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Team South Africa at Rio Olympic opening ceremony (Getty Images)
Team South Africa at Rio Olympic opening ceremony (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Twitter had a lot to say in the wee small hours of Saturday morning (Friday evening in Brazil), as the Rio Olympic Games was deemed officially open by Brazil’s acting president, Michel Temerin (who received audible boos) in a vibrant opening ceremony at Maracana Stadium.

READ: Rio 2016 opens with sparkling ceremony

All 207 nations took centre stage, as each team walked out accompanied to massive applause and South Africans could go to bed a little earlier than expected as 'Africa do Sul’ entered the stadium third.

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