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Vancouver 2010 Flame Lighting Ceremony


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I really like that torch -- it's so elegant. The only bad thing is that on white, you immediately see the black soot.
i wonder if we'll see the same soot in the paralympic torch since it silver-gray
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CTV did a better job. The Olympic website was horrible to many problem.

Yes strange, as IOC had a great live feed during all the session and congress in Copenhagen...

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It was spotty and choppy coverage, but Olympia isn't as well equipped as Copenhagen and many of the cameras today were mobile, hand held units feeding to a satellite. Can't really expect the same quality you'd find in a modern conference centre.

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Who is the woman in the white clothes?

She's Angela Gerekou, vice minister of culture and tourism.

If you're interested I can upload the ceremony from the beggining.

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OK...major differences from last year's (summer) version:

- they added the little girl/big sister (I don't know if that meant she's Miss Winter Games)

- NO dance pantomime by 6 young lads who mimed the five ancient sports on the same hillside where the priestesses gamboled, before the priestly party came out.

(I think a few of the priestesses could've mimed a double salchow or a death spiral right there on the hillside.)

- and Vassilis whatisname runs to the far end of the stadium where great-granpappy's heart is...for Vassilis to pay homage...

Also, no armpit hair for the priestesses!! I guess they shipped those off to the Opening Ceremony where whatistheirname? Nana's Hairy Armpits are expected to play? :blink:

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Probably got pissed that they had to changes (Winter) things for Vancouver. Who do they think they are -- the Americans?? :lol: :lol;

BTW, I can see why VANOC asked for the change...and I think this'll set the new trend for the Winter lightings. Great-grandpappy's memorial is waaaayyyy over on the other end of the stadium ground...so from the Lighting/temples area would've been at least 3/4trs of a mile from the Temples area. (It's hard to find the BdeC memorial on maps becaue it's outside the Temple grounds and the stadium.)

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Probably got pissed that they had to changes (Winter) things for Vancouver. Who do they think they are -- the Americans?? :lol: :lol;

BTW, I can see why VANOC asked for the change...and I think this'll set the new trend for the Winter lightings. Great-grandpappy's memorial is waaaayyyy over on the other end of the stadium ground...so from the Lighting/temples area would've been at least 3/4trs of a mile from the Temples area. (It's hard to find the BdeC memorial on maps becaue it's outside the Temple grounds and the stadium.)

You didn't know that before? :huh:

I think it's more after the forest fires around Olympiad there are hardly any trees left at the Pierre de Coubertin grove so it looks not very beautiful anymore there.

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