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Part 5 with Argentina (with a nice shot of a camcorder-toting Emmanuel Ginobili among them), Australia, Austria, Aruba, and the triumphant return of Afghanistan with a former women's basketball player as flagbearer after being suspended from Sydney for the Taliban, Belgium, Venezuela, Vietnam, Bermuda, Bolivia, Antigua and Barbua, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Armenia, Brazil, Bulgaria, British Virgin Islands, France, and Germany. Camera shots are different than from the hosts Greek ERT coverage during the parade in plenty of cases.

Part 6 with brief wide shots of the "seemingly insignifcant" small nations as far as NBC granting them good marching TV time Georgia, Gambia, Ghana, Gabon, Guam, Guatemala, Guyana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, and Grenada before returning to normal with Denmark, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Switzerland, Eritrea, Estonia, Zambia, Zimbabawe, United Arab Emirates, Japan, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Iraq, Iran, Ireland, Equatorial Guinea, Ecuador, and Iceland. But it's really Team USA that headlines this part with a stadium audio controversy. You may recall that back then, which was debated.

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Good thing you clarified, I was about to say that there was no 1992 Winter Olympics and Paralympics Games in Albertville Minnesota United States of America North America.

Going to Barcelona instead of Athens for this post. We're going back to TVE's native coverage and we'll center on the Parade of Nations that was live on TVE 2 (or La 2), but it's slightly different from what Ikarus361 uploaded from the Canal Olimpic TV3--with different commentators, shots, and interspersing interviews with Spanish VIPs at the VIP box. First three parts are now deleted, so we'll focus on the end of Hercules/Mediterrean, Ryuichi Sakamoto and the orchestra, and then the rhthymic gymnasts/Parade with Greece, Afghanistan, South Africa, Germany, and Andorra. Comes with its own commercial breaks that were different from from what the Canal Olimpico had. TVE 2 co-hosts are Matias Prats and Olga Visa.

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Does anyone has footage of the Lilliehammer Norway 1994 and Albertville France 1992 Winter Olympics closing ceremony I would love to see them.

Good thing you clarified, I was about to say that there was no 1992 Winter Olympics and Paralympics Games in Albertville Minnesota United States of America North America.

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Back after a delay with NBC's Athens broadcast Part 7 with Spain, Kazakhstan, Israel, Italy, Cameroon, Cambodia, Canada, Qatar, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Kenya, China, Krygyzstan, Kiribati, Colombia, Comoros, Congo-Brazzaville, unified Korea, Costa Rica, Cuba, Kuwait, and Cook Islands

Barcelona Part 5 starting with Guam, Guatemala, Guinea, Equatorial Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Iran, Ireland, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Laos, Lesotho, Lithuania, Latvia, Lebanon, Liberia, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malaysia, Malawai, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritius, Mauritania, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia and the interspersing of VIP interviews

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Got the full Barcelona 1992 Closing Ceremony again. But with the domestic Spanish TVE commentary from TV3 as opposed to the one with just the stadium audio with no commentary. Interesting that this broadcast ends with a OC montage to "Summertime Blues"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_EmZI6LoWU

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That full Barcelona closing ceremony, as you may have seen in comparision to the version chopped in parts, does not have the exact beginning. This starts when the volunteers and actors just now making their entrance into Montjuic Stadium, so those multilingual PA announcements have already been announced at the start. But that's OK. Seems like a trade off with the full broadcast having the complete ending and the bits and pieces have the actual broadcasting start.

Mozambique, Namibia Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, New Zealand, Oman, Uganda, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, The Netherlands, Peru, The Philippines, Poland, Puerto Rico, Portugal, Qatar, DPR Korea, Romania, Rwanda, and San Marino round out the last part. Seems like it was the longest part with the most nations in Barcelona here. Too bad we don't get to see some shots of the camera-toting Dutch athletes happily running out of their delegation to try to take photos apparently of the Dream Team like NBC showed apparently with its cameras.

St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Solomon Islands, El Salvador, American Samoa, Western Samoa, Senegal, Seychelles (back from boycotting Seoul 1988), Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovenia (making its Summer Olympics debut), Somalia, Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sweden, and Switzerland starts Part 6, the conclusion of the Parade of Nations. After commercial break which largely omitted Tanzania, Chinese Taipei, Chad, Czech and Slovak Republics, Togo, everything resumed with Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, US Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands, Yemen (reunified), Zaire, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Spain of course marches last to the cheers of the hometown crowd led by flagbearer Prince Felipe. NBC wasn't this extensive with the Spanish athletes as they enetered the field marching though here largely Prince Felipe gets shown and wide shots of the team. I do remember NBC showed shots of Arantxa Sanchez Vicario, 12-year old Carlos Front carried by his rowers, Jordi Villacampa (highest paid Spanish basketball player in the ACB at the time), and maybe the Rafael and Tomas Jofresa twins interspersed with JAS and King Juan Carlos I and his wife Queen Sophia shots proudly clapping, athletes all over mingling and taking photos (or in the case of the Dream Team, getting autographs) and more VIP interviews. (Yugoslavia--Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia, and Kosovo back then and were under the Independent Olympic Particpants banner--didn't march in Barcelona. Macedonia didn't form its own NOC yet then. Due to UN sanctions slammed on them because of the civil war, only athletes from individual sports were allowed to compete. So no basketball, water polo, and volleyball)

Parts 7 and 8 were removed apparenly due to copyright issues. So that means the Olympic protocol and torch relay are not here when Juan Antonio San Epifiano hands the torch to Paralympic archer Antonio Rebollo make that memorable torch lighting. Arguably, the best one ever. Shame. Not to mention the 12 Castells (human towers) repping the 12 European Union nations at the time. But part 9, the full end of the Barcelona CC is here with more at-stadium interviews like with skiier Blanca Fernandez Ochoa, who won bronze in women's alpine skiing months ago in Albertville and carried the Spanish flag in the OC there, and final thoughts! All while the athletes, coaches, and officials file out of Montjuic Stadium.

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Back to Athens!

Croatia, Cyprus, Laos, Lesotho, Latvia, Belarus, (quick looks) Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malaysia, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Malta, (back in progress) Morocco, Mauritius, Mauritania, Great Britain, Mexico, Micronesia, Mongolia, Mozambique, (quick looks) Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Bhutan, Brunei, Myanmar (Burma), Namibia, Nauru, (back in progress) New Zealand, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Nicaragua, Norway, South Africa, and The Netherlands. Though actually shown during the broadcast after the commercial break, Jimm Magnet didn't record the quick looks of Moldova, Monaco, Bangladesh, Barbados, The Bahamas, Bahrain, and Belize in time while switching during commercial breaks.

Then the catchup resumes with Netherlands Antilles, Oman, Honduras, Hungary, Uganda, and Uzbekistan (back in full) Ukraine, Uruguay, Pakistan, Palestine, Palau, Panama, (after commercial break) Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, and US Virgin Islands--cut at 7:12 mark for a KNBC 4 LA heat advisory warning in the weather report:

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Part 10 is nowhere to be found--so a LOT of nations are missing, many notable, from his NBC Athens 2004 OC broadcast recording (Peru, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Macedonia, Rwanda, Romania, Russia, St. Kitts-Nevis, Western Samoa, Sao Tome and Prinicipe, Saudia Arabia, Senegal, Serbia and Montenegro, Seychelles, Singapore, Sierra Leone, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Swaziland, and Sudan

Part 11 goes with Sweden already in progress then Suriname, Sri Lanka, Syria, Chinese Taipei (Taiwan), (quick look from commercial break) Tanzania, (back in progress) Tajikistan, Thailand, Jamaica, Djibouti, East Timor, Tonga, Togo, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Trinidad & Tobago, Chad, Czech Republic, Tunisia, Yemen, Philippines, and Finland. But due to his apparent channel surfing during the commercial break returning headlined by the arrival of the hosts Greeks, Fiji, Chile, and Hong Kong got omitted:

Well, Sochi's Opening Ceremony under the official IOC world feed is now available on its YouTube channel for about a week. With no commentary whatsoever. If someone can explain why the IOC offers commentaries for the Summer Olympic sports and not so much for the Winter, I'll gladly appreciate it. You'd think by now some IOC world feed commentators would be present for the winter one and viewers online at least can have the option of not listening to that.

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Point you bring up Yoshi is we are starting to see some rather elaborate ceremony/entertainment features at the start of major singular sports finals to end their season on...Super Bowl aside.

A host venue now using the exposure to promote the event and city it is hosted in.

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Yes, & also the Olympic-esque concept of each city staging a bigger ceremony than the previous one is appearing too, especially in Champions League finals. The Lisbon show is probably the most extravagant so far, according to UEFA, it had 400 performers, a name (When Stars Align), & was divided into 4 acts. For comparison, here is the opening from last year's final, at Wembley:

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I still reckon the full on entertainment feel Opening and Closing ceremonies began with LA84. Before that it was pomp and ceremony and full of political leaning. LA brought in the fun.

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I still reckon the full on entertainment feel Opening and Closing ceremonies began with LA84. Before that it was pomp and ceremony and full of political leaning. LA brought in the fun.

I still reckon the full on entertainment feel Opening and Closing ceremonies began with LA84. Before that it was pomp and ceremony and full of political leaning. LA brought in the fun.

This is a very culturally biased viewpoint though - the fun we saw in LA84 appealed to the west. The pomp and ceremony of Moscow 1980 was political, but was also a very fun and colourful way of celebrating - thats how the USSR did it. You can even see that the Russians still "have fun" this way by looking at Sochi.

Also LA84 was immensely political in its own way, even its ceremonies.

I'd still say Moscow was the first ceremony staged in the manner that we now know it - Los Angeles was simply the first to make it appealing to western audiences.

The next great leap forward wouldn't be until Athens. I see Sydney as being the end of the Moscow era.

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It was overshadowed by technology . Sure, it has the mass of Moscow and Sydney (so did London) but technology still stole the show.

I'd say Beijing's use of technology was just a logical progression from Sydney via Athens (which continued in Vancouver & London and peaked- so far- in Sochi); the main element in Beijing was the use of ultra-disciplined cast-of-thousands mass-movement.

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With the Sochi ceremonies of both the Olympics and Paralympics, they pretty much outdid the Olympic movement as a whole. Have we actually seen these lavish ceremonies taken too far? The budget for them are now entering the not much change out of $100million mark.

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Have we actually seen these lavish ceremonies taken too far? The budget for them are now entering the not much change out of $100million mark.

The trouble is, and probably always will be, that Olympic ceremonies get some of the biggest TV audiences on the planet. Now social media make it possible for every viewer outside North Korea and the USA to share their feelings about the event as it happens, WOW moments are essential.

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The growing size ceremonies in every event, such the Universiade Olympic scale ceremonies, I totally think is due to the massive impact of social networks and YouTube. Past decades few people had access to those ceremonies, unles they were Olympic ones, but today in every corner of the planet you can watch them live or on the video. Today, ceremonies are forever, not only for the moment...


By the way... I'm looking for a good version of Salt Lake 2002 Opening Ceremonies... where can i have it?


Here you have the Opening Ceremony of the X South American Games (Odesur Games) held in Santiago de Chile on March 7.

Commentaries in Spanish

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0lvZKpZUnw


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0lvZKpZUnw

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