The 2016 Summer Olympics are upon us! Yes, it’s been a rough ride getting here, to say the least. And it remains to be seen if Rio can avoid falling victim to any of the problems that have plagued it in the run up to the Games.
But when the opening ceremony gets underway later tonight, there is a certain pageantry, a unity that, if only for a short while, helps us all forget our troubles. And we are reminded of the unbelievable amount of work that event organizers have to do to even attempt to pull off such a massive spectacle.