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Everything posted by BigVic

  1. Marie Jose Perec has to be the hot favourite. 2 Gold Medals, Atlanta 1996 in the 200m and 400m.
  2. There was a special on Channel 7 last night showing a replay of the Ceremony interviews of performers from that evening.
  3. Also on the night of the first dress rehearsal, the “swimmers” on the wires during Deep Sea Dreaming failed to go up.
  4. The Sydney 2000 Opening Ceremony started almost a disaster. During one of the rehearsals, the G’Day banner broke
  5. The conductor who was meant to start the whole performance with The Man From Snowy River, loses all communication. “So, he had no cue to go, it goes completely dead,” Mark Beretta admitted to Botica’s Bunch on Monday. “In his words he said, ‘I’m damned if I do and damned if I don’t’, so he put his baton up in the air and started the orchestra, and that was the start of the Opening Ceremony.” Mark Beretta during a documentary about the Sydney 2000 Opening Ceremony to air tomorrow night.
  6. Full Atlanta 1996 Opening Ceremony uploaded Monday
  7. July-August 2021 is a sure bet now for the Olympics then we have Beijing in 2022 6 months later.
  8. Nice find! Better than the GC 2018 Closing Ceremony which was a train wreck!
  9. QSAC could be upgraded to serve as the main stadium for ceremonies as well as athletics and football finals
  10. The Paralympic mascot fits well due to that the Winter Olympics are taking place during Lunar New Year festivities.
  11. 7's Sydney 2000 promos aired as early as 1999 were memorable.
  12. The 2008 Closing Ceremony is up on the Olympic Channel
  13. Tokyo should put on a fantastic Opening Ceremony on 24 July 2020
  14. The full Beijing 2008 Opening Ceremony uploaded by Olympic Channel to celebrate 11 years since that Opening Ceremony
  15. Some rare finds. The much-criticised Gold Coast 2018 Closing Ceremony is no where to be seen.
  16. Milan-Cortina was an interesting bid with the Ceremonies held in different venues. Cortina hosted the 1956 Winter Olympics and Milan has never hosted and Olympics yet
  17. 2032 could go to Asia/Oceania. Got a feeling Brisbane has it in the bag. Brisbane 2032 was given the green light yesterday.
  18. Can't find the Gold Coast Ceremonies at all. Sadly the Closing was criticised by many Aussies on Twitter by host broadcaster 7 for not showing the athletes.
  19. Like Sydney, the Beijing Cauldron was removed from the stadium and is now just outside the Bird's Nest.
  20. Glad you enjoyed it. The countdown was from 65,000 years to 0 but it was something special. Talkback radio in Sydney criticised too much emphasis on Aboriginal people at the Opening Ceremony. Liked the Indigenous segments especially the welcome plus it was fitting that the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags were raised at the Ceremony too. Overall it was much better than the embarrassment of Glasgow but not as good as Melbourne 2006. The flying whale at the finale was something special. I'd give it a 7.0/10
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