The four-year wait was finally over. A stunning opening ceremony at the legendary Maracanã stadium marked the official start of the Summer Olympics, 2016. From a Kenyan point of view, the event will be nothing less than exciting and you can watch different competitions from both a free or paid decoder. In a move to make their subscribers feel at Rio away from Rio, Supersport has dedicated most of its channels from SS1 to SS13 to cover different events.
In addition to the flair, fun and excitement that the long-distance, steeplechase, javelin, and 800-meters athletes guarantee, #Kenya7s and #KELionesses are bound to make this edition of the Olympic games even memorable.
The message of environmentalism was clear. Instead of the characteristic raging bonfire, the cauldron was notably small with a modest flame – signifying fossil fuel conservation. Athletes were given tree seeds for later planting in the Athlete’s Park. The idea of better climate change regulations was also featured.
At one point, Kenyans who had stayed up late to watch the 31st Olympic Games’ opening ceremony thought Kenya was skipped in the rather skewed alphabetical entry of participating nations. Having not featured in letter K during the entry, Kenyans only had to wait to see their athletes enter the stadium. After a ‘long’ wait, ‘Quênia’ finally walked out, and many learned the country’s name in Portuguese.
A short inspiring video about his life preceded Kipchoge Keino’s run onto the stage. Afterwards, the two-time gold medalist Olympian received the Olympic Laurel award, becoming its first ever winner.
Schedule for Kenyan athletes at the Olympic games
The first 5 days of the games will mainly feature rugby events. #KELionesses have already began their campaign against New Zealand women’s rugby team. Unfortunately, they lost 52 points to nil.
Kenya Next Fixtures
August 6, 2016
Women’s Rugby Sevens: France vs Kenya – 10:00 PM
August 7, 2016
Women’s Rugby Sevens: Spain vs Kenya – 5:00 PM
Boxing Men: 5:45 PM
Swimming Women: 7:02 PM
Swimming Men: 8:16 PM
August 9, 2016
Rugby Sevens Men: Great Britain vs Kenya – 6:00 PM
Rugby Sevens Men: New Zealand vs Kenya – 11:30 PM
August 10, 2016
Judo Men: 4:35 PM
Rugby Sevens Men: Kenya vs Japan – 6:00 PM
Boxing Men: 11:30 PM