The excitement is at its peak for the people of Brazil who have been welcoming athletes, fans and tourists to experience the spirit of the Olympics in Rio.
This year’s Olympic organizers are expecting over five billion people from all corners of the world to watch some part of the Rio Olympics during its 17 days course.
Starting on August 5, 8pm Rio time, this is midnight on August 6 in Ghana (Rio is four hours behind GMT); the opening ceremony will be held at the Rio’s Maracana Stadium.
Olympic opening ceremonies are events to live for, the opening ceremony of the Beijing Games of 2008 paint a masterpiece of Majesty. Against the odds the London Games of 2012 was a spectacular sight, it featured a stand-in for Queen Elizabeth II parachuting into the Olympic Stadium and acts from David Beckham in a speed boat, James Bond, Mr Bean and the Queen of England.
Ghana’s Olympic team is made up of 16 athletes; they will be featuring in athletics, weightlifting, Judoka swimming, and boxing.
Some of Ghana’s representatives include a weightlifter; Christian Amoah, a boxer; Abdul Wahid Omar, a judoka fighter; Szandra Szogedi and two swimmers; Abeiku Jackson and Kaya Forson.
This is clearly the most anticipated event in the world on TV; you clearly wouldn’t want to be left out.
For travelers in Ghana unable to snuggle up on their Sofa at home, here are some top tips on how to enjoy the Olympic events and get in the Samba groove while on a trip.
In your hotel room
You might intend watching the Olympics when you settle down in your hotel room. Things might go as planned if you booked a 4 star or 5 star hotel like the African Regent Hotel, Golden Tulip Kumasi or Movenpick hotel Accra. These luxury hotels offer the best experience and good satellite Television is just a glimpse of it.
However, if you are booking a cheap hotel you might want to read on.
Champs Sports Bar & Grill, Takoradi
Champs sports Bar and Grill is located in Takoradi. It offers coverage of all major sporting events on TV screens and projectors.
It has a serene relaxation environment and hosts a selection of entertainment events, live music, Quiz Nights and karaoke competitions.
There’s also a Champs Sports Bar & Grill in the Paloma Hotel Complex on the Ring Road, Accra.
The View Bar & Grill, Kumasi
The View Bar & Grill is clearly a people’s choice for relaxation in Kumasi. This hangout is elegantly designed with French themed furniture and interior decoration.
Besides being a popular sports viewing center, they serve an inspired Anglo-French Menu that includes redcurrant, braised cabbage and bacon with spiced apple, roasted breast butternut mash and crispy pork belly.
They host a series of events with a rich roster of Djs, entertainers and artists.
Jamrock Restaurant & Grill, Accra
This classic restaurant located along Jungle Avenue, Accra is a hallmark of a modern restaurants. Jamrock is an entertainment center that promises a taste of Jamaica in Ghana. Their classic Menus include Jerk pork, Jerk Chicken and Oxtail.
Visitors to the Jamrock Restaurant and Grill can be rest assured of enjoying this Olympics season.
You Won’t be able to escape Olympic fever for about two weeks in August, so why not join in on the fun?