The creative directors of Rio 2016 Olympic Games are due to present their plans for the events opening and closing ceremony to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) at the end of this month.
The creation process began in April 2013 and was finalised in December last year.
With the approval of the draft follows the pre-production process run by a trio of creative Directors Andrucha Waddington, Daniela Thimas and Fernando Meirelles, each chosen for their ability to work with large budgets and fully understand and deliver the task at hand.
The instructions for the draft was to recreate and develop the whole history of the Olympic Games through its ceremonies, sharing themes and actions. The team were also in charge of managing the parade of the athletes, the entry of the flag and the oath.
‘The role of a creative Director can be compared to a Novelist or a General Director,’ says the Director of Ceremonies of the Rio 2016 committee, Leonardo Caetano. He then explained how other professionals will join in the process but will only control a specific scene or passage from the show.
The Paralympic ceremonies are also awaiting approval, prepared by another trio of Creative Directors. In total, 70 professionals have been employed to create Rio 2016’s highly anticipated Olympic Games Ceremonies.
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Medals for the 2016 Olympic Games which will take place in Rio de Janeiro will be made from recycled electronic equipment it has been announced.
Initially made from Gold, silver and bronze, the award medals now stand to include metal from discarded household appliances. Items such as broken laptops, mobile phones and cookers will become part of the Brazilian Mint production line for 4,924 award medals and 75,000 participation medals illustrating Rio 2016’s commitment to sustainability.
“The medals are one of the most important symbols of the Games and we are very pleased that we can count on the Brazilian Mint as our partner in this unique moment in the history of Brazilian sport,” said Rio 2016 President Carlos Nuzman.
The Brazilian mint will also produce Rio 2016’s medal ribbons, award diplomas, certificates of authenticity, participation and commemorative certificates, as well as the commemorative medals, which are special collectors’ items.
“The Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro is a very special event and we could not stay out of it,” said Brazilian Mint President Francisco Franco. “We hope most of these medals will be won by Brazilian competitors.”
The Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games announced Rio de Janeiro as it’s’ host during the 121st IOC Session held in Denmark on October 2nd 2009 and will prepare its opening ceremony for 10,500 athletes from 204 countries on the 5th August 2016.
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