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  1. Today the torch crossed my city. And I have to admit that it is an incredible moment to be so close to the olympic flame for the first time in my life. Next one will be in Rio's cauldron.
  2. I believe that the participation of Pelé will be short and without running long distances at the Maracana. After a surgery, today he walks with difficulty.
  3. http://www1.folha.uol.com.br/esporte/olimpiada-no-rio/2016/07/1790014-participacao-de-temer-na-abertura-dos-jogos-ira-se-restringir-a-so-uma-frase.shtml "The name of who will light it is a secret, but the report found that Pele will have a special and relevant participation at the moment of the ceremony. Other athletes, most champions or Olympic two-time champions, as Joaquim Cruz, will participate in the relay before the grand finale."
  4. It would be very simbolic if that greek man that helped him in 2004, passed the torch to Varderlei light the cauldron
  5. I read that it will be 50 days before the opening ceremony
  6. The medals design will be presented 50 days before the games
  7. I think that in some moment of the ceremony it will be shown a torchbearer arriving at Av. Pres. Vargas and passing the flame to two torchbearer. One will run to the right towards the Maracana and the other will go the left towards the cauldron in the square, arriving both at the same time to light them.
  8. Rede Globo confirmed the place where the cauldon will be built. https://translate.google.com.br/translate?sl=pt&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=pt-BR&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fg1.globo.com%2Frio-de-janeiro%2Folimpiadas%2Frio2016%2Fnoticia%2F2016%2F05%2Fpira-olimpica-ficara-diante-da-igreja-da-candelaria-na-zona-portuaria.html&edit-text=&act=url Portuguese link and video http://g1.globo.com/rio-de-janeiro/olimpiadas/rio2016/noticia/2016/05/pira-olimpica-ficara-diante-da-igreja-da-candelaria-na-zona-portuaria.html
  9. I would like to understand why they haven't unveiled yet if there are less than 100 days to the opening ceremony. London 2012 unvailed tha medals design one year before. Until now, nobody said anything about the oficial song too and who will be the singer.
  10. I will watch a men's quarter final game, but I think they didn't released if it is the first, second, third or fourth of group A against the other of group B.
  11. "The traditional Olympic countdown , hosted by Omega since 1932 in Olympic host cities, was replaced in Rio by a new social countdown. Each month, starting in August, a new project will be announced via the site www.omegavivario.com." http://vivario.org.br/en/partnership-with-omega-leaves-a-social-legacy-for-rio/
  12. I have tickes for Canada x Zimbabue and Germany x Australia I think it's possible to see a lot of goals.
  13. Some news about the cauldron: "In Rio-2016, unlike what happened in most of the Olympic Games, the Olympic cauldron, after burning at the Maracana, will not stay in any sports equipment during the event. It will be built in the new Orla Mayor Luiz Paulo Conde, recently inaugurated by Eduardo Paes, the stretch near the Candelaria Church." http://blogs.oglobo.globo.com/ancelmo/post/pira-olimpica-no-centro.html.
  14. I'll be there in a hostel in Copacabana from 15 to 18 August. I have already bought tickets to see basketball, atlethics, soccer, volleyball and beach volleyball.
  15. You are right about the photo date. The photo I found in this site http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?p=93271038
  16. Olympian2004, I found that second photo in another olympic forum. I don't think that first photo was taken on Friday, I think it was the day that the article was written only. This other photo was taken in July 9th and the stage is more complete than in the other one.
  17. A different photo, but now with 2 highlighted areas
  18. I think this website solve the mystery of this coloured bridge. http://www.hparc.com/work/central-park-bridges-f06-at-the-london-2012-olympic-park/ The coloured part is temporary. Under it there is a Z shape bridge that will be used after the games.
  19. Take a look at this sign in the area near that colored bridge. What are they hiding that can't be photographed?
  20. In a short interview Clare Amsel, producer of the Paralympic Opening Ceremony was asked: Do you have a favorite lighting of the olympic cauldron moment? - "It hasn't happend yet! I already know the London Cauldron will be the most beautiful ever so this will be my favorite." I think it will a big suprise as it was in Barceona 92.
  21. I was thinking about that purple flower. It is aligned with the path that goes directly to the tree and for me its shape is similar to some scultures made by Thomas Heatherwick. the guy that will design the cauldron. http://www.mirror.co.uk/incoming/article878862.ece/ALTERNATES/s615/Olympics%2Bopening%2Bceremony%2Bdetails%2Brevealed http://img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2007/10_04/sculpture2410_468x321.jpg http://cache2.allpostersimages.com/p/LRG/49/4935/YOGHG00Z/posters/b-of-the-bang-manchester-architect-thomas-heatherwick-studio.jpg
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