The Best Outfits And The Biggest Stars At The 2016 Olympic Opening Ceremony

6 Aug

Source: Huffington Post

The Olympics are always mired in controversy, and the Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro are no different ― Brazil itself is in complete and utter turmoil, a lot of people are asking how these games are even happening this year.

Some of this controversy has focused on Team USA’s parade uniforms, designed by Polo Ralph Lauren, which total a whopping price tag of $1,512.50). As soon as the U.S. team’s parade uniforms were announced, the internet was quick to point out how parts of it resemble the stripes on the Russian flag.

But no one seemed worried about the controversy at the Opening Ceremony, instead celebrating their respective countries in style as they walked the Parade of Nations. Check out Canada’s blazing maple leaves, Croatia’s bold checkers, and Chile’s … well, bold choice.

See the best of the looks below:

Canada

Canada

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 05: Members of the Canada team take part in the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on August 5, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

 

Chile

Chile

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 05: Erika Olivera of Chile carries the flag during the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on August 5, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Jamaica

Jamaica

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 05: Flag bearer Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica leads her team during the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on August 5, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

Croatia

Croatia

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 05: Members of Croatia pose for photographs while entering the stadium during the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on August 5, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

South Africa

South Africa

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 05: Members of the South Africa team take part in the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on August 5, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

 

United States (Michael Phelps)

United States

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 05: Flag bearer Michael Phelps of the United States and Ibtihaj Muhammad lead the U.S. Olympic Team during the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on August 5, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

Barbados

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2016 Rio Olympics – Opening Ceremony – Maracana – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – 05/08/2016. Athletes of Barbados take part in the opening ceremony REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.

Spain (Rafael Nadal)

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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 05: Flag bearer Rafael Nadal of Spain leads his team during the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on August 5, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

Norway

Norway

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 05: Members of the Norway Olympic team take part in the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on August 5, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Great Britain (Andy Murray)

Great Britain

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 05: Andy Murray of Great Britain carries the flag during the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on August 5, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Botswana

Botswana

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 05: Nijel Amos of Botswana carries the flag during the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on August 5, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Colombia

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Yuri Alvear Orjuela carries the flag of Colombia during the opening ceremony for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Aug. 5, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Denmark (Caroline Wozniacki)

Denmark

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 05: Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark carries the flag during the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on August 5, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

 

Australia

Australia

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 05: Members of the Australia team take part in the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on August 5, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Korea

Korea

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 05: Flag bearer Bongil Gu of the Republic of Korea leads his team during the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on August 5, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 05: Members of the Puerto Rico Olympic Team take part in the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on August 5, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Sweden

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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 05: Members of Sweden participate during the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on August 5, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Tuvalu

Tuvalu

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 05: Flag bearer Etimoni Timuani of Tuvalu leads his team during the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on August 5, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

Malaysia

Malaysia

Team Malaysia arrives during the opening ceremony for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Aug. 5, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

 

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Australia

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 05: Members of the Australia team take part in the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on August 5, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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