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Posts posted by Olympian2004

  1. 1 hour ago, yoshi said:

    Pnd that's that. Thanks PC (until the Paras of course) - hopefully Beijing mean it when they talk of responsible spending & then hopefully bring on Calgary/Sion/Stockholm 26! (I hope only one of those bid, picking a favourite from them will be hard)

    Well, if things go wrong again (and that is quite likely), Sion and Stockholm will have to withdraw from the race anyway because of a lack of public and/or political support. And then Calgary might be the only viable candidate. Because Sapporo won't get the Games, so soon after Tokyo and the three Asian Olympics in a row.

  2. For @SkiFreak and everybody else who is interested: Here are the official guides of Torino 2006 (for its Olympic opening ceremony only) and of London 2012 (for its Olympic and Paralympic opening and closing ceremonies).

    There are three Torino files, though: One with the opening ceremony guide, one with additional information about the opening ceremony performers (I believe that was for all the segments that they wanted to keep secret until the ceremony) and one with the marching order and all flagbearers in the parade of nations. Those files have German names, but you'll figure out quickly which file is which.


  3. 2 minutes ago, SkiFreak said:

    I still hope one day the Paralympics could be held before the Olympics. They feel like an after thought and it feels like the Paralympians don't get the exposure they deserve.

    I would support that, especially the Winter Paralympics still feel a lot like an afterthought while the Summer Paralympics have evolved a bit to Games "in their own right" since London 2012.

  4. Just now, SkiFreak said:

    I wish the organizing committees could provide the ceremonies performance program on their website, with a full song and artist listing.

    True. Only Torino and London did that so far, and it's particularly helpful in lesser known host countries which have lots of complicated names or stories that you don't know yet. It helps to re-read that after the ceremony.

  5. 1 minute ago, yoshi said:

    Love the Greek anthem. The same thing repeated a few times with increasing ferocity until it just stops. Meanwhile, the Olympic anthem is just weird. How many other anthems were smashed together to make it?

    I beg to differ, I think that the Olympic anthem is a very beautiful, timeless and majestic piece. And I don't recognise any national anthem in it. ;)

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