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    2016 Summer Olympics opening ceremony

    2016 Summer Olympics opening ceremony

    Event

    The London 2012 Summer Olympics

    The London 2012 Summer Olympics

    Olympic games

    2016 Summer Olympics cauldron

    2016 Summer Olympics cauldron

    Sculpture by Anthony Howe

    • Desc: The 2016 Summer Olympics cauldron was made for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In fact, there were two cauldrons, one in the Maracanã Stadium for ceremonial use, and another on Rio's new waterfront Boulevard Olímpico, opposite the 19th-century Neoclassical Candelária Church, which was lit after the Opening Ceremony and remained alight throughout the Games.
    • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2016_Summer_Olympics_cauldron
    • Type: VisualArtwork, Thing
    • Result Score: 0.30

    Chronological summary of the 2016 Summer Olympics

    Event

    Minsk 2019 European Games

    Minsk 2019 European Games

    Event

    • Desc: The 2nd European Games 2019 was held in Minsk, Belarus, from 21 June to 30 June 2019. The games featured 200 events in 15 sports. Around 4,000 athletes from 50 countries participated. Ten of the sports offered qualification opportunities for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.
    • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2019_European_Games
    • Type: Thing, Event
    • Result Score: 0.06
    São Tomé and Príncipe at the 2016 Summer Paralympics

    São Tomé and Príncipe at the 2016 Summer Paralympics

    Event

    Aruba at the 2016 Summer Paralympics

    Aruba at the 2016 Summer Paralympics

    Event

    • Desc: Aruba competed in the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from 7 to 18 September 2016. The country's participation in Rio marked its debut appearance in the quadrennial event, although it had competed in the Summer Olympics eight times since the 1988 Games.
    • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aruba_at_the_2016_Summer_Paralympics
    • Type: Thing, Event
    • Result Score: 0.05
    The Wicker Man

    The Wicker Man

    1973 film

    • Desc: The Wicker Man is a 1973 British horror film directed by Robin Hardy and starring Edward Woodward, Britt Ekland, Diane Cilento, Ingrid Pitt, and Christopher Lee.
    • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wicker_Man
    • Type: CreativeWork, Movie, Thing
    • Result Score: 0.04

    Paola Espinosa

    Olympic athlete

    • Desc: Paola Milagros Espinosa Sánchez is a Mexican diver and represented Mexico at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, where she was her national team's flagbearer, and the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
    • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paola_Espinosa
    • Type: Person, Thing
    • Result Score: 0.02
    Svetlana Khorkina

    Svetlana Khorkina

    Russian gymnast

    • Desc: Svetlana Vasilyevna Khorkina is a retired Russian artistic gymnast. She competed at the 1996 Summer Olympics, the 2000 Summer Olympics, and the 2004 Summer Olympics.
    • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Svetlana_Khorkina
    • Type: Person, Thing
    • Result Score: 0.02
    Mariana Pajón

    Mariana Pajón

    Colombian cyclist

    • Desc: Mariana Pajón Londoño ODB is a Colombian cyclist, two-time Olympic gold medalist and BMX World Champion. She won her first national title at age of 5 and her first world title at 9.
    • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mariana_Paj%C3%B3n
    • Type: Person, Thing
    • Result Score: 0.01

    Bakhodir Jalolov

    Uzbekistani boxer

    • Desc: Bakhodir Jalolov is a Uzbekistani boxer. He competed in the men's super heavyweight event at the 2016 Summer Olympics. He defeated Edgar Muñoz of Venezuela by TKO in the round of 16.
    • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bakhodir_Jalolov
    • Type: Person, Thing
    • Result Score: 0.01
    Ilias Iliadis

    Ilias Iliadis

    Greek judoka

    • Desc: Ilias Iliadis is a Georgian-Greek judoka who has been competing for Greece since the start of his international career. He won a gold medal in the half-middleweight division at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens at age 17.
    • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ilias_Iliadis
    • Type: Person, Thing
    • Result Score: 0.01
    Pita Taufatofua

    Pita Taufatofua

    Tongan skier

    • Desc: Pita Nikolas Taufatofua is a Tongan taekwondo practitioner and skier who lives in Australia. Taufatofua became widely known after footage of his appearance at the opening ceremony for the 2016 Summer Olympics oiled and shirtless went viral.
    • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pita_Taufatofua
    • Type: Person, Thing
    • Result Score: 0.01
    Deborah Colker

    Deborah Colker

    Brazilian writer

    Max Mirnyi

    Max Mirnyi

    Belarusian tennis player

    • Desc: Maksim Mikalaevich "Max" Mirnyi is a Belarusian former professional tennis player. Mirnyi became a doubles specialist following his singles career, in which he reached a career-high of World No. 18 and finished in the top 50 in the world for seven straight years despite only winning one ATP singles title.
    • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max_Mirnyi
    • Type: Person, Thing
    • Result Score: 0.01

    Leidy Solís

    Colombian weightlifter

    • Desc: Leydi Yesenia Solís Arboleda is a Colombian female weightlifter. She won a gold medal at the 2007 Pan American Games for her native South American country, and carried the flag at the opening ceremony.
    • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leydi_Sol%C3%ADs
    • Type: Person, Thing
    • Result Score: 0.01
    Juan Antonio San Epifanio

    Juan Antonio San Epifanio

    Spanish basketball player

    • Desc: Juan Antonio San Epifanio Ruiz, most commonly known as either J.A. San Epifanio, or simply "Epi", is a retired Spanish professional basketball player. He spent all of his club career playing with FC Barcelona.
    • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juan_Antonio_San_Epifanio
    • Type: Person, Thing
    • Result Score: 0.01

    Daniela Campuzano

    Olympic athlete

    • Desc: Daniela Campuzano Chávez Peón is a Mexican mountain biker who qualified for the 2016 Summer Olympics held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She carried the Mexican flag at the opening ceremony during the Parade of Nations.
    • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniela_Campuzano
    • Type: Person, Thing
    • Result Score: 0.01
    Stadio dei Marmi

    Stadio dei Marmi

    Stadium in Rome, Italy

    • Desc: The Stadio dei Marmi is a sport stadium in the Foro Italico, a sport complex in Rome, Italy. It was designed in the 1920s as a complement to the annexed Fascist Academy of Physical Education, to be used by its students for training.
    • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stadio_dei_Marmi
    • Type: Place, StadiumOrArena, Thing
    • Result Score: 0.01
    Vanderlei de Lima

    Vanderlei de Lima

    Long-distance runner

    • Desc: Vanderlei Cordeiro de Lima is a former long-distance runner who specialised in marathons. While leading the marathon after 35 km at the 2004 Summer Olympics, he was attacked by a former Irish priest Cornelius "Neil" Horan.
    • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vanderlei_de_Lima
    • Type: Person, Thing
    • Result Score: 0.01

    Ivana Maksimović

    Serbian olympic athlete

    • Desc: Ivana Maksimović Anđušić is a Serbian sport shooter. She represented Serbia at the 2012 Summer Olympics, most notably winning a silver at the Women's 50 metre rifle three positions.
    • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivana_Maksimovi%C4%87
    • Type: Person, Thing
    • Result Score: 0.00

    Daniel Bailey

    Olympic athlete

    • Desc: Daniel Everton Bailey is a male sprinter from Antigua and Barbuda who specialises in the 100 metres. He carried the flag for his native country at the opening ceremony of the 2004 Summer Olympics, 2012 Summer Olympics, and the 2016 Summer Olympics and was a 100 m semi-finalist at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
    • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Bailey
    • Type: Person, Thing
    • Result Score: 0.00
    María Alexandra Escobar Guerrero

    María Alexandra Escobar Guerrero

    Weightlifter

    • Desc: María Alexandra Escobar Guerrero is an Ecuadorian female weightlifter. At the 2001 World Weightlifting Championships in Antalya, Turkey she won gold in the 53 kg category in the clean and jerk, bronze in the snatch, and the overall bronze medal with in total 205 kg.
    • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexandra_Escobar
    • Type: Person, Thing
    • Result Score: 0.00
    Centennial Olympic Stadium

    Centennial Olympic Stadium

    Stadium in the Fulton County, Georgia

    • Desc: Centennial Olympic Stadium was the 85,000-seat main stadium of the 1996 Summer Olympic Games and the 1996 Summer Paralympic Games in Atlanta.
    • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centennial_Olympic_Stadium
    • Type: TouristAttraction, StadiumOrArena, Place, Thing
    • Result Score: 0.00

    Juan Ignacio Maegli

    Guatemalan sailor

    • Desc: Juan Ignacio Maegli Agüero is a Guatemalan sailor who competed at the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics in the Laser class event where he finished 33rd and 9th respectively. He was the flag bearer for Guatemala during the 2012 Olympic opening ceremony. He was College Sailor of the Year in 2013.
    • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juan_Ignacio_Maegli
    • Type: Person, Thing
    • Result Score: 0.00

    Xu Haifeng

    Olympic athlete

    • Desc: Xu Haifeng is a male Chinese pistol shooter, and the first person to win a gold medal for China in the Olympic Games. He specializes in the 50 metre pistol event. He is a native of He County, Anhui.
    • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xu_Haifeng
    • Type: Person, Thing
    • Result Score: 0.00

    Tuuli Petaja

    Finnish olympic athlete

    Juha Hirvi

    Finnish olympic athlete

    • Desc: Juha Hirvi is a Finnish sport shooter. He won the silver medal in men's 50 metre rifle three positions at the 2000 Summer Olympics. He has also won two silver medals in ISSF World Shooting Championships. He was the flag-bearer for Finland at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics opening ceremony.
    • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juha_Hirvi
    • Type: Person, Thing
    • Result Score: 0.00
    Dolores Moreira Fraschini

    Dolores Moreira Fraschini

    Uruguayan sailor

    • Desc: Dolores Moreira Fraschini is a Uruguayan sailor who races the Laser Radial. In 2014, she competed in, and was Uruguay's flagbearer at the Summer Youth Olympics. She won the last race and finished 9th in the Girls' Byte CII class.
    • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolores_Moreira
    • Type: Person, Thing
    • Result Score: 0.00

    Wanda Rijo

    Weightlifter

    • Desc: Wanda Rijo Contreras is a female weightlifter from the Dominican Republic. She twice competed at the Summer Olympics: 2000 and 2004. Rijo won the only gold medal for the Dominican Republic at the 1999 Pan American Games in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
    • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wanda_Rijo
    • Type: Person, Thing
    • Result Score: 0.00

    Hassan Saada

    Moroccan boxer

    • Desc: Hassan Saada is a Moroccan boxer. He was initially scheduled to compete in the men's light heavyweight competition at the 2016 Summer Olympics, but Saada was ejected from the competition after being arrested for sexual assault the day before the opening ceremony.
    • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hassan_Saada
    • Type: Person, Thing
    • Result Score: 0.00
    Raphael Stacchiotti

    Raphael Stacchiotti

    Swimmer

    • Desc: Raphaël Stacchiotti is a Luxembourgish swimmer, who specialized in the freestyle and individual medley events. He is a three-time Olympian, a multiple-time Luxembourgian record holder in all freestyle and medley events, and a double European junior champion.
    • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rapha%C3%ABl_Stacchiotti
    • Type: Person, Thing
    • Result Score: 0.00
    Winston George

    Winston George

    Guyanese olympic athlete

    • Desc: Winston George is a Guyanese runner. He competed in the 400 m event at the 2012 Summer Olympics. He was the flag bearer of Guyana during the 2012 Summer Olympics opening ceremony.
    • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winston_George
    • Type: Person, Thing
    • Result Score: 0.00

    Wendy Hale

    Solomon Islander weightlifter

    • Desc: Wendy Hale is a Solomon Islands weightlifter. She won a silver medal and a bronze at the Commonwealth Youth Games in 2004, two silver medals at the Mini South Pacific Games in 2005, four gold medals at the Arafura Games in 2007, and two silver medals at the South Pacific Games in 2007.
    • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wendy_Hale
    • Type: Person, Thing
    • Result Score: 0.00

    Ángela Castro

    Bolivian olympic athlete

    • Desc: Ángela Melania Castro Chirivechz is a Bolivian race walker. She competed in the women's 20 kilometres walk event at the 2016 Summer Olympics finishing in 18th place. It was the best result ever for Bolivian in Olympic athletics. She was the flag bearer for Bolivia during both the opening ceremony and closing ceremony.
    • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%81ngela_Castro
    • Type: Person, Thing
    • Result Score: 0.00

    Wiam Dislam

    Olympic athlete

    • Desc: Wiam Dislam is a Moroccan taekwondo practitioner. She stands at 180 cm. She competed in the +67 kg event at the 2012 Summer Olympics and was the flag bearer for Morocco during the opening ceremony.
    • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiam_Dislam
    • Type: Person, Thing
    • Result Score: 0.00
    Miguel Ferrera Rodriguez

    Miguel Ferrera Rodriguez

    Honduran olympic athlete

    • Desc: Miguel Adrian Ferrera Rodríguez is a Honduran taekwondo practitioner. Ferrera qualified for the men's 80 kg class at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, after placing second from the Pan American Qualification Tournament in Cali, Colombia.
    • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miguel_Ferrera
    • Type: Person, Thing
    • Result Score: 0.00

    Laura Giombini

    Italian beach volleyball player

    • Desc: Laura Giombini is an Italian beach volleyball player. She represented her country at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Three days before the opening ceremony the Italian Volleyball Federation partnered Laura with Marta Menegatti.
    • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laura_Giombini
    • Type: Person, Thing
    • Result Score: 0.00

    Ashley Kelly

    Sprinter

    • Desc: Ashley Natasha Kelly is a sprinter from British Virgin Islands specialising in the 400 metres. She represented her country at the 2016 World Indoor Championships without advancing from the first round.
    • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashley_Kelly_(athlete)
    • Type: Person, Thing
    • Result Score: 0.00

    Dieudonne Wilfried Seyi Ntsengue

    Cameroonian boxer

    • Desc: Dieudonne Wilfried Seyi Ntsengue is a Cameroonian boxer. He competed in the men's middleweight event at the 2016 Summer Olympics. He was defeated by Egypt's Hosam Bakr Abdin in the round of 16. He was the flag bearer for Cameroon for both the Parade of Nations during the opening ceremony and the closing ceremony.
    • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilfried_Ntsengue
    • Type: Person, Thing
    • Result Score: 0.00

    Philipine van Aanholt

    Sailor

    • Desc: Philipine van Aanholt is a sailor from Curaçao, competing mainly in the Laser Radial class. She is the daughter of former Olympic sailor Cor van Aanholt who participated in the 2000 Summer Olympics in the Laser class.
    • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philipine_van_Aanholt
    • Type: Person, Thing
    • Result Score: 0.00
    Soren Opti

    Soren Opti

    Badminton player

    • Desc: Sören Hans Brad Opti is a badminton player from Suriname. He competed at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics. He lost to both Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia and Derek Wong Zi Liang of Singapore during group play and did not advance further.
    • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S%C3%B6ren_Opti
    • Type: Person, Thing
    • Result Score: 0.00
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