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Rio Olympics Opening ceremony:

Salone ranked second best West African nation

August 8, 2016 By: Sahr Morris Jr. in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Team Sierra Leone was rated as the second best dressed West Africa Nation behind Benin in last Friday’s Rio 2016 Olympic Games opening ceremony at the Maracana Stadium in Brazil.

The opening ceremony parade is one which the 207 participating countries use to pay homage to their national colours while also looking stylish and keeping the athletes’ comfort in mind.

In past Olympic Games, the rating of nations during the parade had attracted more attention, with several international media institutions drawing their own chart of best and worst dressed teams.

America based institution, USA Today Sports, ranked attire worn by the Sierra Leone delegation as the 17th best outfit in the parade, while their West African counterpart Benin were highly ranked in 6th position.

The Sierra Leone delegation dressed in an all designed African attire which portrays the country’s national colours. The beautifully designed African outfit is dominated in blue and white cotton, while the front is well tailored with green threads.

Journalist pair Jenna Clarke and Mary Ward said: “One word for the Sierra Leone dress, wearable. The nautical number can take you from day to night or Olympic Opening Ceremony to a cousin’s wedding.”

All stories are credited to Sports Writers Association of Sierra Leone (SWASAL), fully supported by the Ministry of Sports (MOS)

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