Rio 2016 has released a video on Youtube entitle Rio 2016 – Emotions, featuring many iconic Olympic clips including Muhammad Ali holding the Olympic torch at the Opening Ceremonies in 1996 in Atlanta, Michael Phelps‘ reaction to winning the 400 free relay in Beijing in 2008, and competitors Alexander Popov and Matt Bioni shaking hands after one of their many Olympic battles.
There are other swimmers featured in the video, including Ruta Meilyutyte after winning Olympic gold in the 100 breaststroke in 2012, Cesar Cielo after winning gold in the 50 free in 2008, and Allison Schmitt after her massive win in the 200 free in London.
Below the video they endorse how the Olympic experience can only be truly appreciated by being at the Games, as translated from Portuguese: “When I’m here, I live this beautiful moment”. And then it goes on to say: “Some moments you can only live fully if there closely, come smile, cry and witness history happen before your eyes”, before providing a link to Olympic tickets.
Check out the video below: