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Context: The 2023 BRICS Games opening ceremony was held in Durban, South Africa.
BRICS Games 2023
- The official opening ceremony took place at the Olive Convention Centre in Durban, South Africa.
- Young athletes aged between 19 and 21 from BRICS nations (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) will compete in five sporting codes: swimming, badminton, table tennis, tennis, and beach volleyball.
About BRICS Games
- BRICS Games, an event involving five BRICS nations (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) coming together to participate in various sports.
- The first BRICS tournament was held in Guangzhou, China, in 2017.
- The BRICS Games in 2021 were organized by India
- The 2022 BRICS Games were organized by China but were held online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- The 2023 BRICS Games organized by South Africa.
- In 2024, Russia will host the BRICS Games in Kazan from June 20 to June 23.
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Q. What was the venue for the 2023 BRICS Games opening ceremony?
A) Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
B) Durban, South Africa
C) Beijing, China
D) New Delhi, India
Explanation: The opening ceremony of the 2023 BRICS Games was held in Durban, South Africa, showcasing the city's rich cultural heritage and welcoming athletes and spectators from BRICS nations.