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  1. Two clips of the Montreal 1976 closing ceremonies: First the native american cultural display and entrance of the athletes. Second clip Maynard Ferguson plays trumpet as Olympic Flame is extinguished.
  2. Just found this new post on youtube: Joined in Progress unfortuneately, but the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Opening Ceremony. NOT the ABC broadcast but the ESPN re-air. I always thought when ESPN reran the Los Angeles broadcasts the following year that they simply used the ABC telecasts. However, as this video of the re-air shows they used the raw feed with commentary by ESPN announcers Bob Ley and Roger Twibell. Video starts in middle of parade of nations but is much cleaner audio wise than the original live ABC telecast. Ley and Twibell talk far less than Jim McKay and Peter Jennings did. Also,
  3. Here is a journal article I have had in my collection for years that gives some interesting behind the scenes of the 1990 Goodwill Games Welcoming Ceremony in Seattle, including comments from the producer - Barnett Lipton. I have reposted the links to the ceremony on youtube for anyone who wishes to re-watch the ceremony after reading the article. I think this article should be of particular interest to baron-pierreIV. Enjoy! PUBLIC RELATIONS JOURNAL - MARCH 1991 TRAVEL & TOURISM Goodwill Games Welcoming Ceremony Put Glasnost Into Action by Paul Maccabee Literall
  4. I would love to see the U.S. host the Pan Am Games as it has only hosted twice - Chicago 1959 and Indianapolis 1987 - and both were last-minute scrambles to organize. Since the Pan Am Games take place the year before the Olympics, I would think it would be advantageous to pair up the host city when the Olympics are awarded to the U.S. - i.e. Los Angeles host both the 2027 Pan Ams and 2028 Olympics as it would reduce the costs by using the same facilities for both games. It would also increase the marketabiltiy of the Pan Ams in the U.S. I just don't understand why the USOC doesn't see the adv
  5. Unfortunately, yes. No annoying TV announcers though!
  6. WOW! Opening Ceremony of the 1991 World University Games in Sheffield, GBR. From Sheffield City Council TV! Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UdFFdD-2VU
  7. Interesting new post on youtube: 10 Hours of Chilean TV coverage of the 1991 Pan Am Games in Havana in 2 parts including coverage of the opening ceremony.
  8. The good news is the Seoul 1988 Opening Ceremony has been uploaded to the Olympic youtube channel. The bad news is when you go to the page, you get an error message that it is a private video and to sign in if you have permission to access the video. What the he-- is up with that? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeWSC7iCnpM
  9. Full Salt Lake City 2002 Opening Ceremony
  10. The Olympic Channel on youtube has finally uploaded the Nagano 1998 Opening Ceremony:
  11. Just to continue the my previous posts on TV at the Pan Am Games, here is some information on Canadian TV coverage of the games that I have been able to glean (mainly from the pages of the Montreal Gazette and other Canadian newspapers - which are archived through the early 1980s at google newspaper archive. The 1967 coverage is detailed In part in the official report of the organizing committee which is available in pdf format on the Pan Am Sports official website.) Vth PAN AMERICAN GAMES Winnipeg 1967 CBC Coordinator for CBC Radio and TV: John McCabe Executive Producer
  12. As I'm sure you know, the 2023 Winter Universiade will take place in Lake Placid, site of the 1932 and 1980 Olympic Winter Games. And here are two videos from FISU announcing that fact. However, it is little remembered that Lake Placid hosted the Winter Universiade before - in 1972. The games were mostly ignored by the media and public alike as they took place at the exact same time as the XIth Olympic Winter Games were occurring in Sapporo, Japan. The games have since been mostly forgotten about. I recently discovered old issues online of the Adirondack Daily Enterprise, the local newspaper i
  13. Hi! Thought you would like to know that the Pan American Sports Organization has posted .pdf files of all of the Pan American Games official reports and official results on its website: First, here is the link to the page for the official reports. Scroll down and you will see the official poster/logo for each edition of the Pan American Games from Buenos Aires 1951 to Lima 2019. Below each is a link or links to pdf files of the reports. Note that some are in Spanish only and some are bilingual. https://www.panamsports.net/sports-events/other-events/#filters Also, on a separate p
  14. FINALLY! A Great Find on YouTube! From Argentine TV - The entire 30+ minute protocol segment from the 1995 Pan American Games Opening Ceremony in Mar del Plata. (And in decent quality too!) The raising of the Olympic and PASO Flags, the speeches, the official opening, the passing of the official PASO flag from Havana to Mar del Plata and the lighting of the flame. You can hear the stadium PA announcer introduce the athletes oath just before the video ends. Now if the uploader had just refrained from putting his name on the top left of the picture...(lol)
  15. Home Movie Footage of the Opening Ceremony of the 1983 National Sports Festival (U.S. Olympic Festival) in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Enjoy!
  16. Someone recently uploaded the complete CBS Sports coverage of the 1996 Paralympic Games in Atlanta, hosted by Al Trautwig. The four telecasts are combined in one long video and are out of order, so I've listed the start time for each telecast below so you watch them in order. Be aware the video quality varies. Enjoy! 0:00:00 Telecast 4 Sunday August 25 -- 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM ET CBS Highlights 0:57:52 Telecast 1 Saturday August 17 -- 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET CBS Opening Ceremony 1:54:58 Telecast 2 Sunday August 18 -- 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET CBS Swimming Track & Field 2:52:56 Telecast 3 S
  17. FINALLY! The complete opening and closing ceremonies of the 1986 Asian Games in Seoul! Enjoy!
  18. 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
  19. 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.
  20. 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
  21. 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!
  22. 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:
  23. 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!
  24. 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 spor
  25. 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 th
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