14:29 Aug. 1, 2016
Summer Games to start on August 5
On August 1, the ceremony of raising the Ukrainian flag took place in Rio's Olympic village (Brazil), which will host the summer games on August 5-21.
The country's national anthem was sung in honour of the Ukrainian national blue-and-yellow team, Ukraine's National Olympic Committee (NOC) reports.
The ceremony featured and well-known sportsmen including former Olympic champion (Ukrainian pole-vaulting legend) Serhiy Bubka, former Olympic champion Valeriy Borzov (Ukrainian sprint athlete), and Ukraine's Ambassador to Brazil Rostyslav Tronenko.
Rio's Olympic Village mayor officially greeted the Olympic participants.
The Olympic Village opening ceremony took place on 24 July in Rio de Janeiro, two weeks prior to 2016 Summer Olympics.