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On 12/11/2014 at 5:14 PM, gotosy said:
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Rio 2016 looking for 2,000 ‘show business’ volunteers to work on Olympic and Paralympic Games ceremonies Make-up artists, costume designers and wardrobe assistants among the roles for opening and closing ceremonies and medal presentations

Major international pop stars, hip-hop and ballet dancers mixing it up with circus performers, spectacular fireworks and the best athletes in the world. These are just some of the ingredients commonly seen at Olympic and Paralympic Games opening and closing ceremonies. With a worldwide audience of billions, they provide some of the most exciting moments of the Games – the athletes’ parade, arrival of the Olympic torch and lighting of the Olympic cauldron.

It will be no different at the Rio 2016 Games, and behind the scenes 2,000 volunteers will ensure everything runs smoothly. They will fulfil various roles in costume design, make-up and hairstyling for a cast of thousands, along with providing support for guests and help with set assembly. (Want to play your part? Apply here.)

“Volunteers will get a real taste of what it’s like to work on big events in show business,” said Rio 2016 ceremonies specialist Maria Ilka. “The Olympic and

Paralympic Games opening and closing ceremonies bring together thousands of people on-stage and in the wings, working side-by-side with the great professionals of the entertainment industry.”

Ceremonies volunteers will work in three areas – creative, technical and operations – with many roles to be played by aspiring producers during the opening, closing and medal ceremonies.

Creative roles include costume designers, make-up artists, hair stylists and casting assistants. On the technical side, volunteers will help build and assemble stage sets and scenery, as well as helping the various teams communicate effectively. Operations assistants will ensure that everything runs smoothly, dealing with accreditations and making sure everyone involved is in the right place at the right time, both during rehearsals and the show itself.

At the award ceremonies for winning athletes, volunteers will carry the medals and bouquets, and accompany athletes, helping to ensure they are prepared for their big moment.

To be a volunteer, you need to be 18 years old by February 2016 and available to work during the period of the Games. Registrations close on 15 December so don’t miss out, sign up here.

Be in the cast…

Volunteers who are mad about performance art and want to show off their talents will have the opportunity to become members of the Rio 2016 ceremonies cast through a special process. Auditions are scheduled for 2015, but you can register now and we will let you know when we the auditions begin.

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I loved it. It was very down to earth, classical and elegant ceremony. They didn't showed off like fucked up countries where people live as bad as Brazil such as Athens and Beijing did. Hiding their embarrassing reality. They broke the taboo of poverty.

The image of the games are one of the best ever. Marana stadium looked superb. The only didn't i didn't fancy at all, was the pace of the music. It kept people not so cheerful. More Samba was needed instead of Bossa Nova which relaxes. Rio gave a good lesson to Athens, Beijing and Sochi.

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Ooooookay. Looks like the IOC is getting heavy-handed with YouTube.

Let's see how long these last. First, one from a good series by user apertodemao:

 

Second, the final fireworks (I'm trying to find one where the drunk spectators are going ape crazy just off-camera, but no luck so far):

 

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1 hour ago, JMarkSnow2012 said:

Ooooookay. Looks like the IOC is getting heavy-handed with YouTube.

Let's see how long these last. First, one from a good series by user apertodemao:

 

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It's a good thing they didn't have Gisele scale those buildings in her high heels.  She surely would've fallen and killed herself -- and we wouldn't have wanted that.

BTW, is she really from Ipanema?  I bet she's NOT!!  

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3726589/Best-worst-outfits-Rio-Olympics-opening-ceremony.html

Reviews of the outfits worn by athletes are starting to come out. More or less what I also thought. South Korea uniforms were pretty much my favorite ones of the night. And people going crazy over the Tonga flagbearer.

USA and Germany outfits are being bashed once again by social media :S looks like they're going to have to try a bit harder for Pyeongchang and Tokyo. 

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9 minutes ago, Ikarus360 said:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3726589/Best-worst-outfits-Rio-Olympics-opening-ceremony.html

Reviews of the outfits worn by athletes are starting to come out. More or less what I also thought. South Korea uniforms were pretty much my favorite ones of the night. And people going crazy over the Tonga flagbearer.

USA and Germany outfits are being bashed once again by social media :S looks like they're going to have to try a bit harder for Pyeongchang and Tokyo. 

Despite the shirt looking like the Russian flag the way the stripe colors were produced, I think their outfits were great!

Canada and team GB the best? lmfao f**k no. Those jackets on the men from team GB are awful and they look like they're swimming in it, while that outfit that Canada is wearing looks like it was designed by the douchebag that is Justin Bieber.

BTW, posted this video on the reviews thread but thought I'd post it here just for the hell of it. John Oliver from Last Week Tonight did a hilarious review of the opening ceremony

 

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Question about the medal ceremonies.  Haven't seen one. Any videos? I guess they are at the end of the event, not in the evening like Sochi.

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Anyway, Rio de Janeiro has truly inspired me just as Barcelona did. Both didn't display all that technology show off that other cities need to inspire and failed on me. And honestly, these scenes of urban architecture and nature such as Barcelona, Athens and Rio are keeping my enthusiasm on for the Olympics. Ironically, all of them come from "developing countries". I can imagine what Istanbul and Cape Town might offer for the games, romantically and nostalgically talking. Mexico City and Sarajevo were touching. New frontiers are needed to keep inspiring (me, at least).

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3 hours ago, Dylanlip said:

So no cauldron for the Soccer finals/Closing/Paralympics? Or....... what? Is it being moved somewhere else around the stadium like London?

As the Maracana will be out the public gaze until 16 August, they could just be storing the cauldron to keep it in good condition.

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