As a history teacher, the opening ceremony was interesting. There was a little capoeira, which I've done about 6 years of. There was an acknowledgment of the history of slavery and present class division in Brazil. There was some global climate change talk. It didn't appear as polished as London, which wasn't as polished as Beijing, but it was fun to watch.
The parade of nations was fun too. I played guess the flag bearer's sport. Apparently I can spot a table tennis player a mile away because I guessed almost all of those. Bhutan's Archer is the one I was especially proud to have guessed.
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