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For some reason it looks like there might be a tunnel here:

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Maybe the athletes will come out of here? Seems like it will bottle neck if that's the case though.

As the latest find by neneu10 shows, yes there might indeed be a tunnel there:

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That is one crazy ceremony stage design !

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As the latest find by neneu10 shows, yes there might indeed be a tunnel there:

We know there are tunnels everywhere under that stage. I think this is the reason Birch quit. He really wanted to do something a la Doha 2006 just to move the March along. But someone, somewhere (probably NBC again) blocked that move by exerting influence on the Committee not to give extra $$ to widen the entrance Birch preferred which would have had 2 teams come in together at the same time. This is going to be one long, slow slog again.

Then my guests at my Olympic OC Viewing Party leave because by the time we get to the Lighting, it is already past midnight (my time) and they want to get home early. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!! :angry:

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Despite "some" problems (political, economical, etc), I think the games will be ok...starting with the OC...

Saudações olímpicas de Portugal! (quero um enorme aplauso quando entrar a equipa lusitana). B)

não há razão particular para aplausos diferenciados no momento...

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All that structure in the stands removed many seats.


I think from 10.000 to 15.000 are lost with all this, or have impaired vision.


About erratically, I am also curious, but I think it will be a 'skeleton' and the ceremony will take layers on that space most of the time.


About applause for delegations probably Portugal, Argentina (although Brazil is a rival in football), perhaps the United States and Spain are also applauded. Already booed delegations I bet on Venezuela and Cuba, because the Brazilian political sentiment being negative to the government of the two countries, which are closely linked to the PT and the Lula government and Rousseff.


Do not bet on striking reactions stadium for delegations such as France, Britain and China. Bet more in Russia, Japan and Jamaica, the latter was well received at the Pan American 2007.

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não há razão particular para aplausos diferenciados no momento...

?! Uau.... Um brasileiro com humor.... Se os J.O fossem em Portugal (não são porque não temos dinheiro para isso e somos realistas, ao contrário de outros), tenho a certeza absoluta que a equipa brasileira receberia uma ovação especial...

há uma história e laços culturais importantes que unem os dois países...só isso.

Wow!!!! .... A Brazilian with humor!!! .... If the Olympics were in Portugal ( we have no money for this and we are realistic , unlike other :ph34r: :ph34r: :ph34r: ) , I am absolutely sure that the Brazilian team would receive a special ovation ...

there is a history and important cultural ties that bind the two countries ... only that .

! Wow .... A Brazilian with humor .... If the OJ were in Portugal (not because we have no money for this and we are realistic , unlike other ) , I am absolutely sure that the Brazilian team receive a special ovation ... there is a history and important cultural ties that bind the two countries ... only that .

?! Uau.... Um brasileiro com humor.... Se os J.O fossem em Portugal (não são porque não temos dinheiro para isso e somos realistas, ao contrário de outros), tenho a certeza absoluta que a equipa brasileira receberia uma ovação especial...

há uma história e laços culturais importantes que unem os dois países...só isso.

Wow!!!! .... A Brazilian with humor!!! .... If the Olympics were in Portugal ( we have no money for this and we are realistic , unlike other :ph34r: :ph34r: :ph34r: ) , I am absolutely sure that the Brazilian team would receive a special ovation ...

there is a history and important cultural ties that bind the two countries ... only that .

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Despite "some" problems (political, economical, etc), I think the games will be ok...starting with the OC...

Saudações olímpicas de Portugal! (quero um enorme aplauso quando entrar a equipa lusitana). B)

I think you will see a lot of references of your country if they tell the story of the discover. Maybe a big caravela?

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I think you will see a lot of references of your country if they tell the story of the discover. Maybe a big caravela?

Who knows..references about PT are not an important issue for me...A caravela or hundreads of Carmen Mirandas! :lol::lol: Well, Iwant to see all the best Brazil have to show to the world. London did it with a low budget, imagination and passion. That´s what I expect from you guys.

And about PT, we are a small and nice country, with no very good perspectives about medals, so a special aplause would be kind of a medal for us. :D:D:D:D:D I remember how Britain was applauded in Sydney! lol

Aquel abraço from the "brother-country" "país irmão".

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Poll: Brazilians want Guga lighting the Olympic cauldron.

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Former tennis player, Guga, who led the world rankings for 43 weeks and one of the most charismatic history of tennis players is the favorite of Brazilians to light the cauldron. The tennis player has participated in two Olympic Games (Athens and Sydnei).

See the result:
Guga (tennis): 38.6%
Robert Schedit (Olympic Sailing): 15.5%
Vandelei Cordeiro de Lima (Marathon - Pushed in Athens 2004): 12.2%
Pelé: 11.1%
Oscar (Basketball former player): 7.6%
Rezende and Ze Roberto (male and female volleyball coaches): 6.5%
Maria Esther Bueno (Former tennis player and world's best in 1959, 1964 and 1966): 3.05%
Cesar Cielo (swimmer gold in 2008 but failed index for 2016); two%
Hortencia and Paula (Basketball Women): 1.7%
Neymar: 1.6%
The survey was answered by users of globoesporte.com, the largest portal of sports in the country.
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Who knows..references about PT are not an important issue for me...A caravela or hundreads of Carmen Mirandas! :lol::lol: Well, Iwant to see all the best Brazil have to show to the world. London did it with a low budget, imagination and passion. That´s what I expect from you guys.

And about PT, we are a small and nice country, with no very good perspectives about medals, so a special aplause would be kind of a medal for us. :D:D:D:D:D I remember how Britain was applauded in Sydney! lol

Aquel abraço from the "brother-country" "país irmão".

I do not think Brazil and Portugal relationship is as strong as the relationship between Australia and the UK.
Australia and the United Kingdom are longtime partners in addition, Australia and the United Kingdom shared history to a close almost 80 years ago.
In the 2014 World Cup, few Brazilians had Portugal as 'second team' most opted for Germany, Italy, Spain and etc. I opted for England and Germany.
I have not met anyone who twisted by Portugal in 2014. And now the Euro 16, most Brazilians rooting for France, Italy, Germany, Belgium, etc.
But Brazil and Portugal follow different paths since 1822.
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I do not think Brazil and Portugal relationship is as strong as the relationship between Australia and the UK.
Australia and the United Kingdom are longtime partners in addition, Australia and the United Kingdom shared history to a close almost 80 years ago.
In the 2014 World Cup, few Brazilians had Portugal as 'second team' most opted for Germany, Italy, Spain and etc. I opted for England and Germany.
I have not met anyone who twisted by Portugal in 2014. And now the Euro 16, most Brazilians rooting for France, Italy, Germany, Belgium, etc.
But Brazil and Portugal follow different paths since 1822.

:blink: Jesus, we have a different perspective from here... maybe we admire you more...it´s a kind of platonic and tropical passion :P

here we also say that brazilians are "portuguese with sugar", so in general, we like you!

go Rio!!

My

Poll: Brazilians want Guga lighting the Olympic cauldron.

151214112056511_guga-centro-olimpico-de-

Former tennis player, Guga, who led the world rankings for 43 weeks and one of the most charismatic history of tennis players is the favorite of Brazilians to light the cauldron. The tennis player has participated in two Olympic Games (Athens and Sydnei).

See the result:
Guga (tennis): 38.6%
Robert Schedit (Olympic Sailing): 15.5%
Vandelei Cordeiro de Lima (Marathon - Pushed in Athens 2004): 12.2%
Pelé: 11.1%
Oscar (Basketball former player): 7.6%
Rezende and Ze Roberto (male and female volleyball coaches): 6.5%
Maria Esther Bueno (Former tennis player and world's best in 1959, 1964 and 1966): 3.05%
Cesar Cielo (swimmer gold in 2008 but failed index for 2016); two%
Hortencia and Paula (Basketball Women): 1.7%
Neymar: 1.6%
The survey was answered by users of globoesporte.com, the largest portal of sports in the country.

My vote is important like the pinguins vote in Antartida, but Robert Schedit (Olympic Sailing) and Vandelei Cordeiro de Lima are my favorites.

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:blink: Jesus, we have a different perspective from here... maybe we admire you more...it´s a kind of platonic and tropical passion :P

here we also say that brazilians are "portuguese with sugar", so in general, we like you!

go Rio!!

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My vote is important like the pinguins vote in Antartida, but Robert Schedit (Olympic Sailing) and Vandelei Cordeiro de Lima are my favorites.

I think Portugal has a great role in our history.
But most Brazilians do not care much for Portugal.
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About cauldron lighting, I think it's good someone retired from sporting life but with Olympic history.
Guga: Participated in two Olympics, but with poor performance. I do not bet.
Robert Schedit: It has five Olympic medals and will retire, but I think it accredits to be the flag bearer. I do not bet.
Vanderlei Cordeiro: It's a strong name! For all that is from Athens 2004. I bet.
Oscar: Great player, well known by Brazilians, with record 5 Olympiad in career (although no medals) and other records in Olympics.
Rezende and Ze Roberto: Will participate in the games, are well known by brasilerios, olympic medalists, but are not coaches and athletes. I do not think that will be chosen.
Maria Esther Bueno: It's a tennis success, the best place in the ranking of the greatest tennis players in history among the representatives of Latin America. But without participation in Olympics.
Skin: Do not bet on soccer players, even he who has never played one Olympiad.
Neymar: Do not bet would discredit other athletes.
Cesar Cielo: Good Olympic performance in 2008, well-known swimmer ... but I better not. You can participate in the relay at the stadium, but I would not put him lighting the pyre.
Hortencia and Paula: are known, with silver at 96, may be a possibility.
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I prefer to be a single athlete to light the cauldron.
I would not like to see people who are not athletes, or who did not participate in Olympics, the lighting by young promises (as in London) or more than one person.
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I think Portugal has a great role in our history.
But most Brazilians do not care much for Portugal.
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About cauldron lighting, I think it's good someone retired from sporting life but with Olympic history.
Guga: Participated in two Olympics, but with poor performance. I do not bet.
Robert Schedit: It has five Olympic medals and will retire, but I think it accredits to be the flag bearer. I do not bet.
Vanderlei Cordeiro: It's a strong name! For all that is from Athens 2004. I bet.
Oscar: Great player, well known by Brazilians, with record 5 Olympiad in career (although no medals) and other records in Olympics.
Rezende and Ze Roberto: Will participate in the games, are well known by brasilerios, olympic medalists, but are not coaches and athletes. I do not think that will be chosen.
Maria Esther Bueno: It's a tennis success, the best place in the ranking of the greatest tennis players in history among the representatives of Latin America. But without participation in Olympics.
Skin: Do not bet on soccer players, even he who has never played one Olympiad.
Neymar: Do not bet would discredit other athletes.
Cesar Cielo: Good Olympic performance in 2008, well-known swimmer ... but I better not. You can participate in the relay at the stadium, but I would not put him lighting the pyre.
Hortencia and Paula: are known, with silver at 96, may be a possibility.
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I prefer to be a single athlete to light the cauldron.
I would not like to see people who are not athletes, or who did not participate in Olympics, the lighting by young promises (as in London) or more than one person.

Totally agree with you! Seriously, I don´t believe in Pele or even Gustavo Kuerten option. Maybe Vanderlei! Would be fine! he was an olympic medalist and an example of humble hero.

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Totally agree with you! Seriously, I don´t believe in Pele or even Gustavo Kuerten option. Maybe Vanderlei! Would be fine! he was an olympic medalist and an example of humble hero

I twist by Vanderlei Cordeiro and I think he is by far the favorite.
I have personal reasons to cheer for him, because I know him personally. He lives in a town near the mine.
He was in my town just over a month. When I was in high school, he handed medals in Sport Games of my school unfortunately did not win the medal.
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I twist by Vanderlei Cordeiro and I think he is by far the favorite.
I have personal reasons to cheer for him, because I know him personally. He lives in a town near the mine.
He was in my town just over a month. When I was in high school, he handed medals in Sport Games of my school unfortunately did not win the medal.
You know that music should be presented at the opening ceremony?
No doubt ... 'What country is this?' - I suggest that is performed by Capital Inicial.
This song is known by all Brazilians! All!
Below the video and the lyrics that explain why this song portrays Brazil.
In the slums, in the Senate
Dirt to everywhere
No one respects the constitution
But all believe in the future of the nation
What country is this?
What country is this?
What country is this?
In the Amazon, the Araguaia, in the Baixada Fluminense
In Mato Grosso, Minas Gerais and the Northeast all alone
In death I rest but the blood on the loose
Spotting the papers, documents faithful
The rest of the boss
What country is this?
What country is this?
What country is this?
What country is this?
Third World if
Joke abroad
But Brazil will get rich
We will bill a million
When we sell all souls
Our Indians at auction.
What country is this?
What country is this?
What country is this?
What country is this?
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For those who did not understand follows a quick comparison.


The song 'What country is this?' It is for Brazilians the same thing that 'God save the Queen''s Pistols Sex is for the British.


It is a huge social criticism of brasilerios problems. But of course, I find it very difficult for anyone to put her in the Opening or Closing.

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If less money means less technology so I feel more relieved than concerned. I am saturated with projected images. This was cool in the early 2000 but now is getting boring. I also don't like these small movies. It's ok on TV but not inside the stadium. The action must happen in the field. It's like going to a theatre and part of the story is shown in a screen next the stage. Why? I hope for ceremony with more human and artistic touch. If they can mix this with modern without lose creativity it's fine. Athens should be the reference, not london.

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If less money means less technology so I feel more relieved than concerned. I am saturated with projected images. This was cool in the early 2000 but now is getting boring. I also don't like these small movies. It's ok on TV but not inside the stadium. The action must happen in the field. It's like going to a theatre and part of the story is shown in a screen next the stage. Why? I hope for ceremony with more human and artistic touch. If they can mix this with modern without lose creativity it's fine. Athens should be the reference, not london.

Projected images are now very cheap technology, unfortunately! Also, short movies are useful to cover the gap between the cast of one segment leaving the performing area and the cast of the next one arriving- the alternative being a small-scale performance such as a song, in which case the visuals of the singer still need to be shown on screens!

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I know that movies are useful sometimes like the arrival of the flame, but that thing with Mr Bean and the Queen in London was exaggerated. Still using London as an example, they started so well with the rings and the artistic part, but when used movies and projections in that house, I almost fell asleep on sofá.

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