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Ruling Czar

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  1. This pic of Toronto is .......... breathtaking!
  2. Should there be any major concerns about London 2012 at this time? It doesn't appear that there should be any. Let's keep looking. I don't like the Logo and it appears that this is universally regarded as the worst ever in Olympic history but other than that...everything seems to be "all systems go!"
  3. I totally disagree with your slaughtering of the OC. I am not Canadian ( as some ppl on this board tend to believe) but I got to understand what it is - especially the stunnning, absolutely stunning segment of the boy flying over wheatfields. I had no idea of the stupendous vastness and beauty o fyour country until for some reason, I noticed this acrobat flying true the air to the most amazing music and then landing perfectly on a field of wheat. Never before has a solo performace of that scale been attempted in an opening ceremony. I couldn't understand the part with the dancers tap dancing
  4. Firstly, the opening winter scene of the cultural segment was convincing and executed very well. The emergence of the giant bear muppet from the stadium floor glittering against the lights the audience held was magical and breathtaking! The whales were out of this world and I believe they could have employed "Fantasia" music during this segment but nonetheless, it was remarkably vivid! Was there anything as humbly stunning as the climax of the Sarah Mclachlan segment? Only the arresting beauty of this guy flying over wheatfields! I think this segment captured the stupendous vastness of
  5. Okay..this might appear surreal but here goes (gulp) Two weeks ago I watched the opening ceremony of the Vancouver winter Olympics for the First time on You Tube! Imagine that! I just could not believe that this was the same ceremony that I saw being torn apart on these boards and was left questioning the appreciative artistic capabilities of some of the people who generated these comments. This ceremony was incredibly magnificent. Yes! They were a few faux pas which were indeed downpoints when I juxtaposed them with the high points. The segment with autumn was the poorest! And the malfuncti
  6. And let's not forget the Red Mittens which to date appears to have be the most successful winter olympics merchandise!
  7. Well, let's see how many promises will be broken.
  8. Well, it is clearly evident that all systems ARE go!
  9. I just don't know what to make of the cauldron.Sometimes it looks great then at other times it looks.....it looks....like angular crap. Nonetheless, Vancouver was spectacular. Two weeks ago (this sounds embarrassing) I watched the full opening ceremony for the FIRST TIME on You Tube.It was lasted as "Opening ceremony Complete Event". Can you believe it? Anyway, I was completely and utterly blown away by the ceremony and was very perplexed about whether or not I was watching the same thing you guys on Gamesbids watched. Now that I saw it myself, I was absolutely stunned at the beauty of the thi
  10. The Games with the most spectacular backdrop scenery ever! That is unquestionable for sure!
  11. Well we already know some of the best facts about vancouver The first city of its size to host an Olympics. The first indoor opening ceremony. The largest crowd ever assembled in the downtown core of a city on the final day of the games (appoximately 500,000) but what else is there?
  12. I wonder if Toront decides to bid for 2020 if his expertise will be used. I wonder if the success of vancouver has made it better for a possible 2020 game in Toronto.
  13. Surprise, surprise, I actually gave the these ceremonies a high rating. The Maple Leaf Forever segment was just stunning and I think the setting was absolutely magical. I also loved the the song that was sung during the extinguishing of the flame. I also loved how canada poked fun at itself. Trust me, teh world was impressed and do I LOVE the entrance of O'hara with the hint to curling. Very, very well done Vancouver.
  14. boron, moron, whatever you are......I'm always vacationing in Barbados. Oh you know, that extravagantly stunning tropical island-eden that you can't visit? yeah...that one. So they don't give two sore thumbs about snow. Now if you tell me where you local Red Cross Outreach Shelter is and I'll only be too happy to send you a postcard and a small barrel of food stuffs. ...K?
  15. Firstly, I have got to say that I am disappointed. However, not for the reasons most of you expect. I am disappointed primarily beacuse the only part of the ceremony I got to see to day was from the start of the mountain segment onwards. I have to say that I was impressed by what I saw to some degree and felt awed that a Olympic ceremony indoors really looked nice on the t.v. Yet, I am also disapoointed that, with the constant +removal of clips from youtube, I will probably never ever see the Vancouver Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony. I think the death of the luge athlete hung over the night
  16. OH No! Justin just went bummer! It was the only streming video of the ceremonies I could get! can someone give me a link?
  17. Oops! sorry for misleading you but I thought that Vancouver's handover was indeed lame. I was just responding to an earlier post in which someone remarked that they were ashamed of the first nations chiefs.
  18. Firstly, the link is in spanish! No English? It is really nice to see that the mascots are so visible in Vancouver. Over the last few Olympiads, mascots appeared to take the back seat. Way to go Vanoc!
  19. Actually, as an outsider looking into Canadian culture, the four first nations chiefs were indeed the redeeming factor of the Torino handover! They added the right touch to canada's fascinating origins!
  20. All the best to Vancouver and to Canada from the warm vacation paradise of Barbados!
  21. I don't like the look of it and it would be disappointing if a replica of it will be the one lit in the ceremonies later on. Horrible. This is a z- for me.
  22. I don't get something. Wasn't this run tested and retested before being given the o.k.?
  23. This is an absolutely heartwrenching story! I am so sorry that the games will get underway under such circumstances. What will happen now?
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