Olympics 2016 daily briefing: Rio gets set for ‘analogue’ opening ceremony

Official start will be ‘cool’ on a budget, say organisers. Plus men’s football begins with goalless draw for Brazil, and Russia is (mostly) back in the Games

Welcome to what is officially, if slightly end-of-the-world-ishly, known as Day Zero of the Rio Games, and another of our daily briefings: everything you need to know before you plant yourself in front of the TV for (checks today’s schedules) the archery and, of course, the opening ceremony.

That ceremony will be live blogged by the Guardian team; find it here later.

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