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  1. panamfan

    Ceremonies on UTube, Part 3

    FINALLY! The complete opening and closing ceremonies of the 1986 Asian Games in Seoul! Enjoy!
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    Ceremonies on UTube, Part 3

    BBC coverage of the closing ceremony of the 1994 Commonwealth Games in Victoria: Also BBC coverage of the 1986 Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony in 6 parts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PK0yGgGRq_4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMTcgZeWfes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RpIFrC9lMw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPVYqSS9isQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5EFA4FGr8M https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wSNrMkCdGU
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    Ceremonies on UTube, Part 3

    I've been looking for something like this for a long time: An hour long commemorative tape by Buffalo's Channel 4 of highlights of the 1993 World University Games in Buffalo. There are some 15 minutes of terrific highlights of the Opening Ceremony at Rich Stadium on this as well as some footage of the Closing Ceremony as well. Enjoy! I also found the Opening Ceremony of the 2017 Islamic Solidarity Games in Baku, Azerbaijan.
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    Ceremony Bloopers and Mishaps

    There was a question about the Olympic Flag being missing during the Opening Ceremony of the Lima 2019 Pan Am Games. Apparently it was another blooper. According to comments on the Totallympics message board during their live chat of the opening ceremony - comments were made about a commontion in the background and one of the flagpoles looking like it was wobbling and might fall. I didn't notice it might self, but maybe ESPN was in commercial at the time. But, it would explain why the Olympic Flag was not brought out. Officials might have decided not to take a chance on raising it if the pole was not sturdy enough. Obviously they later fixed the issues with the pole as the Olympic Flag was flying during the closing ceremony.
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    Ceremonies on UTube, Part 3

    Closing Ceremony of the Rio 2007 Pan American Games. The protocol and handover segments are missing, but are available elsewhere on youtube. The sound also cuts out a couple times. Enjoy!
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    Ceremonies on UTube, Part 3

    Clip from Argentine TV broadcast of the 1995 Pan Am Games opening ceremony showing the arrival of the torch and lighting of the Pan Am Flame by Nora Alicia Vega:
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    Ceremonies on UTube, Part 3

    Complete opening ceremony of the Lima 2019 Pan Am Games with English commentary via CBC Sports in Canada. This is actually the same feed used by the ESPNU broadcast, but without commercial interruptions. Quality is a bit subpar, however. Enjoy!
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    Lima 2019

    It always burns me up that US television does not promote the Pan Am Games at all. They spend zilch on adverstising and then whine that the ratings are 0.1. Well, Duh! People can't watch if they don't know to tune in. ESPN waited until 2 days before the coverage started to announce their plans. Hard to build interest that way. CBS carried the games in the 70's and 80's mainly to try to get the rights to the Olympics. Once CBS got the winter games they dropped the Pan Ams. ABC took over in 1991 because they were shut out of the Olympics after Calgary. By 1995, ABC was on its way out of the sports business and the games were held in March, so CBS and NBC were preoccupied with Basketball. The USOC arranged for an hour a night of coverage produced by SportsSouth and syndicated across Prime Sports regional sports channels, but the broadcasts often aired at odd times and most people were not even aware of the games. I was away in college and didn't even know about the coverage until long after the games were over. ESPN has had the rights since 1999 but did little or none in English until 2015. The networks also claim that people wont watch when the top U.S. athletes are not taking part due to schedule conflicts. I first became aware of the Pan Am Games by watching CBS coverage of the 1987 Indianapolis Games. That's why I chose the 1987 logo for my screen name's graphic. It was my frustration at the lack of coverage in 1999 and 2003 that led me to start my now defunct website - The Pan American Games Fan Pages - to try to boost interest in the games. Through those efforts I became an even bigger fan. As far as the tonight's opening ceremony, I watched on ESPNU. I would say it was better than Toronto. There was much more room for the production numbers and it was easier to see what was happening. I thought the arrangement used of the Pan American Anthem sucked - Toronto's arrangement was much better. The "cauldron" was a bit underwhelming - but not as dorky as Rio's in 2016. ESPNU's coverage was a bit choppy at first with oddly placed and abrupt commercial interruptions, but they redeemed themselves by going commercial-free for the entire protocol segment - even during the speeches and oaths. This surprised and pleased me, because NBC would NEVER show any speeches not in English and definitely not the oaths. Its also been a little weird these first three days getting use to the fact that ESPN does not have a studio host. All-in-all I enjoyed the ceremony and look forward to watching the competitions over the next 17 days.
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    Lima 2019

    Another press release from ESPN with more details of their coverage on all of their channels/platforms in both Spanish and English: https://espnpressroom.com/us/press-releases/2019/07/208143/ ESPN to Offer Multimedia Coverage of the XVIII Lima 2019 Pan American Games ESPN DeportesESPN DigitalPan American Games Santa Brito Up to 200 hours of exclusive live coverage in English and Spanish across ESPN Platforms Opening Ceremony on ESPNU and Streaming Live on the ESPN App, Friday, July 26 at 8 p.m. ET ESPN will provide unmatched, daily coverage of the 18th edition of the Pan American Games live from Lima, Peru Wednesday, July 24 – August 11. Coverage of the Games will be featured across ESPN platforms in English and Spanish, including ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN Deportes, ESPN3, and the ESPN App. ESPN’s coverage will be highlighted with live telecast of the Opening Ceremony airing live on ESPNU (English) and the ESPN App (Spanish) at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT. How to watch the XVIII Lima 2019 Pan American Games: With Lima as the backdrop, ESPN will bring 18 months of preparation to life with up to 200 hours of exclusive, live coverage in English and Spanish, across ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN Deportes, ESPN3, the ESPN App and ESPNdeportes.com ESPN Deportes will telecast 200 hours of live Pan American Games content, every day starting at 9:30 a.m. ET., featuring soccer, swimming, diving, track & field, boxing, basketball and gymnastics. The live telecasts will be complemented with news and information programming throughout the day, followed by a nightly edition of SportsCenter recapping the top highlights of the day ESPNU will present over 200 hours of daily live coverage in English, featuring Men and Women’s hoop and volleyball, diving, swimming, gymnastics, boxing, track and field, and soccer ESPN3 and the ESPN App will carry 900 hours, with live access to almost every competition in Spanish. Select coverage will be available in English Coverage will feature a team of more than 70, including reporters, commentators ESPN Deportes’ talents will come together in Lima to provide multiplatform content. The diverse roster reporting from site include, Andrés Agulla, León Lecanda, Paulina Garcia, Tlatoani Carrera, and Bernardo Osuna. Antonietta “Toni” Collins will serve as the onsite bilingual reporter and Carolina Guillén, Carolina Padrón and Ricardo Puig will serve as studio hosts from site English-language commentator team includes former Trinidad and Tobago goalkeeper, Shaka Hislop, as well as world-class athletes including, Bart Conner (play-by-play), Jamaican volleyball coach O’Neil Ebanks (analyst), Rowdy Gaines (color commentator), Kathy Johnson Clarke (color commentator), Jill Montgomery (color commentator), Dan O’Brien (color commentator), Cynthia Potter (color commentator), Dwight Stones (play-by-play) and Cat Whitehill (color commentator) Former athletes and ESPN Deportes analysts, Jared Borgetti, Javier Frana and Mercedes Margalot will be among the group of athletes participating in The Pan American Torch Relay which is traveling through districts of Peru with the journey ending on July 26 at the National Stadium, where the Opening Ceremony for the Lima 2019 Pan American Games will take place Seven camera crews will be reporting from the different venues simultaneously ESPNdeportes.com will include the latest news and information surrounding the competitions, athletes, and each country with exclusive content, video highlights, live chats with the experts on site, and live scores The ESPN Deportes social team will bring fans images, stories and information throughout the event, on the @ESPNDeportes handle on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Fans can join the conversation using #PanamericanosxESPN. The XVIII Lima 2019 Pan American and Parapan American Games is the second-most important sporting event of the Olympic Circuit. The 2019 edition marks the first time that the event is held in Lima, Peru. Overall, the XVIII Lima 2019 Pan American Games will include 19 days of competitions held in 14 districts of Lima and Callao, Peru, across numerous venues.
  10. panamfan

    Lima 2019

    At last, an official press release from ESPN on their coverage plans for Lima 2019: https://espnpressroom.com/us/press-releases/2019/07/espn-deportes-brings-together-more-than-50-commentators-analysts-reporters-for-the-xviii-lima-2019-pan-american-games/ ESPN Deportes Brings Together More than 50 Commentators, Analysts, Reporters for the XVIII Lima 2019 Pan American Games ESPN Deportes Pan American Games Coverage Starts Wednesday, July 24 with Beach Volleyball Victoria Peris 15 hours ago Opening Ceremony Streaming Live on the ESPN App Friday, July 26 ESPN Deportes’ Javier Frana and Mercedes Margalot Join The Pan American Torch Relay As the countdown of the XVIII Lima 2019 Pan American Games (July 26 – August 11), ESPN announce a robust lineup of more than 50 on-air personalities reporting from Lima, Peru in-studio in Bristol, CT, and Mexico City, throughout the tournament. The team of commentators and analysts will provide unmatched, daily coverage in English and Spanish with experts reporting from Lima and the support of the rest of team presenting in-studio coverage around the much-anticipated multinational, multisport event. ESPN Deportes’ talents will come together in Lima to provide multiplatform content. The diverse roster reporting from site include, Andrés Agulla, León Lecanda, Paulina Garcia, Tlatoani Carrera, and Bernardo Osuna. Antonietta “Toni” Collins will serve as the onsite bilingual reporter and Carolina Guillén, Carolina Padrón and Ricardo Puig will serve as studio hosts from site. Friday, July 26, former Argentinean athletes and ESPN Deportes analysts, Javier Frana and Mercedes Margalot, will participate in The Pan American Torch Relay which is traveling through districts of Peru. The journey ends at the National Stadium, where the Opening Ceremony for the Games will take place. José Ramón Fernández, Heriberto Murrieta and David Faitelson will serve as the commentator team for the Opening Ceremony. ESPN Deportes commentator list for XVIII Lima 2019 Pan American Games: Archery: Antonio Valle (play-by-play); Antonio Rodriguez, and former athlete Eduardo Vélez (analysis) Athletics: Fernando Palomo (play-by-play); Víctor Pochat, and former athlete Raúl Gonzalez (analysis) Baseball: Ernesto Jerez, José Francisco Rivera (play-by-play); Fernando Álvarez, Luis Álvarez, (analysis) Basketball: Jorge Eduardo Sánchez; F. Álvarez, E. Jerez (play-by-play); Fernando Tirado, Arturo Guerrero Amowitz (analysis) Beach volley: Sergio Dipp, E. Varela, and M. LaFountain (play-by-play); Eitan Benezra, Marina Contreras (analysis) Boxing: Pablo Viruega (play by play); Devlin Rodriguez (analysis); Cycling Road and Velodrome: F. Tirado (play-by-play); Alexandra Giuseppina Grasso (analysis) Diving: Mauricio Pedroza (play-by-play); former athlete Cristina Millan (analyst) Equestrian: JF. Rivera (play-by-play); Fencing: A. Valle (play-by-play); A. Rodriguez (analysis) Gymnastics: Heriberto Murrieta (play-by-play); former athlete Estela de la Torre (analysis) Handball: A. Pareja (play-by-play); R. Sierra (analysis) Judo: E. Benezra (play-by-play); Alex Pombo (play-by-play) Karate: E. Benezra (play-by-play); former athlete Iridia Salazar (analysis) Men’s Soccer: Jorge Pietrasanta, Roger Valdivieso, Richard Méndez, and Ricky Ortiz (play-by-play); 1978 World Cup champion, Mario Kempes, Barak Fever, Alex Pareja (analysis) Modern pentathlon: F. Palomo (play-by-play); V. Pochat (analysis) Table tennis: A. Pareja (play-by-play) Taekwondo: J. Pietrasanta (play-by-play); Adal Franco, Salazar (analysis) Tennis: A. Parejas (play-by-play); former athlete Jose Luis Clerc (analysis) Triathlon: F. Palomo (play-by-play); V. Pochat Volleyball: P. Viruega, LaFountain (play-by-play); M. Contreras, E. Varela (analysis) Weightlifting: Guillermo Celis (play-by-play); Leopoldo Gonzalez (analysis) Women’s Soccer: R Méndez, Robert Sierra and Tito Manriquez (play-by-play); Carolina de Las Salas (analysis) Wrestling: G. Celis (play-by-play), L. González. ESPN Deportes will broadcast live coverage from the XVIII Lima 2019 Pan American Games across linear and digital platforms, including gymnastics, track and field, diving, men’s and women’s soccer, swimming, boxing, volleyball, basketball, baseball, weightlifting and judo, among other sports. More than 200 hours will be televised on ESPN Deportes, ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN3 and over 900 hours of Spanish coverage will stream live on the ESPN App. The XVIII Lima 2019 Pan American and Parapan American Games is the second-most important sporting event of the Olympic Circuit. The 2019 edition marks the first time that the event is held in Lima, Peru. Overall, the XVIII Lima 2019 Pan American Games will include 19 days of competitions held in 14 districts of Lima and Callao, Peru, across numerous venues.
  11. panamfan

    Lima 2019

    There has been no official announcement from ESPN, but I have been checking out the schedules for all of their channels on their website and I found the following Pan American Games telecast times there. ESPN2 will have coverage on the first weekend, but most of the coverage will air on ESPNU, including the opening and closing ceremonies. ESPN Deportes will once again air Spanish-language coverage throughout the games. (BTW: TV Record has the Brazilian broadcast rights and I have not been able to locate any information of coverage in Canada.) All Time ET and subject, of course, to change: ESPN2 Sat. 7/27 - 10 AM - 1 PM and 9:30 PM - 11:30 PM Sun. 7/28 - 1 PM - 3 PM ESPNU Wed. 7/24 - 10 AM - 4:30 PM Thurs. 7/25 - 10 AM - 4:30 PM Fri. 7/26 - 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM and 8 PM - 11:30 PM (Opening Ceremony) Sat. 7/27 - 1 PM - 3:30 PM and 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Sun. 7/28 - 10 AM - 1 PM and 4 PM - 12:30 AM Mon. 7/29 - 9:30 AM - 10 PM Tues. 7/30 - 11 AM - 10 PM Wed. 7/31 - 5:30 PM - 12:30 AM Thurs. 8/1 - 11 AM - 8:30 PM Fri. 8/2 - 11 AM - 12:30 AM Sat. 8/3 - 11 AM - 12:30 AM Sun. 8/4 - 11 AM - 1 AM Mon. 8/5 - 11 AM - 11 PM Tues. 8/6 - 11 AM - 12:30 AM Wed. 8/7 - 9 AM - 11:30 PM Thurs. 8/8 - 10 AM - 12 AM Fri. 8/9 - 10 AM - 12:30 AM Sat. 8/10 - 10 AM - 1 AM Sun. 8/11 - 10 AM - 4 PM and 8 PM - 12 AM (Closing Ceremony) ESPN Deportes Wed. 7/24 - 10 AM - 4:40 PM Thurs. 7/25 - 10 AM - 4:40 PM Fri. 7/26 - 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM and 12 AM -3:30 AM (Opening Ceremony on tape delay) Sat. 7/27 - 9:30 AM - 5 PM and 10:00 PM - 12:00 AM Sun. 7/28 - 10 AM - 2:45 PM and 5 PM - 7 PM Mon. 7/29 - 9:30 AM - 11:30 PM Tues. 7/30 - 11 AM - 7:50 PM Wed. 7/31 - 11 AM - 9:50 PM Thurs. 8/1 - 11 AM - 12:30 AM Fri. 8/2 - 10 AM - 12:30 AM Sat. 8/3 - 11 AM - 12:15 PM and 10 PM - 12:30 AM Sun. 8/4 - 10 AM - 1 AM Mon. 8/5 - 11 AM - 3 PM and 5 PM - 12:30 AM Tues. 8/6 - 11 AM - 7:50 PM Wed. 8/7 - 9 AM - 9:50 PM Thurs. 8/8 - 10 AM - 12:30 AM Fri. 8/9 - 10 AM - 12:30 AM Sat. 8/10 - 10 AM - 4:30 PM and 10 PM - 11:30 PM Sun. 8/11 - 10 AM - 4 PM and 8 PM - 12 AM (Closing Ceremony)
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    Lima 2019

    The Complete 90 minute Ceremony of the Lighting of the New Fire of the XVIIIth Pan American and Para Pan American Games, Lima 2019 at Teotuhuacan, Mexico https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3u5gsgBLmSI
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    Ceremonies on UTube, Part 3

    The Pan American Sports Organisation (Pan Am Sports) has activated its new Pan Am Sports Channel on its website. And they have uploaded tons of videos of the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games. The best part is they have uploaded the complete Toronto 2015 Opening and Closing Ceremonies to the channel in 720p HD with no commentary. Here is the link to the Pan Am Sports Channel. Scroll down to find the ceremonies videos. There doesn't seem to be a way to download them, but at least they are available to watch online. https://www.panamsportschannel.org/
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    Ceremonies on UTube, Part 3

    Here are two new posts on youtube: From August 7, 1994, the final night of the 1994 Goodwill Games in St. Petersburg, Russia we have two Russian TV broadcasts from Kirov Stadium. The first is the complete exhibition soccer match between the Russian team and the World XI (an all-star squad). The second is the complete Closing Ceremony of the 1994 Goodwill Games which immediately followed the soccer match. This was the best of all of the Goodwill Games ceremonies - opening or closing. ENJOY!
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    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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