2016 Rio Olympics. Photo by Cameron Spencer, Getty Images.
Previews of Women's Netherlands volleyball team training for 2016 Rio Olympics. Photo by Cameron Spencer, Getty Images.

8 Moments Of Anticipation For The 2016 Rio Olympics Opening Ceremony

Durham Marenghi was appointed last year by CC2016 as lighting designer for the Rio 2016 Olympic Opening and Closing Ceremonies. Marenghi is working with Brazilian associate LD Joyce Drummond, UK programmers Andy Voller and Ross Williams, Brazilian programmer Paulinho Lebrao, TV lighting director Nick Collier, lighting team manager Jennie Marenghi, followspot coordinator Chris Henry, and several Brazilian spot operators and technicians. The equipment is being supplied by Italian company Agora with Nicola-Manuel Tallino as production electrician.

We're following the Opening Ceremony audience on Twitter, so see what folks are saying (and showing) here, and stay tuned for updates.

Spoiler alert! Photos of the Opening Ceremony on social media:

Polo Ralph Lauren always designs the Team USA gear, but this year it's all lit up.

Look for Panasonic projectors during the Opening Ceremony.

Opening Ceremony gear and designs are all hush-hush until Friday night, but check out other cool technology being used at this year’s Games.

From the Broadcast side, Comcast talks with executive producer Jim Bell.

Shenanigans from lighting designer Durham Marenghi...

Some cool stuff to see if you're in Rio, but also just to know about in cool venues...

An amazing throwback to the 1980 Opener in Moscow...

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