On Friday night, Rio welcomed the world as the 2016 Summer Olympic Games were officially opened in a colourful Opening Ceremony.
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Over 300 Canadian athletes marched into Maracanã Stadium, with high hopes of bringing home medals.
With the nation, and world, watching, here’s a look at some of our Canadian Olympians at the Rio 2016 Opening Ceremony:
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The first four Spartans to ever walk into the @olympics opening ceremonies! What a moment and what an achievement! A massive congrats to Chaim Schalk, Dan Jansen Van Doorn, Steve Marshall and Rudy Verhoeff!
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After 27 years dreams finally come true….The Olympic Opening Ceremonies! . . . . #riodejaneiro #olympians #olympics2016 #teamcanada #fhcmnt #redcaribou #athleteslife #fieldhockeyplayer #fieldhockey #Canada #RoadtoRio #olympics #sweetlife #rio2016 #sport #kenya #uganda #goa #goan #fireinourhearts #iceinmyveins
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And Parliament Hill in the nation’s capital is lit up red and white
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