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Saturday, 20 August 2016

Olympic Medallists: "It's surreal"; From London to Rio; Brazilian Songs



Many athletes exclaim "It's surreal!" when interviewed after winning a medal.

Do they mean that 'it seems unreal', as in a dream, or that it's unbelievable, amazing, bizarre, strange or fantastic?

Whatever they mean, Team GB has been brilliant.

Medal Table (BBC) 

"A blissful break from Brexit blues", Tim Lewis, The Guardian

Some sour grapes, Le Monde- "JO 2016 : comment les Britanniques ont acheté leurs médailles"

Rio 2016 Olympics: France agonises over Team GB glory, BBC News, Hugh Schofield

Some 'surreal' sports photos

Rio-London - some "surreal" Brazilian songs in English:


Brazil's Caetano Veloso, London, London

Original Version, 1971

Original Album

In the Hot Sun of a Christmas Day

Caetano Veloso: Cidade Maravilhosa

Lyrics

and...

Eleanor Rigby, Caetano Veloso

Gilberto Gil - Aquele Abraço

"O Rio de Janeiro continua lindo
O Rio de Janeiro continua sendo...
Aquele abraço!"







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