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Who cares if performers are world famous or not? As long as they work for the show, in the moment, that's what matters most. These ceremonies are about cities showing the world the face THEY want

Omg guys, u need to sotp! It's boring how you're jugding the hole cerimony just by pictures. LETS RIO SHINE without yours negative comments. I'm loving everything, it's so colorful, so alive. They are

I watched quite a lot of the videos and pictures you guys thankfully posted here, and I must say, that I'm looking very much forward to the opening ceremony. What I have seen so far is surprisingly im

4 minutes ago, baron-pierreIV said:

No; they don't light the cauldron at Dress Rehearsals.  

I agree, they never light the Cauldron at dress rehearsals.  They usuually have separate late night rehearsals for the Cauldron.

I was just commenting I spotted it just spotted it earlier hanging there behind.

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5 minutes ago, baron-pierreIV said:

There's NOTHING to see there.  It's mainly a rehearsal for the Marshals, more than anything else.  You don't have the actual athletes marching in.  

Lol, no they dont have actual athletes marching in during rehearsals.

Often they use volunteers, school children, community groups, etc to play the part of athletes for timing purposes

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Just now, neneu10 said:



Thanks Neneu10.


The Cauldron is clearly hanging there behind the big screen in this photo.

 I'm very surprised the organisers have not made much attempt to hide it. 

Still, waiting for the big moment in Friday's OC  is what I'm looking forward to.

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A lot of people who were calling this a disaster these days are now apparently praising this ceremony. 

For what I saw...

It will be pretty much a summer version of Vancouver's opening. Lots of projections but also many good human performances.

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