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  1. "hard act to follow" is an expression that means the performance, show, event or whatever after this one (London) is going to find it difficult to match! :)

    Like London had a hard act to follow after Beijing.

    The true is that every Olympic is different. China laid its own mark when they hosted, London laid its own mark now and Rio will do the same in 2016. Rio will have its ups and downs but in the end, I'm sure it's gonna be fun and enjoyable party.

    I don't think the brazilian organizers have to worry about London too much, they have to make their own Olympics now and hopefully people in the world will enjoy it, if not, I'm sure brazilians will love the experience either way. This is gonna be a south american Olympics, like it or not.

  2. I remember when I visited Rio, I went to the Maracana Stadium and from there you can easily see the Corcovado. It definitely dominates the view of all Rio and you can see it from anywhere in the city. Maybe they can place the cauldron up there. So, people will be able to see the olympic flame from any spot in Rio. With good technology they will just find a good way to light it.

    They could use corcovado while lightining the caldron (maybe the flame will came from there), but not exactly put the caldron up there. I don't know, either way, the discussion about the 2016 caldron shpuld be even more interesting than the one we had about london's.

  3. It looks like they'll cover only parts of the field with that grey tarpaulin. The infield seems to stay green, that's the first time in a closing ceremony since Sydney 2000.

    I don't think so. I just saw the infield on brazilian tv. It's covered with an stylized union flag (or something like that). The weather looks cloudy, maybe we'll have light rain during the ceremony.

  4. Really depends on the structure of the ceremonies I guess.

    Jack Morton Worldwide did a great job producing Athens 2004, of course the creative team was Greek.

    I am guessing it will be the same with this maybe.

    Never know though, Australians did a fantastic job with Canada, New Zealand and Qatar.

    What I understand from this report (http://aroundtherings.com/articles/view.aspx?id=38411) is that the ceremonial consortium is formed by the italian company that produced Torino 2006 and a brazilian production team, the ones responsible for Rio's world famous NYE party. I'm sure brazilians will have a major role in the creative process.

    Ric Birch is part of the consortium from what I read, although I did not understand exactly what his job will be.

  5. I have to say that is my major gripe about plans for Rio 2016 in that the Athletics stadium is not the main Olympic stadium; also having small capacity too.

    I have to say that is my major gripe about plans for Rio 2016 in that the Athletics stadium is not the main Olympic stadium; also having small capacity too.

    This will probably be the main topic in this forum from now to 2016, but the true is that Rio doesn't need to construct another athletic stadium. Joao Havelange stadium already serves its purpose (for athletics competition, not for ceremonies), building another stadium just to acomodate the olympic tradition is NOT part of Rio's plans. Maracana stadium is being renovated for the 2014 world cup and FIFA rules wouldn't allow an athletic track to be part of the new stadium. So, since the ceromonies' stadium needs to be a big venue, they are going with Maracana. Maybe Rio will have two flames, one for the ceremony and another for the Olympic Park.

    By the way, the athletic stadium in Rio will not be located in the Olympic park, another first I guess.

    Anyway, I digress. Back to London, I'm glad that we will finally see the flame from now on.

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