Friday, August 05, 2016
2016 opening ceremonies.
a wonderful opening ceremony for these games. it was a low budget affair with loads of Brazilian culture and a little bit of samba dancing near the end like what happens at the sambrodrome. 207 nations were in the parade of nations, which includes the first refugee Olympic team. they got a rousing cheer when they entered. Kuwait came in as an independent Olympic team. Vanderlei de Lima lit the cauldron. the cauldron is the most unique one ever seen. after lit, the cauldron was raised to spiral mirrors which started spinning around and will continue to do so until the end. it resembles the sun. it had a serious environmental message. all the athletes brought in a seed in which, when the rings was formed, sprouted and turned green. first official day is tomorrow. first events start at 5am Edmonton time. 16 days of madness. until tomorrow, that is it for tonight.