Opening Ceremony Memes & Jokes About The Rio Olympics Show How Much People Love This Event

After four long years of waiting, the Summer Olympics is finally back. The eyes of the world are on Rio de Janiero Friday night as the highly-anticipated games begin, starting with the opening ceremony in Rio's Maracanã Stadium. With the proliferation of digital technology, the Olympics have become an even more global event than ever, and one of the most enjoyable byproducts of that globalization are the jokes online as the world watched the ceremony from Rio together. The Rio Opening Ceremony memes and jokes didn't dissapoint, even in context of their predecessors, and succeeded in making Rio one of the most enjoyable opening ceremonies of all time.

The last few Olympics have produced some stellar memes, most notably Queen Elizabeth skydiving with James Bond and being a super sassy monarch, the startling similarities to The Lord of the Rings movies, and the iconic missing fifth Olympic ring. But the Internet brought its A-game, perhaps partially aided by some leaks of the Ceremony earlier this week. Even if there was a little preconceived joking tossed in, the results are still hysterical. Check out these hilarious Rio opening ceremony jokes and memes to see the funnier side of the Olympics:

May the odds be ever in Team USA's favor during this year's Olympic Games.