writes that Hungary’s anthem for the Rio Olympic Games has officially debuted. The heartening song titled Halhatatlanok (Immortals) was written by the popular Hungarian rapper, Deniz, in honour of the Hungarian Olympians and Paralympians.

He also performed the song in the Palace of Arts at the Olympic vow ceremony. “Performing in Müpa was incredible, the atmosphere was very familiar and the whole event was of high standard” told Deniz and added that Olympians, Paralympians, and former champions took part in the making of the video clip.

“A few sportsmen contacted me last year asking if I would write an anthem for their branch of sport as they think that my work is very motivating. There are no others songs similar to Halhatatlanok in Hungary. I tried to put myself into the place of sportsmen, this is why the lyrics is in 1st person singular. It’s an honour that Olympians and former champions put their name to the song and that we shot together.”

The rapper also said that the shooting went smoothly as everyone was very helpful. “I asked the Olympians to bring with them a personal object and they were all happy to do so. There were everything from wooden canoe to hunting horn and Olympic gold medals.”

Our Olympic champion swimmer Dániel Gyurta is always happy for initiations like this, which strengthen the unity of Hungarian sportsmen and brings the idea of the Olympic Games closer to people. “A song like this is a good, inspiring medium for youngsters to watch the Games and cheer for Hungarians and the success of the 2024 Olympic bid.”

The aim of Deniz was to get the song to all Hungarians all over the world. “If I can contribute to the success of our Olympians even a tiny bit, I will be a very happy person” added Deniz.


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