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Mike Rowbottom: What’s wrong with “marvellous”? Rio 2016 sign off

Mike Rowbottom: What’s wrong with “marvellous”? Rio 2016 sign off

It rained on Rio 2016’s final parade in the Maracanã tonight. The elements drove in, just as a perfect storm of economic and political crises has buffeted the high hopes of those who danced in delight as they were awarded the Games of the XXI Olympiad seven years ago at the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Session in Copenhagen.