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TORCH RELAY - 2nd DAY



Pirenópolis - Goias State


Population: 20.460



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Celebration in Matriz Church with local costumes.



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Famous brazilians singers Zezé Di Camargo e Luciano with the torch.



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Lupércio Lima, prominent international balloonist, made a demonstration sport and used the torch to light the flame balloon



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Source: Brasil 2016.



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TORCH RELAY - 2nd DAY

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Source: Brasil 2016.

It's nice to see a mascot that can be used on posters all over the place without making everybody cringe !

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TORCH RELAY - 3rd DAY

Inhumas - Goias State

Population: 51.543

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Itaberai - Goias State

Population: 34.412

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Goias - Goias State

Population: 24.727

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Source: Brasil 2016.

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I'm not seeing any torch-extending action so far. Also, the security people seem quite obtrusive:

Have you watch this video before?

The Brazilian torch relay for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics has kicked off with volleyball player Fabiana Claudino running the first leg after the torch was ignited by embattled President Dilma Rousseff

Notice that it seems like the torch-extending action happened before that torch can recieve the flame...

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Notice that it seems like the torch-extending action happened before that torch can recieve the flame...

The extending has to happen before the torch can be lit- but they seem to have decided that it should normally happen before the cameras start rolling.

Also, while I'm niggling- my hope on 22 April that the sootiness of the upper part of the torch was just the result of the natural fuel of the original Olympia torch seems to have been dashed. Every torch looks grimy round the top by the time it gets to light the next one in the relay.

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The extending has to happen before the torch can be lit- but they seem to have decided that it should normally happen before the cameras start rolling.

Which goes to prove that the torch-extension move is just a gimmick which doesn't really work in the flow of the Relay. Useless, unnecessary expense -- wasted effort. And even in museums, you won't see docents pulling apart and popping this torch. Truly gimmicky.

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Which goes to prove that the torch-extension move is just a gimmick which doesn't really work in the flow of the Relay. Useless, unnecessary expense -- wasted effort. And even in museums, you won't see docents pulling apart and popping this torch. Truly gimmicky.

Non-professional footage is likely to provide our best views of it- as in the first of these two:

... whereas the second shows why it's much less practical than hoped ...

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Dead link replaced with the Wayne Enterprises version.

Poor guy thought the torch healed him -- which is why he lurched forward. Get a refund, chico!! ;-)

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