Olympics 2016 Rio de Janeiro

(18 Posts)
SoleBizzz Sat 06-Aug-16 00:18:55

Anybody watching?

smackmyhead Sat 06-Aug-16 00:24:50

I am... It's not wowed me yet. Although the acrobatics is pretty good.

SoleBizzz Sat 06-Aug-16 00:25:46

Not a patch on London imo. Sport climbing has been accepted in Tokyo Olympics 2020!

smackmyhead Sat 06-Aug-16 00:27:06

London was always going to be a hard act to follow though.

SoleBizzz Sat 06-Aug-16 00:29:34

Is the aeroplane really flying about?

smackmyhead Sat 06-Aug-16 00:39:34

I hope not, looked like it was made of paper and there are too many fireworks around for that to be safe!

SoleBizzz Sat 06-Aug-16 00:42:51

grin great trick

smackmyhead Sat 06-Aug-16 00:46:53

Would be an interesting way to light the Olympic torch grinIts turning a bit depressing now.

SoleBizzz Sat 06-Aug-16 00:49:04

Doom and gloom. Global warming

SoleBizzz Sat 06-Aug-16 00:49:33

Dame Judi Dench reading the poem

SoleBizzz Sat 06-Aug-16 00:50:30

11.500 trees planted by 11,500 athletes. That's such a lovely idea

smackmyhead Sat 06-Aug-16 00:53:10

That is a great idea. Good that it will leave a lasting impact. Can't say I was hugely gripped with the show, wouldn't call it spectacular or carnival like.

absolutelynotfabulous Sat 06-Aug-16 13:39:00

Haven't seen the ceremony yet.

Watching the cycling now. I watched the same race in 2012 for about 4 hours and to this day I have no idea what it was about.

I'll be glued to it whatever. And the scenery...wtf?

Beautiful, just stunning.

dizzyfeck Sat 06-Aug-16 14:17:57

Rio is an incredibly beautiful city, just super stunning. My favourite city in the world.

The ceremony was a bit of a let down, Brazil could have done much better and judging by the other thread the BBC screwed up the sound so people in the UK couldn't hear it probably. You'd think they could have at least got their act together. I watched in Brazil half on a US channel and half in a Brazilian one and the sound was amazing.

absolutelynotfabulous Sat 06-Aug-16 14:41:04

I won't bother watching then. I think Rio is my perfect holiday destination. shame I can't get into my lime green thong any more

HufflepuffsAreCool Sat 06-Aug-16 14:45:53

I watched the first hour of the ceremony and then went to bed, no way could I stay up till 4am for the whole thing. The little I watched looked lovely, I've only ever been interested in the gymnastics portion but I've seen a picture of Ning Zetao & I will most certainly try & catch male swimming this time.

TaliZorahVasNormandy Sat 06-Aug-16 14:52:39

That rowing werent going very well.

digerd Sun 07-Aug-16 20:40:58

I am not a sporty person but love the women's rhythmic gymnastics. Cannot find when it is on, though.

Also find the men's butterfly swimming rather stunning especially when the cameras show them under the water..

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