Rio Olympic Games in Australia

The opening ceremony of the 2016 Summer Olympics  will take place in the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Friday 5 August 2016 with Australians watching it live on Saturday morning 6 August 2016.

Games of the XXXI Olympiad (Rio 2016) from 5 to 21 August 2016.

Telecast LIVE on Channel 7,


The Opening Ceremony for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games is scheduled to start at 8:50am AEST on Saturday, August 6 2016 at the Maracana Stadium.

While the television broadcast starts at 6am on Channel 7, the coverage of the Ceremony itself doesn’t start until 8:50am AEST.

Channel 7 (Seven Network) has the rights to broadcast the Games with live coverage across Seven, 7Two and 7Mate.

Every session is also available live on the Seven website or through their mobile app, some of which is only available through their premium content.


Check out The Roar Olympic TV Guide and for a full schedule of events at Rio 2016 here.

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More than 10,500 athletes from 206 National Olympic Committees including first time entrants Kosovo and South Sudan.

306 medals for 28 Olympic sports at 33 venues in São Paulo, Belo Horizonte, Salvador, Brasília*, and Manaus.

* Brasília is the capital city of Brazil