Rio Olympics: Opening Ceremony

They are starting to air the the Olympic Opening Ceremony on NBC. I wish Lester Holt could narrate the whole thing, he's got the best voice, doesn't dumb it down or hyperventilate or overly dramatize the small stuff.

I've had NBC on in the background for an hour, and so far, the coverage has been very good and interesting (except for the half hour the local affiliate had the air, what a difference between them and the big leagues.)

This is a thread for all things Olympics and Rio related only.

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    The aerial video over Rio (5.00 / 1) (#2)
    by ruffian on Fri Aug 05, 2016 at 07:58:32 PM EST
    was absolutely stunning. Wow.

    Uber passenger helps fund driver's trip (5.00 / 1) (#7)
    by Green26 on Sat Aug 06, 2016 at 02:21:34 PM EST
    to Rio to see son compete in shot put. Great story. Can't figure out how to link on device  I am on. WaPost article yesterday and all over internet.

    Cheering for: Aisha Praught, my friend's son's fiancé. An American running steeplechase for Jamaica. And Alexi Papas and Abbey D'Agostino, my daughter's Dartmouth friends. Alexi is an American running the 10,000 for Greece. NY Times says she is top 10 Olympian in social media. A very lively and interesting young woman. Abbey is running the 5,000 for the US. The most decorated athlete in Ivy history. None in the medal hunt, but very interesting stories for each.

    Aaawww ... :) (none / 0) (#8)
    by Nemi on Sun Aug 07, 2016 at 06:38:03 AM EST
    Ive got it on too, loving the visuals (none / 0) (#1)
    by ruffian on Fri Aug 05, 2016 at 07:53:32 PM EST
    and music along with a glass of wine. I have the NBC prime time feed, I'm sure it is on delay or something. Have not done the parade of nations yet.

    Opening Ceremony is delayed one (none / 0) (#3)
    by caseyOR on Fri Aug 05, 2016 at 08:08:33 PM EST
    hour in eastern and central time zones. Delayed four hours for the pacific time zone.

    PITA! PITA! (none / 0) (#4)
    by CaptHowdy on Sat Aug 06, 2016 at 07:24:28 AM EST
    Also (none / 0) (#5)
    by CaptHowdy on Sat Aug 06, 2016 at 07:32:11 AM EST
    is that a pot plant?

    I didn't notice the plant until later.



    No (none / 0) (#6)
    by fishcamp on Sat Aug 06, 2016 at 08:31:29 AM EST