs podem fazer a transmissão do Revezamento da Tocha Olímpica no Brasil (com exceção das cerimônias de abertura e encerramento), de forma não exclusiva, pelo prazo máximo de 36 (trinta e seis) horas após o evento. Qualquer transmissão relacionada a este evento, deve ser realizada de forma estritamente jornalística, sem criar ou ser apresentada como um programa focado no Revezamento da Tocha Olímpica.

Nenhuma associação comercial / promocional será permitida na cobertura do Revezamento da Tocha Olímpica. Principalmente, a transmissão do Revezamento da Tocha Olímpica não poderá (i) ser patrocinado ou de qualquer for criar uma associação que crie a impressão de que o Non -RHBs e/ou qualquer entidade sem autorização e/ou seus produtos são conectados ou associados ao Revezamento da Tocha Olímpica, ao Jogos Olímpicos, ao COI e/ou ao Movimento Olímpico e (ii) implique, sugira ou represente os Non -RHBs como sendo detentores oficiais dos direitos de transmissão e/ou parceiros do Revezamento da Tocha olímpica, dos Jogos Olímpicos, do COI e/ou do Movimento Olímpico.

Cerimônias de Abertura e Encerramento: A parte do revezamento que ocorrerá durante as cerimônias de abertura e encerramento dos Jogos faz parte dos direitos exclusivos concedidos aos RHBs e qualquer transmissão pelos Non-RHBs deve ser realizada em observância às Novas Leis de Acesso do COI.

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Rights Holding Broadcasters (RHBs): RHBs may broadcast the Olympic torch relay in Brazil, on a non-exclusive basis, in accordance with the terms of their respective media rights agreement with the IOC.

Non-Rights Holding Broadcasters (Non-RHBs): Non-RHBs may broadcast the Olympic torch relay in Brazil (with the exclusion of the opening and closing ceremonies), on a non-exclusive basis, for a maximum of 36 hours after the event. Any such broadcast must be positioned as news only and not to create, or be positioned as, Olympic torch relay focused programming.

No commercial/promotional association is permitted with the coverage of the Olympic torch relay. In particular, broadcast of the Olympic torch relay may not (i) be sponsored or otherwise be associated in any way to give the impression that Non-RHBs and/or any unauthorized entities and/or products are linked to or associated to the Olympic torch relay, the Olympic Games, the IOC and/or the Olympic Movement and (ii) imply, suggest or represent Non-RHBs as being official rights holding broadcasters and/or partners of the Olympic torch relay, the Olympic Games, the IOC and/or the Olympic Movement.

Opening and Closing ceremonies: The part of the torch relay occurring during the opening and closing ceremonies of the Games is part of the exclusive rights granted to RHBs and any broadcast by Non-RHBs must comply with the IOC News Access Rules.