When do the summer Olympics 2016 start? Opening Ceremony time, date

Published 7:28 am Sunday, July 31, 2016

It’s time for the Olympics 2016.

Yes, this is the week the Rio summer games begin.

The opening ceremonies of course are a big draw.

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So, what time is the Olympic Opening Ceremony 2016?

The Olympics Opening ceremony 2016 will air live at 6 p.m. central (Brazil time is two hours ahead of central time) on Friday, August 5, 2016.

TV channel: NBC will broadcast the event and you can live stream fromĀ NBC Sports Live.

The 2016 Olympics run from August 5 until August 21, 2016.

Meanwhile, the games leading up to the games have continued. On Saturday in soccer, striker Gabriel and defender Marquinhos scored a goal each as Brazil defeated Japan 2-0 on Saturday in its final warmup match ahead of the Rio Games.

The friendly was held at the Serra Dourada Stadium.

Brazil, seeking its first gold medal in soccer, makes its Olympic debut on Thursday against South Africa in Brasilia. Iraq and Denmark are the other two teams in Group A.

The Olympic gold medal is the only trophy Brazil has never won in soccer. It was runner-up three times, including in London four years ago after a team led by Neymar lost the final to Mexico. It finished with the bronze twice.

The men’s Olympic tournament is played with 16 teams, and the top two in each of the four groups advance to the quarterfinals.

Neymar is one of the biggest stars of the Rio Games in the soccer tournament, which is played mostly with under-23 squads. He was one of the three over-23 players each nation was allowed to add to its roster. The other two were 38-year-old Palmeiras goalkeeper Fernando Prass and 28-year-old Beijing Guoan midfielder Renato Augusto, who have far less international experience than the Barcelona striker.

On Saturday, Uilson replaced Prass who had been listed as doubtful to play because of a right elbow injury that kept him from practicing as Brazil prepared at its training camp in the city of Teresopolis in the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro.

Teams were not required to release their players to the Olympic tournament, but Neymar reached a deal with Barcelona to skip the Copa America and join the hosts at the Rio Games.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.