MANILA, Philippines – The 2016 Rio Olympics Games officially started during the opening ceremonies held at the Maracana Stadium in Rio De Janeiro on Friday, August 5 (Saturday morning, Manila time).
The Philippine delegation, which includes 13 athletes, was led by table tennis player Ian Lariba, who was the country’s flag bearer during the walk and will see action on Saturday against Han Xing of Congo.
The Philippines received approximately 20 seconds of air time and was the 75th nation to walk.
Check out some of the posts by the country’s Olympic athletes on social media during the day of the opening ceremonies:
@supersaiYAAAN #OpeningCeremony pic.twitter.com/itoccT22pv — Yan Lariba (@supersaiYAAAN) August 5, 2016
Team #PHI heading to the Rio 2016 #OpeningCeremony pic.twitter.com/YIVgQw7vmT — Yan Lariba (@supersaiYAAAN) August 5, 2016
#RioOlympics2016 Opening Ceremony! A photo posted by Mary Joy Tabal (@mjoytabal) on Aug 5, 2016 at 1:05pm PDT
The Phl Team @PhilippineStar pic.twitter.com/xEL3QqVqa0 — @abaccordero (@abaccordero) August 6, 2016