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Worse, they probably will focus in boring Sao Paulo and its even more boring Japanese community...

Yes, belly dancers and samba, that would be amazing!

Well, it would be nice to involve them. The Brazilian community in London was involved in theirs, as was Sydney's Greek community in 2000-2004 handover.

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Some traditionalists still can't come to grips with the idea of ceremonies not being held in the same stadium as athletics. Sorry Danny, but if that happens in the OC, it'll be seriously out of orde

I guess they should please the homecrowd first and foreigners can have a chance to learn new music and artists from other countries. Too bad people don't speak greek or portuguese... I even felt Beiji

It seems, Danny, u're looking forward to using the Olympics as a way of putting down your eternal rival, Argentina, again. I hope the attitude changes. The ancient Greeks put aside all their ri

$100 MILLION for the OC incredible.

I think that is more then Beijing?

Whose? Rio or Tokyo's? No. Beijing's came to about $140 mil -- total. Rio's, per the bid book, has a $125 mil budget for Ceremonies (but remember that includes 2 sets of Ceremonies, 2 sets of Awards teams, 2 Handover shows. some costs for the Torch Relay -- and may include all the Image (Look) costs as has been bundled up in other Games (Salt Lake for example).) London's with belated additions, all came to $128 mil. Sochi I think, from an estimated $46 mil per the bid book, may -- and this is a wild guess going by what they did at Kazan -- end up costing double, I'd say at least $85 mil; and considering their bid cost up to $95 million.

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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 "modern Brazil" in a Ceremony?

The budget for the ceremonies at the London games (opening and closing) were about 81 million pounds (a little more than USD 126.5 million).

According to Wikipedia, £ 27m was for the opening. Beijing had about £ 65m

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Hmmmm...I can imagine maybe some Taiko drumers on the stage, and a modern version of Japanese folk music with some traditional dances (and those "Iiiiouuuuuh" screams you hear in Kabuki shows) and showcasing a bit of Japanese world of technology (there were Taiko Drummers in a handover ceremony made after the final match of France 1998 WC).

Perhaps the small nod to Sao Paulo would come in the end with kids from the Liberdade District doing something similar like the SLC 2002 handover in Nagano Closing (with the SLC kids in the screens saying "See you in Salt Lake City" and a group of japanese kids saluting them in the stage). It wouldn't be that bad.


Dunno, really. Just wanted to post some things I imagined could happen.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dx76YPgZviE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yV1SO58AxU

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Using the Liberdade residents would make a very good bridge in the passing of the torch/banner from Rio to Tokyo -- that is the one common link of the 2 countries. I guess the Japanese-Brazilian Olympic freaks are going to be on an 8-year binge of Olympicitis.

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Lol I remember that movie :lol: it was a complete acid trip.

Or maybe, since they love to show off when it comes to technology, we'll be seeing Hatsune Miku singing as an hologram?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEaBqiLeCu0

Yeah, but I hope that Tokyo doesn't go exclusively high-tech in its ceremonies. I'd like to see at least some simplicity somewhere, after all, nobody does simplicity as well as the Japanese.

Yeah. Nagano ceremonies were probably one of the most simplest in the recent decades, but it was still elegant and solemn. However I think they'll go for something more impressive in 2020, or maybe something in the middle.

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