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Ceremonies on UTube, Pt 2

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Why a new thread? If we don't continue the old one, it will vanish some day. Since most users don't know how to recover older threads here (with the help of the drop-down menu), that would be totally counterproductive.

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Why a new thread? If we don't continue the old one, it will vanish some day. Since most users don't know how to recover older threads here (with the help of the drop-down menu), that would be totally counterproductive.

I've just found it a little cumbersome to go back pages and try to find something.

As for Thread 1 disappearing, perhaps we can ask Rob to keep Thread 1 active. Maybe we need a little unput from ModRob on this?

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Well, it is a popular thread, so I think it would be quite justifid in getting it pinned to the top of the forum. I'm sure Rob would do it if asked.

I don't mind taking a trip down memory lane sometimes on some of the older, huge threads. I still get a chuckle out of some of the Rio and Abuja threads.

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Alright, I asked the moderator to pin the old thread and close him for further discussion.

Thus, I continue here with a classic -- namely the source of some controversial discussion we led here several times: The lighting of the Barcelona cauldron.

This clip proves once more that the arrow flew above the cauldron and didn't land inside of it. It's obviously a clip of the NBC broadcast, and (as usual) NBC had cameras of its own in the stadium, providing a slightly different angle of the moment when Antonio Rebollo shot the arrow. Also included are the Olympic Oaths and the segment with the giant Olympic Flag. The ceremony coverage starts at 3:20 -- and after some tracking problems at the beginning, it has quite a good sound, better than previous Barcelona footage I've seen on Youtube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zjsg-975rp4

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And now another ceremonial footage we waited for: The closing ceremony of the Calgary 1988 Winter Games. It's the ABC footage, the final Olympic ceremony ABC ever broadcasted. Sadly, it is incomplete, though.

Part 1 (no ceremonial coverage there, only preceding Olympic news): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBQerT49TWw

Part 2 (starts when the ceremony is already running, with the playing of the Marseillaise in honour of Albertville): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfJ_588YFG4

Part 3: My link

Part 4 (with a rather strange and also "blooperish" revelation of the Albertville mascot which was scrapped later anyway): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajyY91ts-j4

Part 5 (stops in the middle of the "Can't You Feel It" performance): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-xtTjwoq_I

Part 6 (only post coverage -- and obviously the guy overtaped the ceremonial coverage in 1991 with some Terminator 2 behind the scenes stuff :angry: ): Mhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AalcSvtZ96g&feature=related

Part 7 (same here): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yItw-Rr8Rws

Oh dear, can't they simply issue vintage ceremonial coverage on DVD so we don't have to rely on such incomplete or sometimes quality-wise crappy home recordings on Youtube anymore?

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Gee, I don't remember much of the Calgary Closing including:

- the period ice skating production number (really a nice one)!

- Underhill-Martini performing,

- nor the intro of Le Chamois that way.

Also don't recall the Korean participation; and the 4 mascots getting together.

ABC must've again edited the Closing (perhaps for the West Coast) and I don't blame them for cutting out the Korean portions which were redundant considering the formal turnover to Seoul portion already took place in LA.

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Was rewatching the Calgary Opening and this clip contains the most embarrasing moments of the Ceremony:

1. Ms. Francis who was supposed to give the Officials' oath, didn't know when to come in. Over the mike which was open to the whole world watching, she was asking: When do I come in? When? Now? Totally clueless. Why wasn't she cued properly. The athletes almost shouted her down. And when she finally did, it was the most UNpleasing voice no less.

2. When the time comes to sing "O, Canada", they have this Shoshone guy, Daniel Tlen sing it-- and of course how many people in Canada or the world speak Shosone (3-4,000?). So one could just hear the total silence the crowd had--and couldn't wait to jump in when their part came. All these P.C. moments are just deadly dull and fall flat when played before a freezing audience that just wants to get on with it!!

And then someone in the crwod also unfurls a "John 3:16" poster!! There's always one in every crowd! :lol:

Luckily, their cauldron had no glitch but the main set was supposedly blown down by the high winds earlier in the day.

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I don't knowif Ikarus already posted these but here are some highlights of Medellin 2010 - the South American Games

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCVaD2jJqDQ&feature=related

There's a whole slough of them but they're not all labelled properly so it's hard to find anything of sequence.

It's very...Sydney (the fire), Athens (the little pond of water), very Johannesburg 2010 (the lighting, etc., etc.0> In fact, it looks like they used ideas from every other Ceremony. These ceremonies are all getting to be too much already.

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I don't knowif Ikarus already posted these but here are some highlights of Medellin 2010 - the South American Games

http://www.youtube.c...feature=related

There's a whole slough of them but they're not all labelled properly so it's hard to find anything of sequence.

It's very...Sydney (the fire), Athens (the little pond of water), very Johannesburg 2010 (the lighting, etc., etc.0> In fact, it looks like they used ideas from every other Ceremony. These ceremonies are all getting to be too much already.

Many thanks, Baron, for posting the links about the last SA Games. In fact if were you not to post them I would not know the games had hapened. I also agree to your considerations on the ceremonies.

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Found this...the ill-fated Handover segment to Volos at the 2009 Pescara Med Games Closing.

Why does it look eerily familiar? Does Greece have no more originality?

A 2nd one; but the logo for the never-to-be-seen 2013 Volos Games was great!!

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look what I found it

this guy's truely athens 2004 fan, he made a maquete of olympic stadium and reproduced the opening ceremony.

Interesting.

I think that's somebody who bought the maquette from OAKA and/or Jack Morton and was trying to recreate the Ceremony...because what's the barking dog in the bkgd.

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I am looking for footage of the Mediterranean Games, esspecially 1997 & 1993. Anyone found sometinhg interesting?

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OK, Erzurum 2011 - the 25th Winter Universiade Opening Ceremony.

OK, so-so effort by an up and coming Hosting country.

Main comments: puny cauldron and arena too large for the show. If they don't fill up the field in Sochi, I fear that show will look like this since the field is essentially a soccer-field-size.

a B+.

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The opening concert of the Berlin Philharmonic in 2018 Winter Olympics ?

Like 1998 Nagano.

Amazing just thinking about it. B)

R u crazy?

1. Why would the Berlin Philarmonic play in MUNICH? The local Munich musicians' union would NOT allow it.

2. Those symphonies DON'T actually play at those open-air Winter events. Those winter-nighttime performances are all mimed to pre-recorded music.

3. Nagano's was a daytime event PLUS their classical singers & the Nagano symphony were just piped in from a downtown symphony hall. They were NOT at the outdoor ceremony venue. They will NOT bring out expensive, concert-quality Bosendorfer, Yamaha, Steinway or Fazioli concert grands to an outdoor location except for SUMMER time concerts.

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R u crazy?

1. Why would the Berlin Philarmonic play in MUNICH? The local Munich musicians' union would NOT allow it.

2. Those symphonies DON'T actually play at those open-air Winter events. Those winter-nighttime performances are all mimed to pre-recorded music.

3. Nagano's was a daytime event PLUS their classical singers & the Nagano symphony were just piped in from a downtown symphony hall. They were NOT at the outdoor ceremony venue. They will NOT bring out expensive, concert-quality Bosendorfer, Yamaha, Steinway or Fazioli concert grands to an outdoor location except for SUMMER time concerts.

Baron, Whats mean?

I don't understand. :wacko:

Berlin Philharmonic is the world's top three orchestras.

They are the pride of Germany.

So of course must adorn the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Munich in 2018.

I expect the best opening ceremony in Olympics history in front of 70,000 live spectators.

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