Australian athletes hold ‘faux-pening’ Olympic ceremony in Florida

Australia's own Opening Ceremony

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As the Olympic opening ceremony began, Australian track and field athletes took to social media around the same time for a celebration of their own.

The track and field team members are in Florida for last-minute preparations and did not attend the ceremonies since their events don’t start until much later in the Olympics. Wearing matching suits, team members took a series of selfies at a track to show their solidarity with their counterparts in Brazil.

Australia has brought a large contingent of athletes to Rio and has long been a power in swimming events. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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