Friday, August 5, 2016

The Olympics In Rio Are To Begin In One Hour

Daily Mail: The final countdown to Rio: Adriana Lima and and Alessandra Ambrosio carries the Olympic torch as it makes its way to the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue hours before the Games begin

* The Olympic opening ceremony at the Maracana Stadium begins at midnight BST on Friday night
* The action kicked off two days ago with the women's football but all eyes will be on Rio tonight
* Adriana Lima proudly held the torch before lighting a special cauldron in Praça Mauá
* Brazilian Olympian Isabel Barroso Salgado stood beneath the Christ the Redeemer statue
* Alessandra Ambrosio carried the flame on Friday morning with the help of her children

The Olympic torch has travelled to some of the most well-known landmarks in Brazil - from the Christ the Redeemer statue atop the lush green mountains to the striking Pao de Acucar or Sugar Loaf rock formation on Guanabara Bay.

Brazilian supermodels Adriana Lima and Alessandra Ambrosio have both proudly carried the Olympic torch after arriving in Rio to co-host TV coverage of the Games.

Lima carried the flame on Thursday night before lighting a special cauldron in Praça Mauá in the heart of the Olympic Boulevard.

The 35-year-old, from Salvador, shed tears after being overpowered by the emotion of the event and by the support of the crowds as the night drew to a close.

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B.Poster said...

On the one hand, this bodes well for Hiliary as most polls indicate she's ahead right now and the polls could remain essentially frozen during this time. On the other hand, this gives Mr. Trump an opportunity to get his mouth under control. He should use it well.

Election day is 11-8. This is an eternity in politics. The olympics would seem to be an advantage to team Trump as it gives them an opportinity to get their campaign together and for Mr. Trump to learn how to control his mouth and his ego.

On a side note and as I understand it, cdrtain Russian athletes were banned from participation, something about "cheating" and "doping." ALL world class athletes do this. Which idiot chose to single out the Russians on this and why? What a golden opportunity the US government missed to lobby on behalf of these people. It was missed. While a small thing, such actions might have helped us to gain rapport and favor with the Russian government. The number of unforced errors on the part of the US government here is breathtaking.

Anonymous said...

I expect only good things from these Olympics. Brotherhood and world peace always follow the games. Look what it did for Sarajevo.