|Inside Rio Cathedral|
If you wondered, the old cathedral is gorgeous. I found the images below online and I probably won't get to see it until after the ceremony. Here is where the ceremony becomes involved. Since the Olympic Flame began its continuous use in the ceremony in 1928 in Amsterdam, there has been a standing rule that the Olympic Flame be continuously lit over the Olympic Stadium. The Olympic Stadium is the stadium specifically designated for Athletics (track and field). Rio's Opening Ceremony is not at the Olympic Stadium but in Maracana, the most famous football (soccer) stadium in Brazil. So, the Organizing Committee asked the IOC for help in changing the rule. They allowed Rio, for the first time ever, to do something different! The flame will be lit at the Opening Ceremony, but cauldron will spend the games in the square in front of the old cathedral downtown. "Hmmmm...how is that going work," you say? I'll let you figure that out! The design, how it's going to be lit, and who will light it are all big secrets but are sure to be amazing.
|Inside the Old Rio Cathedral|
|Outside the Old Rio Cathedral|
And finally, today's teaser...yikes, you will feel that music! I have a good teaser coming soon. Nothing to give away anything, but it'll make you think.