These Team GB stars missed the opening ceremony - but got their Olympic party started anyway


If you stayed up to watch Team GB make their grand entrance at the Maracana stadium in an early show of Olympic loyalty you might have wondered why they didn't get much screen time.

Well it may have been because a lot of the team weren't there and were watching the Rio 2016 Opening Ceremony on TV as well.

Some of the athletes were still at the training camp in Belo Horizonte a few hundred miles north of Rio, but they got to their feet cheering when Team GB hit the stadium.

Others from the British contingent were getting in the spirit from the Olympic Village itself as they prepared for the start of competition.

Hockey players Henry Weir and Michael Hoare will be in action with their teammates against Belgium on Saturday, so it was a quiet night in for them too.

And whilst Andy Murray may have been holding the real flag - rowing cox Phelan Hill shared a pic of some cool-looking Union Jack steps to mark the occasion.

If you're wondering what the actual opening ceremony looked like, here you go...