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Shuttler Derek Wong leads Team Singapore at Rio 2016 Olympic opening ceremony

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TeamSG shuttler Derek Wong leading the Team Singapore contingent at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony. Photo: Sport Singapore
 
Team Singapore’s Derek Wong led the nation’s Olympic delegation into the famous Maracana stadium as the 2016 Olympic Games opened in Rio on Friday to the delight of local fans in the 78,000 arena and millions around the world.
 
Wong proudly carried Singapore’s national flag into the legendary venue after a memorable and moving opening ceremony which touched on some of the serious issues facing the planet, as well as the culture and history of the host nation.
 
It was a proud moment for Derek and the entire Team Singapore delegation in the arena who joined with 206 nations and over 11,000 athletes who will compete at the Rio Games.
 
There were special cheers for the Refugee Team, who for the first time are representing displaced athletes in the Summer Games.

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