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  1. On 7/30/2022 at 9:22 AM, Ikarus360 said:

    Full Opening Ceremony (recorded from Singapore Channel 5). Make sure to enjoy before its shut down.

    Hopefully someone can find a 4K version


    Fortunately thanks to this post I was able to watch the full replay of the OC, what I never did with the full OC of Gold Coast 2018.
    This ceremony AT LAST!!!! Took us back to the pre-pandemic ceremonies… it was just AMAZING!!! And I think one of the best ceremonies for regional games ever…
    Spectacular! Elaborated and too British!!!
    Birmingham 2022 CG has brought back the glitzing  of ceremonies…
    The best ceremony of the 20's so far.

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  2. OK…. This year happens something very unusual and probably it will never happen again:

    We have 2 multi-sport games under the same name: BIRMINGHAM 2022.

    Due to the postponed World Games in Alabama, USA, the games originally cheduled for 2021 will take lace in July 2022, as the Commonwealth games which will be opened just few days later under the same name, but under the original schedule.

    Next July 7 is the Opening ceremony for the World Games and 3 weeks later the Commonwealth Games.

    That’s weird!





  3. On 6/27/2022 at 1:13 AM, BigVic said:

    Looking forward to this...a real Games for the first time since GC 2018. No Fencing 1976 plus tickets are selling fast. 


    Channel 7 is doing their coverage from a studio rather than in Brum itself. 10 did Glasgow in the IBC in Glasgow back in 2014. 

    What about Lima 2019? They were the last "TRUE" Games... anyway... things have changed a bit from then.... I think ceremonies will follow the "simplicity" tendency, taken to its fullest in Tokyo Olympics OC...

  4. Here we are again!

    In a new thread for a new ceremony!

    It's been incredible how fast these 4 years went by ... and I still cannot watch a full version of the Gold Coast Opening Ceremony, which was one of the best ceremonies of that 2018. And I have never seen anything of the Closing Ceremony...

    Now, the preparations for #Birmingham2022 are on their way:


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  5. Ceremony for the final of Champions League, held at the Stade the France in Saint Dennis, France on May 28, 2022.

    Final between Liverpool and Real madrid, where this last one beat Liverpool 1-0.

    A performance made by Camila Cabello.

    Even 30 years after, Barcelona '92 style is still present in nowadays ceremonies and this is a clear example of this.


  6. Another finding thanks to the algoritm:

    A volunteer footage from the Opening day of Beijing 2022, behind scenes.

    It's interesting to see the Opening from another point of view and see how soulless it was, despite the cutting-edge technology used in the ceremony... The second -and, I think and hope,  the last - "Pandemic ceremony"... one of the "sister ceremonies" as I call to Tokyo 2020 (2021) and Beijing 2022...


  7. On 5/12/2022 at 8:42 AM, zigzag said:

    SEA GAMES 31 Opening Ceremony are starting as of this post, this stream is the fullest tho, it even has the preshow

    The ceremony was better than other we have seen in Pandemic times. Nevertheless, I didn't like the abuse of enhanced reality- As Ikarus said, it doesn't give you an idea of what is happening on the stage.

    The shoots were not good enough and many segments, such the lighting hats, couldn't be seen as it is seen in pictures for example. Good showlights, but anyway a good attempt to improve pandemic ceremonies...

  8. On 4/3/2022 at 3:37 PM, SeriousPotato said:

    It drives me crazy they didn't choose Isao Tomita's rendition of Bolero for the torch relay, to connect with Tomita's rendition of Claire de Lune for the extinguishing segment. Bolero was a strange choice to begin with, but at least using Tomita's rendition gives both a Japanese connection and a circular tie to the ceremonies. The idea is so close.. but not quite! Grr.

    The flame was, indeed, ignited along Tomita's music:

    Dr. Copelius, Movement 7.


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  9. At least!!!!

    The full replay of the Tokyo 2020 (+1) Opening Ceremony.

    A ceremony that has been overcritized, but I think it will be taking its value as the time passes by...

    A unique ceremony: historical because of the moment when it was held.

    Even though the problems of organization and the extreme restrictions it had, the ceremony depicted one of the sadest moment in our recent history and it is reflected in its mourning tone.


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  10. 52 minutes ago, Olympics2028 said:

    I don't believe 2016 had any segment where hundreds of voices sung in unison. However, I'm not totally sure.

    I know the segments I watched had nothing but soloists doing their number. Such as this portion of 2016's opening.

    I'd never have considered a model runway walk as fitting for an "Olympics ceremony." But if had to be done, if this scene had been orchestrated with the sound of the second version below, it would have been somewhat hero-ized:



    Of course not! Brazil wanted to show what they are... and I didn't miss any choir, because the very idea was to be apart of all of those clichés... 

    Nor Lima 2019 neither Guadalajara 2011 had big choirs in their ceremonies... may be part of the Latin American cutture which is more vivid, colorful, rthythmic and joyful...

    Leave choirs for northertn cultures. Southern ones, specially latin americans, are plenty of music, color and dance to show... no choirs needed.

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