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Lucas Menegatti
Some findings from this photo:
the floor is flat, there is no trap, no underground passage and no sign that they are thinking of a lake, as well. So, hypotheses that include these elements must be discarded. Apparently, this guy is in the area reserved for the press, the same area to be occupied by authorities.
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Or as they did in La Habana 1991 Pan Am OC :P:lol::o

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Yo Yo Yo calm down on the ATLANTA rings man. If you're a true Olympic historian you'd remember that those rings were made by kids and to be quite frank they're actually really good for 100 kids in a time before the earpieces with formation callers became status quo.

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Yo Yo Yo calm down on the ATLANTA rings man. If you're a true Olympic historian you'd remember that those rings were made by kids and to be quite frank they're actually really good for 100 kids in a time before the earpieces with formation callers became status quo.

In Atlanta the rings were not formed by kids, but the number 100...

The rings in this picture are from La Habana Pan Am OC and they were fomed by young dancers, not kids....

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Or as they did in La Habana 1991 Pan Am OC :P:lol::o

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LMAO oh dear god that's the worst! I have conflicting criticisms about that formation though. For one, I feel a bit sympathetic because they were a 3rd world country at the time (hell they still are). But at the same time, Cuba's government is a lot like Russia where they push all their athletes really hard to get as many medals as possible in the Summer Olympics at the expense of their country's resources. I would think they would want to have the utmost precision in forming the rings. BTW, is it tradition to form the Olympic rings for the Pan American games, or is this just an ego thing they did that clearly failed?

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I am SO SICK you asshole putting down ATLANTA. Like a twat like you could do any better. They certainly got it right in Atlanta. What about Sochi? You're such a pure JACKASS!!

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lol please just because you waddled your way into the stadium as part of the group that lacked any awareness of what a circle looks like does not mean the Atlanta OC is above criticism here. And the cheerleading and truck segment is still by far one of the worst things ever in Olympic OC history.

Some findings from this photo:
the floor is flat, there is no trap, no underground passage and no sign that they are thinking of a lake, as well. So, hypotheses that include these elements must be discarded. Apparently, this guy is in the area reserved for the press, the same area to be occupied by authorities.

Well the floor having no trap or underground passage I think most of us already knew was not going to happen. They were not going to rip up the floor for these games just for the OC, especially since the stadium will be used to host football games during the Olympics.

The Athens 2004 happened, okay, but not surprising. Incidentally, Athens 2004 had no memory of the spectators rings Beijing and London.
Viewers saw the masterpieces in London and Beijing, and now will see rings formed by people like in Singapore or Sochi? Oh, I think it will be disappointing.

Not sure exactly what you're trying to say in your first sentence. Remember that Olympic ring formation was for the CLOSING ceremony, NOT the opening ceremony. Here were the rings for the opening ceremony, which in my opinion were VERY memorable.

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and in case you don't remember how they formed, well here you go

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Lucas Menegatti
Some findings from this photo:
the floor is flat, there is no trap, no underground passage and no sign that they are thinking of a lake, as well. So, hypotheses that include these elements must be discarded. Apparently, this guy is in the area reserved for the press, the same area to be occupied by authorities.

Are you sure about "the floor is flat"? What are we seeing to the right of his forehead (both in the field of play and at the bottom of the audience seating)?

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Are you sure about "the floor is flat"? What are we seeing to the right of his forehead (both in the field of play and at the bottom of the audience seating)?

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Yeah it looks like the stage is raised on some sort of structure at this area, maybe it's a raked stage that slopes down the field level at the end opposite the favelas, so you can parade stuff up from that end. But ya, if you look close here between the red arrows it could be a raised platform......could just be a row of boxes making odd shadows too I guess but i think I see vertical struts with some sort of black fabric sheath draped over the side.

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Yeah it looks like the stage is raised on some sort of structure at this area, maybe it's a raked stage that slopes down the field level at the end opposite the favelas, so you can parade stuff up from that end. But ya, if you look close here between the red arrows it could be a raised platform......could just be a row of boxes making odd shadows too I guess but i think I see vertical struts with some sort of black fabric sheath draped over the side.

I see nothing there bur shadows and boxes. The floor looks flat.

On inspection of Paul's blowup, I think Mauricio is right- the blue-looking area above the dark line (mostly to the right of Paul's down-pointing arrow) is the black-painted indent in the white central performance area, on a flat floor.

I'm still a little bemused by the pale protrusion at the bottom of the seating though!

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Baron stills thinking that in Brazil we speak spanish :D:D

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I don't see this like elevated stage. The zoom makes it lookd confused. For me this like some package or structure covered by black canvas. Else, Meirelles had said they could not elevate the stage because the grass will be replanted right after the ceremony.

Baron, could the gray part be the thecnical area? like those ones?

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OBS: I was not allowed to put the images. I don't know why

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- We thought in a second reform of Maracanã which ended up not being made. The conditions are really difficult. It has only two major access and four small side doors. You can not take 800 people field quickly. The chairs are low and if we put a lot things around the field you cover people's vision. And it will host football games we can not raise the floor. We had to create solutions, but we are happy with them - said the director.

Source: http://globoesporte.globo.com/olimpiadas/noticia/2015/09/rio-2016-cerimonia-de-abertura-tera-limitacao-de-espaco-e-de-orcamento.html

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Well, regardless of how it will be the OC in something they are good.


Keep secret.


Besides those big screens of LED should be used in projections (we knew it 20 days or more), we did not reach any new conclusion, each photo appears remove a 'earlier conclusion'. Even these days the possibility of water was strong, now is low.


The Maracana is a challenge for any opening ceremony. Not the most suitable stadiums, as mentioned here have small entrances, small space and low seats.


Let's see what the river offers us (just hope they are not human rings)

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Ehr... no... Nobody cares or even identifies with the royals anymore. Well, except for small groups of intenet people. Royalty would fit the narrative of an opening ceremony in the case of portrayals of the Brazilian Independence or when the Portuguese court transfered to Rio de Janeiro, but that's basically it, unless the producers are planning to bore the world with history class.

Well, what a small group!

http://www.wsj.com/articles/new-plan-to-fix-brazils-royal-mess-restore-the-monarchy-1466187675

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By the way "Human Olympic rings" ... How could it be the nations bearer???

Any expectation?

RIO 2007 PAN AM OC... Very simple, but so original

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SYDNEY 2000: too simple for me....

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ATHENS 2004... Strongly remindedme Mexico 1968 nations bearer

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BARCELONA 92 : Original,, but I still don't know what they represent

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BEIJING 2008 : Too simple as Sydney

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LONDON 2012: Original but too small (acording to me)

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It was slightly copied in Baku 2015 OC

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My favorite ones:

ALBERTVILLE 92 (who oesn´t?)

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SALT LAKE 2002 (I love everything about the Opening of Salt Lake)

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GUADALAJARA 2011

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The model was repeated in Veracruz 2014 Central American Games

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and TORONTO 2015 that was technological and innovative by using the led pannels...

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ANY EXPECTATION FOR RIO 2016????

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My favorite ones:

SALT LAKE 2002 (I love everything about the Opening of Salt Lake)

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ANY EXPECTATION FOR RIO 2016????

Weirdly, that Salt Lake one looks as if the lettering has been photoshopped onto the image!

It would be lovely if Rio could do something crazy with the name-boards though.

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