© Reuters. The event marks the 100th day of the start of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, in Rio de Janeiro
By Sebastian Rocandio
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – The world’s most famous statue of Jesus Christ was lit up with the Olympic logo and images of the sports arenas on Wednesday to mark the 100th day of the opening ceremony. Tokyo Olympic Games.
According to media reports, hundreds of LED projectors have been used to project images onto the 98 foot (30 m) high Christ the Redeemer Statue in Rio de Janeiro.
The show begins and ends with the statue appearing to wear Brazil’s jersey in yellow and green, the country’s signature sporty colors, rooted in the country’s flag.
Words like “discipline”, “determination”, “respect”, “concentration” and “courage” in Portuguese are also shown on the statue in the context of sports arenas, from the tank. swim to the track.
The Tokyo Olympics is scheduled to open on July 23, delayed from last year due to the coronavirus pandemic. But 100 days before the event started, the organizers were still faced with countless challenges and growing uncertainty.
The last Summer Olympic Games were held in Rio in 2016.
Rio’s iconic Christ statue with outstretched arms is being restored ahead of its 90th anniversary of completion in October.
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