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Paris Olympics opening ceremony on river Seine will last nearly 4 hours

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By JEROME PUGMIRE

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Watching paint dry will be more entertaining than this drivel.

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The opening ceremony tends to define how people remember it, Peking was a display of state control of the masses, London was spectacular and humorous, Rio was sad and highlighted how little they could afford to host it, sorry Japan I can’t even remember the opening ceremony, which is a shame as I thought they would do a good job of it.

To hold it on the river is in modern times novel, though if you go back in time large public displays were often carried out on the water as it provided the best view for the populous. Be it the Doge marrying the sea in Venice, or the Lord Mayors show on the Thames.

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