RIO FIREWORKS: The Olympics have officially opened in Brazil.
RIO FIREWORKS: The Olympics have officially opened in Brazil. Felipe Dana

LETTER: Refugee team in parade shows peace possible

THE most heartwarming part of the 2016 Olympic Opening Parade from Brazil was seeing the Refugee Olympic Team in the parade.

They might not win any medals on the podium but they have shown the rest of the world on the largest stage and to the largest audience possible there's always hope and room in sport to defeat and overcome any trial and torment thrown at you.

We can only hope other countries take note and ISIS sees it as a slap in the face for those trying to divide and destroy world peace.

Congratulations Brazil.

You have proven the doubters were wrong.

ERNEST WRIGHT, Sunrise Beach