Saturday, 6 August 2016

What Cameroonian athletes wore at Rio Olympics 2016 opening ceremony (photos)

Rio's Olympic Games have officially begun after Friday's Opening Ceremony - a celebration of Brazilian culture featuring Gisele, carnival-style dancing and an elaborate light display. But many were left unimpressed by the cut-price ceremony - which cost just a tenth of London's in 2012, branding it 'boring'.

Others were furious that the money had been spent on the Olympics during Brazil's worst recession in recent years.


Cameroon is scheduled to compete at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 5 to 21 August 2016. This will be the nation's fourteenth consecutive appearance at the Summer Olympics. 

Cameroonian athletes wore the Toghu (Bamenda attire) , same outfit they wore at the London 2012 Olympics. 




Cameroonian athletes will compete in the following athletics events; 

Boxing
Men's light fly 49 kg
Round of 32

Volleyball
Women's tournament
Pool A

Boxing
Men's light heavy 81 kg
Round of 32

Volleyball
Women's tournament
Pool A

Boxing
Men's middle 75 kg
Round of 32

13 comments:

  1. Why this same attire all the time?

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    1. Cos the attire is the best we've got. And it is the most beautiful. It was the most beautiful among all other attires worn by the other athletes from around the world.

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    2. Cuz its d best. Besides they sure do not have many opportunities to showcase our beautiful trad attire...and guess what...as someone here wrote... 'There's no alternative'...ROGER THAT young man... :)

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  2. cus its the only attire that's identifies Cameroon all over the world. Do u know any alternative?

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  3. I believe the Toghu represents Cameroon internationally in a strong way... love the outfits. www.fab-bookonline.com

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  4. That's what they wear all the time and there's nothing wrong with it. It's kind of like Cameroon's Olympic signature

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  5. Why not ask a British man why does he put on suit always. Cameroonians are identified by that outfit intentionally. So drop ur emotions if that's not village outfit

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  6. Funny how Cameroonians will complain about the attire, But they will not complain about the same president all the time. #SMH

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    1. one big chilled Guinness for u

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  7. I think people opinion is about why not wear sanja. Hey a good sawa creative designer and it will chic. We have over a hundred tribes and we can try s different attire. The Bamileke one will also be good it's got white stripes that emulate African skin.

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    1. This just goes a long way to show how devided we are.

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  8. Spirit if division, tribalism, favoritism has engulfed the Cameroonian society in all leaps and bounds. Issues people should complain about, they do not.

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