Log Out The Olympic rings light up the stadium during the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.(Photo: Morry Gash, AP) Unlike London's extravagant spectacle of dancing and theatrics, the Rio budget is significantly less, 10% to be exact.
In an interview with Bloomberg, Fernando Meirelles, one of four directors of ceremonies at Rio 2016, said the following: "I guess I’d be ashamed to waste what London spent (~80M pounds) in a country where we need sanitation, where education needs money ...
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