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Opening Ceremonies of the 2016 Rio Olympics livethread. Well, tapedelayedthread.

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Kicking off some hot Olympic action!

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It happens once every four years—I get a date. (Well, actually...) In addition, the Summer Olympics are taking place this year, so 2016 is just killing it right now.

Down in Rio, 51 Calympians will be representing our great university (and a really lame joke about dodging Zika). Ruey has been basically single-handedly handling all of our 2016 Olympics coverage, which you can check out here.

Here’s your thread to discuss the 2016 Opening Games! The 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics had a sweet giant bear, so here’s your thread to discuss the pageantry, the Calympians, and any sightings of bears.

Buuuut, NBC is tape-delaying the opening ceremony by one hour for the East Coast and four hours for the West Coast. On both coasts, the TV (and online stream) will start at 8 p.m. local time.