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 Ukrainian flag to be raised in Rio today

The Ukrainian flag will be solemnly hoisted in the Olympic Village in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) at 11:30 p.m. (Kyiv time).

As Censor.NET reports citing the National Olympic Committee, flags of Uruguay, Iran, Bolivia and the Cayman Islands will be also hoisted during the ceremony.

The ceremony will include performance of the national anthems by athletes, coaches, officials and leaders of the National Olympic Committees, as well as a greeting by mayor of the Rio Olympic Village and an exchange of Olympic souvenirs.

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The traditional ceremony of the national flags hoisting of the participant countries precedes the official opening of the Olympic Games and symbolizes the willingness of the Olympic countries to participate in them. The ceremony is held on a specific protocol and continues for about 30 minutes.
 
 
 
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