The third day of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games began with a bright sun over the city, making cariocas and tourists happy, as the warmth allowed them to practice outdoor activities and enjoy the nice views from Rio de Janeiro.
In Copacabana many people crowded the sands to take photos of the Olympic Rings mounted in front of the Copacabana Palace Hotel. Built of recycled plastic, the structure created by artist Elisa Brasil is three meters tall and six meters long.
Flags of different countries and Brazilians clad in green and yellow colored the scene in Copacabana. Lanes closed to car traffic gave way to bikes and roller skates. The mood was one of celebration on the first Olympic Sunday.
Not even the postponement of the rowing competitions because of the strong winds put off those who were on the Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas venue, another of the city’s postcards.
Sports competitions on the city’s South Zone occur at the Estádio de Remo da Lagoa, Marina da Glória, Forte de Copacabana and Praia de Copacabana. The disciplines are rowing, canoe sprint, sailing, marathon swimming, triathlon, road cycling, and beach volleyball.