The opening ceremony for the Olympic games is always a spectacle.

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The opening ceremony of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil will take place on Friday, Aug. 5 and will be broadcast in the United States on NBC.

The closing ceremonies will take place on Sunday, Aug. 21 and will also be broadcast on NBC.

Rio de Janeiro is one hour ahead of New York City (6 p.m. in New York is 7 p.m. in Brazil).

Here is a link tolive streams and a schedule of Olympic events.