Entertainment Weekly

Stay Connected

Subscribe

Advertise With Us

Learn More

Skip to content

Article

Olympics 2016 theme song honors Brazil

‘Alma e Coração’ (Soul and Heart) by Thiaquinho and Projota is the official song of the 2016 games

Posted on

Brazilian record company Som Livre released the official theme song of the 2016 ceremony, taking place in August in Rio De Janeiro, on Sunday.

Performed by samba star Thiaquinho and rapper Projota, “Alma e Coração” (Soul and Heart), celebrates the games’ host country with a music video picturing the stunning images of Rio’s landscapes and showing the training routines of Brazilian athletes.

Kicking off August 5, the Olympics will be broadcast on NBC (a comprehensive schedule can be found here). Last month, NBC announced a deal with Samsung that will allow Samsung device users to stream the games in virtual reality for the first time ever. According to the network, 85 hours of virtual reality programming will be available.