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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.

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