FAST FACTS OF THE OLYMPIC CEREMONIES...
12,000 volunteer performers
150 professionals from around the world in the production staff
1,000 production volunteers
3,000kg of fireworks
One of the three directors was Brazilian Fernando Meirelles, an Oscar nominee in 2004. The two others were Daniela Thomas and Andrucha Waddington.
The Paralympic ceremony directors are Vik Muniz, Rubens Paiva and Fred Gelli