Thomas Bach, the president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), looked back on Olympic Games Rio 2016, the first Olympic Games hosted in South America, as "an unforgettable, ‘iconic’ Games." The biggest highlight was certainly the Opening Ceremony. The Opening Ceremony is the first and largest showpiece of every Olympic Games. The focal point of the Opening Ceremony is its production, which deeply reflects the history and culture of each host country. Supporting this production is the leading technology of each era. Panasonic exhibited the full extent of its technology at Rio 2016, in which they served for the first time as an Official Opening & Closing Ceremony Partner. The Olympic Games is the world's most prominent festival of sports, showcasing athletes. The Rio 2016 Opening Ceremony, a production befitting the commencement of such a festive event, is certain to have imprinted firmly in people's minds.