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  1. Double WOW! The first two-thirds of the Cablevision live telecast of the Opening Ceremony of the 1984 Paralympics on Long Island, New York. The games were still known as the International Games for the Disabled at the time. The second video is more footage of the ceremony with President Reagan's opening address. Also, a highlight video of the 1984 Winter Paralympics in Innsbruck that has some footage of the opening ceremonies and includes highlights of the 1988 Summer Paralympics in Seoul. Enjoy!
  2. WOW! The Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Seoul 1988 Paralympic Games! Unfortunately, the Opening Ceremony is joined in progress at the conclusion of the parade of nations, but nevertheless - ENJOY!
  3. Highlight Films of the 1987 (Zagreb) and 1989 (Duisburg) World University Games. Nice footage of the opening and closing ceremonies in each. Zagreb film is in Serbo-Croatian and the Duisburg film is in German. Duisburg film appears to also include some footage rehearsals for the opening ceremony. (Sorry if the Zagreb film is a repost, I don't remember if I posted it before. Enjoy!
  4. Uploaded to youtube today is a new version of the CBS telecast of the 1987 Pan American Games Opening Ceremony. This version retains the original commercials.
  5. Beijing 2008 Paralympics Opening Ceremony - HD - CCTV - No Commentary Vancouver 2010 Paralympics Opening Ceremony - Spanish Commentary Vancouver 2010 Paralympics Closing Ceremony - Spanish Commentary
  6. I also have some information on the U.S. coverage of the 1979 Spartakiade in Moscow. The Spartakiade was the Soviet National Games. In 1979 the Soviets invited foreign athletes to compete in the Spartakiade as a test for the 1980 Olympics. In the U.S. a company called Synducast produced television coverage of the games for a syndicated network of local stations. The man responsible for organizing the telecasts was former CBS Sports President Robert Wussler, who in 1986 helped Ted Turner create and broadcast the Goodwill Games in Moscow. The listings below were compiled from TV Guide and variou
  7. I have been compiling information on U.S. coverage of the World University Games over the years and this is what I have uncovered: The first coverage in the U.S. of the World University Games occurred in 1973. Eddie Einhorn (later President of CBS Sports and part-owner of the Chicago White Sox) was founder and owner of TVS. TVS was a syndicated sports network. In the late 1960s and through the 1970s Einhorn would sign up various local television stations to carry sports broadcasts produced by TVS, forming a temporary national "network" for the TVS broadcasts. TVS broadcast many college ba
  8. The Complete Opening Ceremony of the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens. No Commentators. Not the best quality, but Enjoy!
  9. Ladies and Gentlemen, Here is a spectacular find: The complete Nashville Network (TNN) live telecast of the Opening Ceremony of the 1989 United States Olympic Festival in Oklahoma City! Your hosts are Jim Kelly, Lorianne Crook and Charlie Chase. ENJOY!
  10. 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.
  11. 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,
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Unfortunately, yes. No annoying TV announcers though!
  15. 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
  16. 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.
  17. 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
  18. Full Salt Lake City 2002 Opening Ceremony
  19. The Olympic Channel on youtube has finally uploaded the Nagano 1998 Opening Ceremony:
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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)
  24. Home Movie Footage of the Opening Ceremony of the 1983 National Sports Festival (U.S. Olympic Festival) in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Enjoy!
  25. 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
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