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  1. h Why should it be? Atlanta only had 3 marks -- like the 2 bus drivers who walked away, the results system which broke down, and the over-commercialization atmospher which was OUTSIDE any of the official venues). Where do I begin with Rio? - Village not ready when athletes were checking in - critical subway line NOT READY - the uncertain domestic political situation - messy attendance of Russian athletes (banned in Athletics; should the rest have been allowed to participate?) - Zika virus causing many athletes and visitors NOT to come - tacky little logo souvenir given the medallists. So cheap. Couldn't even afford flowers. - polluted waters - Athletes and media belongings robbed (even already in the Village) - low ticket sales and EMPTY seats...only to be filled with BOORISH, IGNORANT, DISRESPECTUL crowds... - Volunteers deserting; the remaining ones NOT being fed - "fake" cauldron of not even an ORIGINAL design - major diving pool water snafu - maybe tainted drug tests? - greatly diminished Paralympic schedule - what else DON'T we know about? DO you want me to go on??? And Atlanta had a bomb!!! Well some Atlanta issues: - Coca-Cola Games (Athens, sorry but see you in 2004) - Transport problems (also) "No one wants another Atlanta. The 1996 Games provided a cautionary tale of Olympic travel woes — with bus drivers getting lost, athletes arriving moments before their events and overloaded trains that couldn’t get residents home. It prompted the International Olympic Committee to lay out demands to make sure it didn’t happen again. “Atlanta was an unmitigated transport disaster,” rail expert Christian Wolmar said. “ - Informatic problems This is from wiki but it´s ok: "A report prepared by European Olympic officials after the Games was critical of Atlanta's performance in several key issues, including the level of crowding in the Olympic Village, the quality of available food, the accessibility and convenience of transportation, and the Games' general atmosphere of commercialism.[17] At the closing ceremony, IOC President Juan Antonio Samaranch said in his closing speech, "Well done, Atlanta" and simply called the Games "most exceptional." This broke precedent for Samaranch, who had traditionally labeled each Games "the best Olympics ever" at each closing ceremony, a practice he resumed at the subsequent Games in Sydney in 2000." Don´t be mad, just open your eyes. Maybe Atlanta Games were not so cool as you believe.
  2. In general , the games were ok ! Before the games we saw a lot of news ( from North american and European newspapers ) about water quality , safety , the inability of Brazil . Well, all with a lot of hype from reality . The opening ceremony was pretty cool and about sports this Games were spectacular . As less positive aspects : empty seats and Lochte novel. Well done Brazil . Vai Brasill!!! In Portugal, we will never forget the support from te brazilian crowd. OBRIGADO!!
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  4. I didn´t know this japanese artist that is going to participate in the torch relay on 2 august: http://www.studiointernational.com/index.php/mariko-mori-interview-ring-one-with-nature-olympic-games-2016 her name is Mariko Mori and she did this master piece: http://view-source:https://www.facebook.com/sentidodavidameaningoflife/?fref=ts
  5. Meanwhile in Atlantic Ocean, a portuguese ship is going to Brazil.... It is now one month that the School Ship Sagres sailed from Lisbon. Sailed for twelve days straight until you reach the first port in Praia , Cape Verde . On July 6 he left again towards Brazil crossing the equator on the 13th . The ship arrived to the first Brazilian port in Recife on 19 July and at this point already follows journey to the next port in S. Salvador . Continue to monitor the images from the trip NRP Sagres and leave a message to the ship: https://www.facebook.com/MarinhaPortuguesa/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1169280513093130
  6. Just love this voice: https://www.facebook.com/elzasoaresoficial/photos/a.328827217189111.74437.294115957326904/1172877026117455/?type=3&theater
  7. So cool: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=131&v=P2puA5eRv08
  8. https://www.facebook.com/comiteolimpicoportugal/videos/810926732375041/
  9. In Portugal a video portal and exclusive multimedia content (only in PT) : Interesting: "The Olympic Committee of Portugal (COP) launched today a video portal and exclusive multimedia content in partnership with Sapo. The new address of the COP was created thinking about the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, approaching with great strides, so you have new daily articles on the Portuguese athletes, their preparation and more personal testimonies. The COP channel comes in anticipation of a similar international project. By the end of the year, the International Olympic Committee will launch the Olympic Channel, also an online platform for everyone. In the Portuguese case, the focus will be given to athletes who will represent Portugal in Brazil but also to all those who have represented the country in previous years. The COP channel, the frog, will also have information on the characteristics and rules of the different modalities. The journalist Cecilia Carmo is responsible for coordinating the project that could form the basis for other journalistic work of the media partners of the COP (RTP and Sport TV)." http://canalcop.sapo.pt/reportagens/iniciativa/artigos/direto http://canalcop.sapo.pt/reportagens/pessoas/artigos/desejos-para-os-jogos-olimpicos-rio-2016 "the frog" means SAPO
  10. Fernanda is one my favourite brazilian actress and a Lady!!!!! And Elza is a hurricane!!!! Lovely choice! Wondering about what Fernanda will do, maybe to read some text or poem... Well done Rio!! Oh and Gisele could dance a samba for 1 minute.
  11. OBRIGADO!!!! o país está em delírio!!! A Copa já é um pouco mais difícil... It was a nice sunday for ust with 5 medals in european athletics champs!!!
  12. irony alert!! ...irony alert!!... I respect that kind of "musicians", but not for a OC!! That´s my point of view...
  13. You said everything!!! I believe in a good games, but honestly, not like London or Sydney. Maybe better than Athens and more happy than Beijing.
  14. Merci beaucoup! Obrigado!! What´s the point about Anita??! Well, why not Xuxa or Leandro e Leonardo??? Brazil have fantastic musicians. I Can´t understand Anita´s choice!! "It´s beautiful and worldwide"....yes honey, for you!! Not for an olympic ceremony!!
  15. This is so cool!!!! People here in Lisbon are crazy!!! SIMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!!! This means so much.......so much..... I can´t believe yet...
  16. Anitta??? oh dear!!!!!! Well, Im here just to show my new pic... SIMMMMMMMMMMM!!!!
  17. Im so happy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is insane!!! We are the champions!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SIMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!!!!!!!
  18. I really hope that...and I don´t want him to be the last with the torch....
  19. here it is: Salsa will dress the Portuguese Team up in denim! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71CkLvRou6k
  20. And now, something diferent: a very nice video about portuguese outfits were made: https://www.facebook.com/Salsa/videos/10154326140053754/ portuguese quality!! https://www.facebook.com/Salsa/videos/10154326140053754/ To watch the video you need to do facebook log in.
  21. Well, I need to listen it once again... It´s no bad at all, but for the Olympics I would expect another kind of music...
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