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  1. panamfan

    Ceremonies on UTube, Part 3

    Here are all 3 entertainment segments of the 2015 Pan American Games closing ceremony - all in HD. ENJOY! 1. Canada Creative Segment 2. Peru Handover Segment 3. Entire Music Segment featuring Serena Ryder, Pitbull, and Kanye West (with the infamous mic toss)
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    Best Pan Am Games Opening Ceremonies

    Best to Worst: 1. Indianapolis 1987 2. Winnipeg 1999 3. Guadalajara 2011 4. Caracas 1983 5. Rio 2007 6. Mar del Plata 1995 7. Toronto 2015 8. Havana 1991
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    Ceremonies on UTube, Part 3

    Closing Ceremony of the 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Abu Dhabi
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    Ceremonies on UTube, Part 3

    As we look ahead to the Lima 2019 Pan Ams here is a look back to Toronto 2015. (I know they are labeled parts 2 thru 5 - the actual part 1 is 15 minutes of the CBC theme song over and over and nothing else.) First we have CBC's intro to the Toronto 2015 Opening Ceremony in four parts hosted by Scott Russell and Peter Mansbridge: And second we have the CBC Intro and Sign-off with final montage from the Closing Ceremony hosted by Scott Russell, Andi Petrillo and Perdita Felicien:
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    Ceremonies on UTube, Part 3

    Just stumbled upon this on VIMEO: An ultra rare clip of the CLOSING Ceremony of the 1987 Pan American Games in the Hoosier Dome in Indianapolis featuring a performance by Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine! And some cool laser lights and pyrotechnics! ENJOY!
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    Ceremonies on UTube, Part 3

    Several clips from the TV coverage of the 1982 Asian Games in New Dehli: Highlights of the Opening Ceremony Highlights of the Opening Ceremony and some Athletics events Some more of the Athletics events
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    Past Olympics Media Coverage

    Here is a new posting on youtube: Day 8 of ESPN's coverage of the 1987 US Olympic Festival in North Carolina on July 24, 1987. Hosted by Jim Kelly and Gayle Gardner the broadcast features track and field, tae kwan do, and gymnastics. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HC7u-l1M_uk
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    Ceremonies on UTube, Part 3

    1982 Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony mostly complete Australian TV coverage (audio is a bit subpar, though):
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    Ceremonies on UTube, Part 3

    Sorry if these are reposts but here are two marching band performances from the Kobe 1985 World University Games Opening Ceremony. Enjoy!
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    Ceremonies on UTube, Part 3

    Here are some rare audio recordings for you all that I have digitalized and uploaded for your listening pleasure: The first two were originally released in 1956 on 7'" 33 1/3 rpm LP discs by Radiola Records in Australia - They are souvenir recordings of the highlights of the Melbourne 1956 Opening and Closing Ceremonies from the live Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC) radio broadcasts. Considering these albums are 60 years old the sound quality is near pristine. These albums are very hard and generally very expensive to find. (Btw a similar recording was released of the Opening Ceremony of the VIIth British Empire and Commonwealth Games in Perth 1962 but it is almost impossible to find.) The third recording is also from a 33 1/3 rpm LP - the official music of the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Grenoble 1968 Winter Olympics. The music was composed and conducted by Jacques Bondon and is reminiscent of the music used in the Albertville 1992 ceremonies. Enjoy! https://vimeo.com/292624433 Games of the XVIth Olympiad - Melbourne 1956 - Opening Ceremony (31:03) Password: olym56op https://vimeo.com/292624574 Games of the XVIth Olympiad - Melbourne 1956 - Closing Ceremony (35:45) Password: olym56cl https://vimeo.com/292625368 Suite for the Tenth Winter Olympiad by Jacques Bondon (38:59) Password: olwg68ocm 1. Grand Triumphal March (first part) 2. Interlude for an Unexpected Show 3. Grand Triumphal March (second part) 4. Grand Triumphal March (third part) 5. Marche Noble 6. Apotheosis Lamoureux Orchestra and Chorus, Paris Jacques Bondon, Conductor 7. Solemn March (by Roger Boutry) 8. Olympic Hymn (by Spiro Samara) Musique des Gardiens de la Paix de Paris Desire Dondeyne, Conductor
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    Ceremonies on UTube, Part 3

    That was my website - The Pan American Games Fan Pages! Thanks for remembering it. I'm glad somebody appreciated my work. I'm sad, too, that it was lost - I was very proud of it. I loved watching the 1987 and 1991 games on CBS and ABC/TNT and was mad that there were only 2 hours of highlights of the 1999 games shown in the US (at least on English language TV) and none of the 2003 games which is why I decided to start the site and try to educate and inform people about the Pan Am Games - especially after I started researching their history in old newspaper articles and the USOC Olympic Books and other places, and discovered so many interesting and even bizarre things that happened at the games over the years. And, I like to think that I may have been successful as ESPN started covering the games (in Spanish at first) in 2007 - coincidence or not? Somebody re-posted some of what I wrote on my site on Wikipedia's Pan American Games pages, I won't get credit for it, but it makes me happy to know that I've helped to educate people about the Pan Am Games which I love so much. I didn't have the ceremony videos on my site, but I had links to them - which is what you are thinking of.
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    Ceremonies on UTube, Part 3

    I have uploaded two new "video" files: These are the files contain extensive audio from the CBC TV broadcasts of the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the 1999 Pan American Games in Winnipeg. Years ago, I found streaming video files of both ceremonies in different places on the internet. At the time, I did not have the ability to download the videos with the primitive computer and dial-up connection I had then. But, I was able to dub extensive audio from them through the speakers ear phone jack to a cassette tape deck. Thus the audio is not CD quality by any means but is much better than could have been expected from such a primitive set up. I think you will still enjoy these audio files and if you want to hear more of the music from the ceremonies, I highly recommend the official CD https://www.amazon.com/Music-American-Games-Victor-Davies/dp/B001T4IW2E Enjoy! These ceremonies were way better than Toronto 2015 and I wish so much the CBC telecasts would show up on youtube or somewhere. Winnipeg 1999 Opening Ceremony CBC TV audio (1:02:40) https://vimeo.com/291405442 Pwd: panam1999o Winnipeg 1999 Closing Ceremony CBC TV audio (1:06:50) https://vimeo.com/291405872 Pwd: panam1999c
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    Ceremonies on UTube, Part 3

    Here is a new and very rare find indeed: A portion of ESPN's coverage of the 1993 World University Games in Buffalo. They aired six hours total 3 on the last Saturday and 3 on the last Sunday of the games. I have most of the Saturday (I think it is) broadcast on a DVD (dubbed from VHS) but this is the first time I have ever seen a clip on youtube. This 20 minute clip from the Sunday telecast includes the opening of the broadcast (with the opening title sequence and theme music, an introduction by ESPN's host John Saunders, and the diving event. Its was posted by a gentlemen who was the main cameraman at the diving venue. ESPN did not televise the ceremonies, but a quick glimpse of the cauldron lighting can be seen in the opening intro. Enjoy! BTW: ESPN did not buy rights to the 1993 WUG - these broadcasts were a time buy by the organizing committee. Shows you how little interest there was in these games even though they were held in the USA.
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    Ceremonies on UTube, Part 3

    2018 Asian Games - opening and closing ceremonies - official world feed from host broadcaster - in full HD:
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    Ceremonies on UTube, Part 3

    Here you go: Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games opening ceremony https://vimeo.com/288968263 Password: panam2015