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Rio's Olympic Opening Ceremony to Break with Opulent Traditions

The Rio de Janeiro Olympics opening ceremony Friday will break with the recent tradition of large-scale and expensive shows, featuring a low-emissions cauldron and an "analogue" experience, executive producer Marco Balich said Monday. With four days to go until the first Games in South America get under way, Balich told Reuters the show at the Maracana stadium was tailored to the current economic conditions in the country. "This is not an opulent event given the...

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