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Rio Games opening tailored to the current economic conditions in Brazil

Wednesday, August 3rd 2016 - 06:58 UTC
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Rio de Janeiro Olympics opening ceremony on Friday will break with the recent tradition of large-scale and expensive shows, featuring a low-emissions cauldron and an “analogue” experience, executive producer Marco Balich said. Read full article


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  • ChrisR

    So are we going to see a float named 'The Zika Experience', one called 'Hands up or I'll shoot you dead' (with a suitable piece of cardboard with that scrawled in English), one called 'Keep You Mouth Shut when swimming', etc.?

    That would at least portray Brazil in a true light. And it could have been so much better if the government on masse had not robbed the people of billions of dollars.

    Aug 03rd, 2016 - 11:48 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yd1982

    Is it right now really the worse recession in Brazil since the 1930s? Worse than in the 1980s and early 1990s, when there was hyperinflation and things like that?!

    Aug 03rd, 2016 - 12:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 2 yd1982

    Give it time, give it time!

    Aug 03rd, 2016 - 05:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Hepatia

    Brazil is not a country for amateurs - which means it is not a country for the British xenophobes and peasants that typically post here. For a more balanced view of the Olympics:

    Aug 04th, 2016 - 02:05 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • darragh


    Hi Hep - do you know what a xenophobe is? It's somebody who calls others 'peasants'!

    Aug 04th, 2016 - 11:51 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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