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10 minutes ago, illustrado said:

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What's those big hand statues with different hand signals on the boxes? Almost like the set of The Voice!

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1 hour ago, illustrado said:

you want props where you go.

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it looks like placebearers. this is equally diapointing and interesting

 

 
 

Kinda overdoing it.  And they're going to have over 200 of those in the tight spaces of Maracana?  I mean it's cute for the first dozen nations, but afterwards, so what?   I hope no islamic nation pipes up and complains that it would be un-islamic to march behind a flower-bearing tricycle!!

Can't wait for the Opening Ceremony where they will use fire trucks or bulldozers to lead in the Nations!  LOL!!   

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Well, Rio is a vibrant city so why go for something boring when you can add a splash of liveliness and color to the ceremony? ^_^

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7 minutes ago, adrianme17 said:

christ alive the placard bearers look like a prop for "it's a knock out" in the 1980's - awful! 

Well, 204 homes in Rio will have to make room in their garages for those contraptions afterwards.  I wonder if the inverted traffic cones will attach to the cauldron; and as the cauldron spins, spew flowers and plants all over the place??  :blink:

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Uh, those are certainly very different and quaint placards. Very colorful indeed but those have to be the weirdest ones i've seen in Olympics since Albertville

Also I have a feeling those olympic rings made out of grass we saw on some pics days ago are related to those plant-carrying tricycles. My guess is they will start to slowly take them out as the countries arrive and progressively form the olympic rings (maybe as a symbol of all 5 continents being gathered slowly in Rio and the rings only being completed when all nations have arrived).

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A brief look at the previous placard bearers

Albertville 1992

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Barcelona 1992

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Atlanta 1996

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Sydney 2000

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Athens 2004

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Torino 2006

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Beijing 2008

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Vancouver 2010

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London 2012

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Sochi 2014

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Also, these were the ones used for the 2007 Pan Am Games

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1 hour ago, Ikarus360 said:

Uh, those are certainly very different and quaint placards. Very colorful indeed but those have to be the weirdest ones i've seen in Olympics since Albertville

Also I have a feeling those olympic rings made out of grass we saw on some pics days ago are related to those plant-carrying tricycles. My guess is they will start to slowly take them out as the countries arrive and progressively form the olympic rings (maybe as a symbol of all 5 continents being gathered slowly in Rio and the rings only being completed when all nations have arrived).

 
 
 

You're right.  THat's why they have all that junk in the back -- to deposit them in the center of the avenue to make the 5 rings.  Kinda corny idea -- but which was Autopia's original idea for London to have the kids deposit the petals / stalks in the middle of the stadium to make a "forest."   Hmmmm, Autopia, are you listening??  :blink: 

http://www.dezeen.com/2014/07/23/thomas-heatherwick-atopia-locog-2012-olympic-cauldron-design-dispute-settled-out-of-court/ 

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55 minutes ago, baron-pierreIV said:

You're right.  THat's why they have all that junk in the back -- to deposit them in the center of the avenue to make the 5 rings.  Kinda corny idea -- but which was Autopia's original idea for London to have the kids deposit the petals / stalks in the middle of the stadium to make a "forest."   Hmmmm, Autopia, are you listening??  :blink: 

http://www.dezeen.com/2014/07/23/thomas-heatherwick-atopia-locog-2012-olympic-cauldron-design-dispute-settled-out-of-court/ 

With any luck, the London settlement with Atopia will have included a "Now you've got your acknowledgment, if you try to take this any further for future Olympics, we will help the IOC to countersue over your use of Olympic connections in your own publicity without permission" clause.

 

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1 minute ago, JMarkSnow2012 said:

With any luck, the London settlement with Atopia will have included a "Now you've got your acknowledgment, if you try to take this any further for future Olympics, we will help the IOC to countersue over your use of Olympic connections in your own publicity without permission" clause.

 

 

Except London 2012 no longer exists (as do all past Org Committees, except perhaps LA's SCOOG) to enforce such a clause.  ;)

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2 minutes ago, baron-pierreIV said:

Except London 2012 no longer exists (as do all past Org Committees, except perhaps LA's SCOOG) to enforce such a clause.  ;)

Except London 2012 already no longer existed when Atopia took legal action- that's why Heatherwick etc. were never called to give formal testimony.

 

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14 minutes ago, JMarkSnow2012 said:

Except London 2012 already no longer existed when Atopia took legal action- that's why Heatherwick etc. were never called to give formal testimony.

 

 

No; the remnants were still there to authorize the out-of-court settlement--before the books were closed-- as you yourself pointed out to me previously 

(C'mon, I'm just teasing.)   

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The negativity of people on the SSC thread is so hysterical is almost cute. You can tell the trauma of the dreadful 2014 WC opening is still instilled in their minds.

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49 minutes ago, Ikarus360 said:

The negativity of people on the SSC thread is so hysterical is almost cute. You can tell the trauma of the dreadful 2014 WC opening is still instilled in their minds.

Which thread?

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2 hours ago, baron-pierreIV said:

No; the remnants were still there to authorize the out-of-court settlement--before the books were closed-- as you yourself pointed out to me previously 

(C'mon, I'm just teasing.)   

Olympics come and Olympics go, but accountants and lawyers are forever.

 

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10 hours ago, illustrado said:

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Great photos again Neneo10.  

The crowds appear to be linked to the Favelas, both similar multi-coloured.. Reminds me of the gathering crowd scene in the Athens 2004 OC.

Also is that the Flag Podium suspended in mid air over to the left ?

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5 minutes ago, AustralianFan said:

Great photos again Neneo10.  

The crowds appear to be linked to the Favelas, both similar multi-coloured.. Reminds me of the gathering crowd scene in the Athens 2004 OC.

Also is that the Flag Podium suspended in mid air over to the left ?

i'm not Neneo10

granted i just get the pics from skyscrapercity but i'm not  Neneo10

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4 minutes ago, illustrado said:

i'm not Neneo10

granted i just get the pics from skyscrapercity but i'm not  Neneo10

My apologies Illustrado, nice photos you posted, thankyou :D

I need a coffee!

All these pre-rehearsal photos are intriguing. 

 

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its ok here have some more

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and a bit the film that may or aynot be back stage

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=1142363522493552

 

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