Kevin Garside: At least World Cup opening ceremony was short

  The Scotsman 

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The Olympics could learn a lot from the World Cup. No drawn out, storied pageants tracing the history of Russia back to the Palaeolithic ?period, just a bit of B-list yodelling from Robbie Williams in working men’s club mode, accompanied by the much ?finer tonsils of Russian soprano Aida Garifullina. Twenty minutes. Done. And that included erecting and removing the set. Budget opening ceremonies R
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