Olympic icon Michael Phelps, however, returns to Team USA for his final Olympic appearance.
Phelps, who is the first male swimmer to compete in five Olympic Games, looks to add to his record-breaking medal collection of 18 golds and 22 medals overall.
In March 1975 the two states were fused as the state of Rio de Janeiro.
The city of Rio de Janeiro became one of the 14 municipalities of the Metropolitan Region of Rio de Janeiro, or Greater Rio, and was designated the capital of the reorganized state.
While he swims in a controlled, environmentally safe area, athletes competing in and around Rio's beaches are entering murkier waters.
A 2015 report found that Rio's shores contained dangerously high levels of viruses and bacteria from human sewage; five weeks before the opening ceremony, mangled human body parts washed up on a Rio beach.
Wright, 25, grinned from ear to ear at the glitzy event, and a new rumour about her love life could be the reason behind her radiant smile on the night.
The Sun reports that the reality television star is dating former footballer Rio Ferdinand.
, and is widely recognized as one of the world’s most beautiful and interesting urban centres.
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