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Michael Phelps could break the law at the Opening Ceremony


Plus, a look back at Friday's opening ceremony, including fashion fails, the unknown athlete who went viral and the Brazilian sports hero (no, not that one) who lit the Olympic flame. What do you need to know as you kick off your Olympics viewing? Here are some of the happenings from the first official night of the Games.

Britain's cyclists, from left, Christopher Froome, Stephen Cummings, Ian Stannard and Geraint Thomas ride in the peloton during the men's road race at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016.

The opening ceremony followed fresh protests, when about 3,000 people waving signs saying "No to the Olympics!" gathered outside a luxury hotel where many athletes are staying. It was awesome. Brazil is completely in good moment for the Olympic Games.

Supermodel Gisele Bundchen will also be on hand. The low side of the event was Brazil's interim President Michel Temer who declared open the first Games ever in South America was booed by a section of the crowd due to the political scandal engulfing Brazil. When the athletes of visiting countries pass the flag of the host country, it is customary for the flag bearer to dip their country's flag as a sign of respect.

The Le Clos, Phelps 'death stare'
Hungary's Katinka Hosszu became the first two-time swimming gold medalist at the Rio Games with a victory in the 100 backstroke. Meanwhile, a day ago, Michael Phelps was inarguably in good shape, as seen by the purple marks in his back.

Al Jazeera's Elizondo said one of the biggest cheers in the entire opening ceremony was when the 10 athletes making up the first refugee team to compete at the Games took to the stadium.

On Saturday, some of the proud locals watched as Brazil's women's handball team beat Olympic champion Norway. The athletes were named to the ROT by the Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). "We can do great things here, too", said Silveira, an unemployed engineer.

The 554 members - wearing white trousers, navy blazers and white and red striped shoes - drew thunderous applause as they marched through the stadium.

His eight gold medals in Beijing in 2008 made history. Her best chance to make an impact is reaching the vault finals, where she will compete against American Laurie Hernandez, among others.

American, Australian professors abducted in Kabul by gunmen
The location of Kerry Jane Wilson, an Australian woman was kidnapped in the eastern city of Jalalabad in April is unknown. Both the USA and the Australian officials said they can't give more precise details because of "privacy" concerns.

Rio de Janeiro's Maracana Stadium came alive with Latin music and the world's fastest and strongest athletes at the Olympic Opening Ceremony Friday night, with USA stars front and center. While we can neither confirm nor deny, we can say this: There's likely to be more stunning feats of athletic prowess in the days to come.

First, the opening ceremony drew praise from all over the world. Lea has blazed her own path in the fashion industry, working with everyone from Givenchy to Redken. But last night marked a major moment for both her and her country - the Huffington Post reports that more than 50 transgender people were killed in under a month's time in Brazil this year. The Tae Kwon Do competitor is sure to be a favorite in the coming weeks.

Men's and women's beach volleyball preliminaries run through the day.

SINA Corp (SINA) Releases Earnings Results, Beats Expectations By $0.11 EPS
The company reported $0.27 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.15 by $0.12. Separately, on July 22, Jefferies Co.'s Karen Chan upgraded the stock to Buy and has a price target of $64.

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