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Isn't it too early for this?  Besides, I expect this Closing to be a total bore.  Only thing I'd be curious to see with low expectations is the Tokyo portion.  

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Lol. The organization of these games has been such a trainwreck so far the Closing Ceremony livechat has already started more than one week before. That's how badly some here want these Olympics to end.

 

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Been hearing alot of athletes saying that after their competition has ended that they are heading home. If there didnt look to be many athletes in the opening ceremony, the closing may well look very bare...

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I think a hell of a lot who finish early also stay on for the free holiday and make a big dent in the condom allowances.

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Cerimônia de encerramento terá tributo a festas regionais e Carnaval

http://www1.folha.uol.com.br/esporte/olimpiada-no-rio/2016/08/1804200-cerimonia-de-encerramento-tera-tributo-a-festas-regionais-e-carnaval.shtml

More carnaval, regional songs and projections!

This time they will display street carnival,

 

One of my favorite songs is in the soundtrack: carinhoso.

 

I´m not a huge fan of "as pastorinhas" song, is a very sad carnaval song

 

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Great Britain....always classy and understated....wait, what....

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Rio 2016: Team GB to light up Olympic closing ceremony… with illuminated SHOES

TEAM GB will cap off a record-breaking Olympic Games with a glittering performance at the closing ceremony.

The athletes will light up the ceremony, which takes place on Sunday, with specially designed shoes that illuminate red, white and blue.

The 365 sports stars will celebrate a hugely successful Games, which are on track to be Britain's most successful ever.

So far, Team GB have won 56 medals, making Rio 2016 our best ever overseas Games with two day of events left to go.

British designers Simon Jersey have created special outfits for the sports stars to mark the end of the Olympics.

As well as the illuminated shoes, athletes will be dressed in a custom pair of shorts – red for women and blue for men  – and a white jacket, both decorated with a lion’s head.

The jacket also features a "thank you" to Brazil and a "hello" to Tokyo – who will host the next Olympic Games in 2020.

The designers looked to Brazil's legendary carnivals as inspiration when creating the outfits.

“The outfits, and especially the shoes, will provide an exciting and colourful end to what will have been a magnificent Olympic Games.”

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http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/701967/rio-2016-olympic-closing-ceremony-team-gb-illuminated-shoes

 

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On 8/10/2016 at 7:44 PM, JMarkSnow2012 said:

Where's TeamBlake when we need somebody to do a minute-by-minute countdown?

Probably dead in a gutter.

Thank God

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21 hours ago, Sir Rols said:

Has @JMarkSnow2012 picked up his wine yet?

Oh yes indeed- again I've gone with Chilean (Sauvignon blanc, as red tends to make me sleepy)- the closest alternative available in my small town to Brazilian wine.

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On 8/13/2016 at 9:12 PM, Scotguy said:

Been hearing alot of athletes saying that after their competition has ended that they are heading home. If there didnt look to be many athletes in the opening ceremony, the closing may well look very bare...

Isn't it up to the invididual olympic committees for some of the athletes to decide whether or not they leave early, or arrive late? I think the US has more leniency and lets that be up to the individual athlete, but the USOC is not going to sponsor the entire cost of the athlete's trip, especially anything to do with outside the Olympic village, like binge drinking and tranny prostitute hunting. Besides, some competitions end pretty early, like swimming ended a week early so not everyone is going to stick around. Before the infamous swimmers incident all of them have already scheduled to leave during their designated departure time before that incident even occurred.

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4 minutes ago, LatinXTC said:

lol no.I'm sure these were part of some rejected segment that didn't make the cut for the 2012 london opening ceremony

Quite possibly- in the end though, the "Thanks Tim" dancers settled for waving their lit mobile phones around.

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Do we get any sneak peak of how the stage will look like? I really liked London's closing, it was a pleasant surprise, the fact that we didn't got much spoilers compared to the Opening kinda contributed to this. Though I'm curious to know how much space will the japanese performers have to make their handover.

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Diretor do Rio 2016 sobre cerimônia: "Será uma festa para lavar a alma"

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O diretor de cerimônias do Comitê Rio 2016, Leonardo Caetano, concedeu entrevista coletiva na manhã desta sexta-feira, ao lado da carnavalesca Rosa Magalhães e do cenógrafo e diretor-geral do evento Abel Gomes, e deu algumas pistas sobre como será a cerimônia de encerramento dos Jogos, no domingo. A ideia era falar sobre a festa, mas detalhes ficaram fora da conversa. Segundo Caetano, o encerramento terá como objetivo "lavar a alma" de todos os que trabalharam nos Jogos. Ele destacou que todos os envolvidos na Rio 2016 se sentirão representados: dos trabalhadores que ficam nos bastidores aos grandes astros, os atletas.

- É uma celebração da cultura e do jeito de fazer brasileiro. Alguns personagens acabam voltando, teremos três mil voluntários, 300 profissionais de dança. Estamos ensaiando há muito tempo. Tem uma característica mais brasileira do ponto de vista cultural. O que vai ficar é que é uma festa para lavar a alma de todo mundo. Quem trabalhou, ganhou medalha, do voluntário que ficou numa esquina orientando pessoal para o trem até o (Usain) Bolt, o (Michael) Phelps - disse Caetano.

Rosa Magalhães brincou ao dizer que o seu maior problema é uma "porta" do Maracanã que não permite passagem de alegorias com mais de 4,5 metros e prometeu uma estrutura de 20 metros na cerimônia de encerramento:

- A porta número 5 é um grande problema, não se pode fazer nada com mais de quatro metros e meio de altura. Mas tem uma surpresa que vamos fazer. Um elemento que vai chegar a 20 metros de altura. Mas chega, não posso falar mais nada.

A carnavalesca destacou a fase difícil que o país atravessa e ressaltou que não será uma cerimônia para "acalmar os ânimos":

- A festa de encerramento marca o ciclo do fogo olímpico que vai ser apagado. Tem um momento melancólico, porque representa esse fim dos Jogos. Mas, ao mesmo tempo, a tônica é bastante alegre, porque significa um recomeço. O que a gente espera é que a gente supere todos os nossos problemas a curto prazo. Essa festa não é para acalmar os ânimos, é para exaltar a brasilidade que há dentro da gente. Fui para Tóquio na década de 70 e não pude sair um dia, porque houve uma chuva ácida. Espero que isso nunca mais ocorra e que o mundo inteiro tenha uma melhora - completou Rosa.

Enquanto a carnavalesca falou em momentos melancólicos, referindo-se ao fogo olímpico, que será apagado, Abel tratou de discordar e dizer que essa parte da cerimônia terá o tom de recomeço. Mais de 300 profissionais de dança e três mil voluntários participarão desta apresentação, que tem ensaios realizados em uma área próxima ao Maracanã, com o mesmo tamanho. 
- Trabalhar com a Rosa é sempre um grande prazer. Tendo a discordar um pouco do tom melancólico. Vai ser uma festa linda, maravilhosa, esse momento de apagar a chama é um recomeço, vai para outros lugares. Acho que vamos mostrar o que o brasileiro tem de melhor, sua alegria. Estamos fazendo os ensaios em um local ao lado do Maracanã, em área equivalente, os ensaios estão muito bem. As pessoas estão muito felizes, os voluntários estão extremamente felizes, e temos tudo para fazer um grande encerramento no domingo. Quando passa a bandeira para Tóquio, demos toda a liberdade para eles fazerem o que querem. Estão ensaiando também, está muito bonito, mas não posso dar detalhes.

Sobre a presença de Pelé, que preferiu não participar da cerimônia de abertura, o diretor de comunicação do Rio 2016, Mario Andrada, afirmou que não houve novo contato:

- Se ele quiser, será um prazer. Mas não houve novo contato depois da abertura.

I find both laughable and pathetic Caetano uses this chance to **** on Tokyo enviroment issues about acid rain. Maybe someone needs to remind him the controversies surounding pollution in Rio also has, specially on its bay. Talking about Damage Control.

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14 minutes ago, baron-pierreIV said:

/\/\  Yeah...those look more like proper Ceremonial costumes!!

But still no Carmen Miranda's :huh:

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Unlike the opening ceremony, I might be around for the live chat this time - and I might even be as crazy as staying awake throughout the whole ceremony, even despite I have to work on Monday. But hey, it's the last time I will have red eyes because of watching Rio 2016 events (because I probably won't stay awake for the Paralympic night time broadcasts)! ;)

If they are able to recreate the really joyous atmosphere of the "Pais Tropical" and "Isto Aqui, o que É?" (the song sung by Anitta, Gilberto Gil and Caetano Veloso) segments, we are in for a great closing ceremony, I think. But it might also be a bit too much carnival and thus a bit tiring. But let's see what happens. The only thing that is sure is that they have to fill big footsteps - because IMO London staged the best closing ceremony ever by far.

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1 hour ago, Olympian2004 said:

The only thing that is sure is that they have to fill big footsteps - because IMO London staged the best closing ceremony ever by far.

I'm a big fan of London's closing as well. It WAS my favourite... until. Whatever else one thinks about Sochi, both their opening and closing ceremonies were brilliant.

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