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Everything posted by BigVic

  1. Also on the night of the first dress rehearsal, the “swimmers” on the wires during Deep Sea Dreaming failed to go up.
  2. The Sydney 2000 Opening Ceremony started almost a disaster. During one of the rehearsals, the G’Day banner broke
  3. 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.
  4. Full Atlanta 1996 Opening Ceremony uploaded Monday
  5. July-August 2021 is a sure bet now for the Olympics then we have Beijing in 2022 6 months later.
  6. Nice find! Better than the GC 2018 Closing Ceremony which was a train wreck!
  7. The Paralympic mascot fits well due to that the Winter Olympics are taking place during Lunar New Year festivities.
  8. 7's Sydney 2000 promos aired as early as 1999 were memorable.
  9. The 2008 Closing Ceremony is up on the Olympic Channel
  10. Tokyo should put on a fantastic Opening Ceremony on 24 July 2020
  11. The full Beijing 2008 Opening Ceremony uploaded by Olympic Channel to celebrate 11 years since that Opening Ceremony
  12. Some rare finds. The much-criticised Gold Coast 2018 Closing Ceremony is no where to be seen.
  13. 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
  14. 2032 could go to Asia/Oceania. Got a feeling Brisbane has it in the bag. Brisbane 2032 was given the green light yesterday.
  15. 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.
  16. Like Sydney, the Beijing Cauldron was removed from the stadium and is now just outside the Bird's Nest.
  17. I preferred C. Soohorang was popular during the recently-completed Games but the Tokyo 2020 macot will have huge shoes to fill in
  18. I loved it. Outdid Tokyo 2020 just 18 months ago. Thanks to technological advancement, Beijing's Opening Ceremony in 2022 will beat 2008.
  19. The only thumbs down was the local TV coverage from Channel 7 Australia. No Bruce McAvaney and Johanna Griggs (whom are present with 7 in all Olympic Games when 7 have the rights including Rio 2016) and constant replays of figure skating while other events are on. 7 could've used its secondary channels 7Two and 7mate to provide supplementary coverage like what they did in Rio. Overhyping of Aussie gold medal potentials such as Brit Cox (Moguls) only for them to win silver was another thumbs down. Don't like to hear commentators overhyping potential medallists at all. Tokyo 2020 will be the best timezone for Australian viewers for a Summer Games since Beijing with the time zone being 1 hour behind of AWST and 1 hour ahead of AEST.
  20. A solid Olympic Games. I'd give it an A. Lots of highlights and underdog stories to remember such as Germany's run in the men's hockey and the U.S. Men's Curling Team winning gold. Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir was my favourite moment in figure skating but my highlights of the Games were USA's unlikely Gold Medal in curling and the USA-CAN Women's Gold Medal game. Shootouts shouldn't decide a Gold Medal Match. Despite postponements in the Alpine Skiing due to winds on the first week, organisation was flawless and perfect. It was a better Olympics than Sochi four years ago. It is the first Winter Olympics held in Asia outside Japan. For my home nation, we equalled our record at Sochi with 3 Medals (2 Silver and 1 Bronze) with my favourite Australian moment being Scotty James taking on Shaun White in the Snowboard halfpipe on Wednesday, 14th February.
  21. It was formed after the playing of "Firebird Suite" and the start of "Ode to Joy" at the finale.
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