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Rio 2016: Ukraine flag raised in Olympic village – video

On August 1, the ceremony of raising the Ukrainian flag took place in Olympic village in Rio de Janeiro, which will host the summer games on August 5-21.
Ukraine flag raised in Rio's Olympic village - video

Ukrainian national anthem was sung in honor of the national blue-and-yellow team, UA Today reports with reference to Ukraine’s National Olympic Committee (NOC).

The ceremony featured and well-known sportsmen including former Olympic champion (Ukrainian pole-vaulting legend) Serhiy Bubka, former Olympic champion Valeriy Borzov (Ukrainian sprint athlete), and Ukraine’s Ambassador to Brazil Rostyslav Tronenko.

Rio’s Olympic Village mayor officially greeted the Olympic participants.

The Olympic Village opening ceremony took place on 24 July in Rio de Janeiro, two weeks prior to 2016 Summer Olympics.