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  1. looks like a viral marketing campaign sponsored by samsung. In every video someone is using what appears to be one of their smartphones. Also, the whois info on the domain points to samsung servers.
  2. Media reports that the budget for the opening ceremony will be of around USD 100 million. You can google translate this link if you can't read portuguese (http://veja.abril.com.br/blog/radar-on-line/esportes/1067993/). Does anyone here know the final price tag on recent opening ceremonies? This article also mentions that the general theme of the ceremony will of a "modern Brazil" and after the approval from the President (expected until the end of the year) an artistic director will be chosen to create the show. What do you guys think that could mean? What would you say would represent a "mo
  3. Looks good! I guess now that we can see the stadium, we can start having ideas on how it will look like for the ceremonies...
  4. The stadium was closed due to risk of collapsing. It is true that the stadium will be partially renovated/modified for the games, but those plans do not include a new roof (at least they didn't, now they do...). It is a shame that such a new (and supposedly modern) stadium is already having problems. The stadium was built by either the city or the state of rio, right?
  5. I think a good opening scene even before the countdown would be a bird's eye view of the city, like a plane flying over the city and approaching the stadium to the sound of "samba do aviao" (famous bossa nova song about a person contemplating the city from a plane as it lands at rio's airport). It would be a serene start, with beautiful scenery and the sunset. In terms of elements for the ceremony, i'd like to see something about the military dictatorship and how democracy was restablished in the late 80's. Particularly, i'd like to see some of the beautiful protest songs created by several
  6. So according to this website, Maracana stadium will cost 0 with permanent constructions and about US$ 5 million with temporary instalations.
  7. I agree with you that previous games have had problems in that area and required extra funding, but that is not what we are talking about here in a thread about rio. Rio does have an extensive history of budget overruns in public projects (to be fair, not only rio but the whole country and many other countries as well), like the panam 07 games. Lots of delays, rushed constructions and a huge bill picked up by the federal government. It is our money now, and we shouldnt just accept something so simple as "no cost overrun just because the budget hasnt been made public". We should try to make s
  8. That is exactly where the problem is! Politicians theses days are so clever: they already include the cost overruns (and maybe some extra bucks for bribery) in the budget...
  9. fyi, i'm brazilian too. and i am not a drug user, if that's what you think. so don't go around accusing other people. show a little respect, please, i am sure you are capable of it. as a brazilian, you should learn to take a joke, too. it will help you in your future. moving on, one can not deny that all those elements are associated with brazil and the city of rio. and given the recent turn around in violence (the so called "pacification" projects), it is very likely that favelas will be a part of the ceremony. maybe a transformation segment. allthough i don't like to idea of focusing too m
  10. why is he required to write positive stuff about rio? it was a joke and a funny one. chill out.
  11. So which themes do you think they will use in the ceremony to present brazil to the world? Greece used math, philosophy, theater. China had the compass, moving typewriter, etc. London went for the industrial revolution and the internet. Can brazil try to claim airplanes? What else? Pao de queijo and brigadeiro?
  12. I know its too soon, Bit I don't think there will be a Cauldron on the roof of maracana stadium. I'd say it will be another indoor cauldron.
  13. I dont about you, but i liked this segment! Also, why did meredith vieira asked danny boyle about the best time for a bathroom break when nbc is giving us plenty of bathroom breaks?
  14. I wish they would just start with the ceremony already!
  15. Except brazil was only ranked higher than the uk due to foreign exchange fluctuations and it seems we will loose that position and return to 9th or 10th. Now back to the closing, brazilian media is reporting that the handover sequence is "integrated" into the whole closing ceremony for the first time. What does that mean.
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