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  1. Hodori, the mascot of the 1988 Olympics in Seoul.
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  2. Well, I never knew Thomas Bach was an Olympic champion in fencing.
    2 points
  3. First winter closing ceremony to not have an opening balls-up to laugh at since 2006.
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  4. There is a remarkable degree of insanity in the all of sliding events, but the excitement, daring and ability of the bobsleigh teams, and the fact that the sport is as old as the modern winter games makes the bobsleigh the most wonderful event in the entire games.
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  5. These Games were a wonderful pick me up after the organizational mess known as Rio. I shouldn't be surprised because the winter games always seem far more enjoyable than their big brother. I think that is because, at least in the case of American athletes, the winter athletes generally are far more likable than the summer games with its fair share of egomaniacs. These Games were impeccably organized and well-staged. As for empty seats, there were many empty seats at Seoul in 1988 as well as many of the World Cup matches staged in Korea in 2002, maybe the tickets were overpriced or maybe Korean
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  6. For those asking about detailed programmes of past ceremonies, I recommend plugging yourself into this goldmine & filling your boots (apologies for the clunky link): http://library.olympic.org/Default/search.aspx?SC=CATALOGUE&QUERY=ceremony+media+guide+&QUERY_LABEL=#/Search/(query:(Page:0,PageRange:3,QueryString:'ceremony media guide',ResultSize:-1,ScenarioCode:CATALOGUE,SearchContext:0,SearchLabel:''))
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  8. I still hope one day the Paralympics could be held before the Olympics. They feel like an after thought and it feels like the Paralympians don't get the exposure they deserve.
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  9. The video of "Beijing 8 minutes" on Youku: http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XMzQyMjkxMjIwOA==.html
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  10. I wish the organizing committees could provide the ceremonies performance program on their website, with a full song and artist listing.
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  11. Fencing champion, 1976. The more you know...
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  12. Which makes Bach look even more pretentious, to be honest. No one is going to remember his poor teammates.
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  13. And yet another futuristic dance segment with modern music and fancy projections. I believe that after those three Asian Olympics in a row, we won't be able to distinguish them anymore, at least ceremony-wise.
    1 point
  14. Well, still better than the Rio olympic anthem, I guess. The engrish is not that bad here.
    1 point
  15. And funnily enough, the re-use of the London 2012 recordings is the only thing that I know of where the IOC practises sustainability these days.
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  16. Why are they still coming out by country? That's the opposite of the point :/
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  17. True. As a matter of fact, this is the first Olympic Winter Games closing ceremony since Torino 2006 where don't have to mock themselves due to an opening ceremony glitch. Disappointing actually, those segments always were some of the most entertaining of the entire ceremonies.
    1 point
  18. Tulsa, you’ve been determined to hate these games for the past seven years. You decided before they started that they were already the worst games you could imagine. It’s a pity that your hatred and sour grapes could not allow you to just sit back, relax, and enjoy a pretty decent games. Your loss.
    1 point
  19. I watched it, I felt somewhat sorry for the Koreans, but at the same time, they only made their country proud, and also contributed to the longterm legacy Pyeongchang 2018 will leave for the country in terms of encouraging and growing the sport. Cinderella stories only go so far. Onto the next Cinderella Story, the German and Russian hockey game!
    1 point
  20. Says the one who refuses to imagine a Winter Olympics in any place other than Europe or North America....
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  21. Same here. If I was younger (and more fit), I'd be making use of the Canmore Nordic Centre. Weird, been in Calgary 7 years now and I've rollerbladed there in the summer a few times, but I have yet to x-country ski the 88 Olympics trails. Hopefully I'll fit it in next winter. I'm mainly an alpine skier though. Heading out to Nakiska next week to get some turns in.
    1 point
  22. It was formed after the playing of "Firebird Suite" and the start of "Ode to Joy" at the finale.
    1 point
  23. Dear Tulsa - Hello from Gangneung, South Korea. As you know I am a fellow Frenchman. I will not rate Games from worst to best. I have been to six of them. All I can provide is a personnal feeling, among the six I attended, the ones I enjoyed the least are the Torino 2006 Games. The attendance to the alpine venues where I went was low, and the big city was engulfing the Olympic feeling of the Games. Does not mean they were better or worse, just a personal impression, and comparison to my previous visit to SLC. I have also to break some news to you : Albertville 92 Games were not amon
    1 point
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