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Hey guys,

ABC is planning to show the Opening Ceremony of the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games live and complete from Austria next month as part of ESPN's coverage of the games!  Below is the complete news release from ABC/ESPN:

ESPN’s Groundbreaking Coverage of Special Olympics World Winter Games Begins March 18 From Austria
February 17, 2017 | Bristol, Connecticut
ESPN’s World Winter Games coverage includes live three-hour Opening Ceremony featuring Parade of Athletes, Special Guests and musical performances from multi-Grammy Award-Winner Jason Mraz and Grace VanderWaal. Nightly Special Olympics World Winter Games 2017 program to bring viewers stories, competition showcase, interviews and more throughout the Games.
Press Release
ESPN's global coverage of the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games in Austria, the largest sporting and humanitarian event in 2017, will begin March 18 -- just one month away -- with a live three-hour special capturing the inspiration, pageantry, performances and special guests of the World Winter Games Opening Ceremony. It marks the first-ever live coverage of the World Winter Games.
From Sunday, March 19 through Friday, March 24 a nightly program - Special Olympics World Winter Games 2017 - will bring viewers the stories, competition showcase, interviews and more from Austria.
"Special Olympics reflects all the very best aspects of sports - its power to inspire, forge bonds, build confidence and impact lives," said Russell Wolff, Executive Vice President and Managing Director, ESPN International. "As storytellers and sports lovers, the World Winter Games represents an incredible opportunity for ESPN to showcase amazing stories of perseverance, strength, acceptance and inclusion to a global audience. These are remarkable athletes and we're extraordinarily excited to tell their stories around the world."
As an official broadcaster of the Special Olympics World Winter Games, ESPN's coverage will be carried across the ABC and ESPN family of networks in the U.S. (ABC, ESPN2) as well as streamed on the ESPN app and WatchESPN (full schedule below).
"Thanks to our partner ESPN and their unprecedented coverage for a World Winter Games, in less than a month, millions of people will be able to tune in and watch 2,700 athletes from 107 nations around the world compete and share their stories of courage, determination and achievement," said Mary Davis, CEO, Special Olympics.  "ESPN's reach and expertise in storytelling gives us the tremendous opportunity to share how the power of sports and inclusion transforms lives and changes perceptions that exist for people with intellectual disabilities - one of the most marginalized populations in the world."
ESPN's coverage will also be carried in 190 countries and territories around the world, including on ESPN television and streaming channels in Latin America, Africa, the Caribbean, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands, TSN in Canada, SONY ESPN in India, ESPN on BT Sport in the UK and Ireland, Tencent digital platforms in China (through ESPN's long-term collaboration with Tencent) and the ESPN Player streaming service in Europe.  Additionally, through syndication, ESPN coverage will appear in dozens of countries and territories. It marks the broadest-reaching coverage ever for a Special Olympics World Winter Games.
Transcending the boundaries of geography, nationality, gender, age, politics, culture and religion, the Special Olympics World Winter Games will bring together more than 2,700 athletes and 1,000 coaches representing 107 countries, along with 10,000 volunteers and thousands of spectators, all in celebration of inclusion and the power of sport. Athletes will compete in Alpine Skiing, Cross Country Skiing, Figure Skating, Speed Skating, Floor Hockey, Floorball, Snowboarding, Snowshoeing, and Stick Shooting at venues in Schladming-Rohrmoos, Graz and Ramsau, Austria.
Toyota will again be a sponsor of ESPN's coverage, as it was for the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games coverage.
Special Olympics World Winter Games: Opening Ceremony and Nightly Coverage
ESPN's coverage of the World Winter Games Opening Ceremony will mark the first-ever complete, live coverage of the star-studded spectacle and will be hosted by Good Morning America's Robin Roberts, ESPN's Lindsey Czarniak and Kevin Negandhi and ESPN contributor and Special Olympics Global Messenger Dustin Plunkett. ESPN's Marty Smith will be with the U.S. delegation for the Opening Ceremony, providing reports throughout.
ESPN's coverage will be live from the Planai Stadium in Schladming-Rohrmoos and will bring viewers the Parade of Athletes, the lighting of the Special Olympics Cauldron, as well as capture performances by multi-Grammy Award-winning musician Jason Mraz, as well as 13-year-old winner of America's Got Talent, Grace VanderWaal.  It will also feature appearances by Princess Charlene of Monaco, Apolo Ohno, Hannah Teter, Dikembe Mutumbo, Michelle Kwan, Sam Perkins and others.
ESPN's nightly show - Special Olympics World Winter Games 2017 - will be produced from on site in Schladming-Rohrmoos, Austria with direct connectivity to ESPN's Bristol headquarters. Each night, it will also include interviews, features, special guests, a daily "competition showcase" segment, reporting from ESPN's Jen Lada, Victoria Arlen and Smith.
Throughout both the Opening Ceremony coverage and its nightly show ESPN will tell the remarkable and inspiring individual stories of athletes, coaches and families from around the world in "Up Close and Personal" features. "Up Close and Personal" segments were first made famous by the legendary Roone Arledge at ABC Sports and returned to television (for the first time since 1988) with ESPN's coverage of the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles.
Special Olympics World Winter Games: ESPN Digital Media
ESPN's global digital platforms - the world's leading portfolio of digital sports properties in the world, including local editions of ESPN.com and the ESPN App, streaming platforms and more - will offer extensive coverage in the build-up to, and throughout, the World Winter Games. 
ESPN streaming services around the world will carry the coverage of the World Winter Games, including the Watch ESPN in the US, Brazil and Australia, ESPN Play throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, and ESPN Player in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.   
With news, long-form feature storytelling, video, exclusive blogs from athletes, coaches and volunteers, photo galleries and more, ESPN will examine the people and topics of the Special Olympics movement. ESPN's Melissa Isaacson and Alyssa Roenigk will lead the reporting from on site in Austria with ESPN's editorial teams from all over the globe contributing to the coverage.
  
U.S. TV Schedule:  ESPN's Coverage of Special Olympics World Winter Games Austria
Day/Date Program        Time (ET)  Network
Sat., March 18 LIVE: Special Olympics World Winter Games 2017 Opening Ceremony 2-5pm  ABC
Sun., March 19 Special Olympics World Winter Games 2017   2-3pm  ABC
Mon., March 20 Special Olympics World Winter Games 2017   6-6:30pm ESPN2
Tues., March 21 Special Olympics World Winter Games 2017   6-7pm  ESPN2
Wed., March 22 Special Olympics World Winter Games 2017   6-7pm  ESPN2
Thurs., March 23Special Olympics World Winter Games 2017   6-7pm  ESPN2
Fri., March 24 Special Olympics World Winter Games 2017   6-7pm  ESPN2
Sun., March 26 Special Olympics World Winter Games 2017 - Best of the Games 2-3pm  ABC
NOTE:   All shows will also be simulcast on the ESPN App and WatchESPN
 
About Special Olympics World Winter Games Austria 2017
Every two years, Special Olympics holds its flagship event, the World Games, demonstrating sports excellence, which promotes equality, respect and inclusion for people with intellectual disabilities around the world. Transcending the boundaries of geography, nationality, political philosophy, gender, age, culture and religion, the world will come together to celebrate inclusion around the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games in Graz, Schladming-Rohrmoos and Ramsau, Austria 14 March - 25 March 2017. More than 2,700 athletes and 1,000 coaches representing 107 countries, along with 10,000 volunteers and thousands more spectators, will participate in and watch exciting sports and community events. This is the second time Austria has hosted the World Winter Games, having also staged the event in 1993. Sports featured are Alpine Skiing, Cross Country Skiing, Figure Skating, Speed Skating, Floor Hockey, Floorball, Snowboarding, Snowshoeing, and Stick Shooting. For more information on the 2017 Special Olympics World Games, including volunteer and sponsorship opportunities, visit www.austria2017.org and on social on  Facebook, and Twitter.
ESPN and Special Olympics
ESPN is proud of its relationship with Special Olympics, which spans more than 31 years and over the past three years, ESPN has continued to deepen its relationship with the Special Olympics movement.
Earlier this year, ESPN and Special Olympics committed to continuing their alliance to use the power of sports to promote social inclusion and acceptance by reaching two agreements:   an extension, and expansion, of ESPN's Global Presenting Sponsorship of Special Olympics Unified Sports® and a new, three-year global programming agreement.
The new $1.5 million grant supports Special Olympics Unified Sports, as well as other initiatives, and extends and expands a role ESPN has held since 2013. Dedicated to promoting social inclusion through shared sports training and competition experiences, Special Olympics Unified Sports joins people with and without intellectual disabilities on the same team. It was inspired by a simple principle: training together and playing together is a quick path to friendship and understanding. With support from ESPN and others, Special Olympics has  grown this innovative and inclusive program to more than 1.2 million participants. As part of the continued support of Unified Sports, ESPN will invest in Special Olympics' goal to build Unified Sports programming and resources in 10,000 schools by 2020 and ensuring 100,000 coaches receive new/renewed sports certifications by 2020.
ESPN's global Special Olympics programming agreement means ESPN is not only an Official Broadcaster of the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games in Austria, but also the Official Broadcaster of the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle, and the 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games. ESPN is also adding more news and feature coverage of other Special Olympics events, athletes and stories over the course of the three-year agreement
ESPN believes that, at its very best, sports uplifts the human spirit. Its corporate citizenship programs use the power of sport to positively address society's most pressing needs through strategic community investments, cause marketing programs, collaboration with sports organizations and employee volunteerism, while also utilizing its diverse media assets. For more information go to www.espn.com/citizenship. 
 
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Not a ceremony video but rather about a K-Drama called "Reply 1988" which is a typical slice of life story happening, like the name implies, in 1988 (the year of the Olympics). some of the protagonists get involved in the olympics and they actually did dramatizations of the rehearsals for the Opening.

One of the girls was supossed to be the placard bearer for Madagascar at the opening. And as we all know what they did at last minute...one wouldn't want to be on her place. :lol: 

Go at minute 26:10 , 42:10, 51:00 , 1:03:00

 

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Back to my longstanding personal cult fave that's Moscow 1980 with the Closing Ceremony at Lenin Stadium on August 3, 1980. What's different here is you see some scenes that weren't in the first uploading we had from several years ago also taken from Soviet TV (still present in YouTube), like the mass trumpters in the beginning, IOC President Lord Killianin coming down the steps before delivering his closing address, to Misha actually seen through binoculars in the sky to the very end with some early 80s era optics. Perhaps this was shown on a different channel on TV CCCP like Moscow Television at the time. I think someone will eventually combine all the footage together and make it more complete. By the way, that Brazilian TV Opening Ceremony coverage from TV Cultura that Gilberto uploaded apparently has since been removed--though the parade of nations is still there. So we don't have the full Moscow 1980 OC again. Hopefully soon we'll get that with better resolution:

 

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It's interesting that we have been able to find quite a bit from Moscow, but nothing from the Lake Placid OC.

This makes me think that the VCR was invented between February and July of 1980 (the difference in the amount of worldwide coverage between the two events might have something to do with it as well).

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21 hours ago, BTHarner said:

It's interesting that we have been able to find quite a bit from Moscow, but nothing from the Lake Placid OC.

This makes me think that the VCR was invented between February and July of 1980 (the difference in the amount of worldwide coverage between the two events might have something to do with it as well).

VCR's hit mainstream in the late 70's. Fortunately they were common enough by late '78 that the Star Wars Christmas Special was recorded and saved by a few people :)

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I, too, am disappointed that the Lake Placid OC has not made to youtube.  There used to be a short video (~5 mins) of clips from the Lake Placid OC, taken from ABC's coverage with Jim McKay, on the IOC's official website.  It showed Lord Killanin's speech, Vice-President Mondale's Opening Declaration, and the lighting of the Olympic Flame.  This video later showed up on the Beijing games' official website, but has since disappeared.  I did manage to record the audio from that video.  There is another video on youtube, produced by the State of New York about it's involvement with the Lake Placid games, that shows, at the beginning, Gov. Hugh Carey's remarks at the Lake Placid OC.  You would think someone in New York would have taped the broadcast at the time.

On a related note, there used to be archived webcasts of CBC's coverage of the wonderful Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the 1999 Pan American Games in Winnipeg.  Those, sadly, are long gone too, although I managed to record extensive audio from the webcasts.

I am also disappointed that the complete Indianapolis 1987 Pan American Games Opening Ceremony has not surfaced on youtube.  Again, you would think someone in Indiana would have recorded the broadcast at the time.

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Here is an interesting find:

This is a segment from the 1994 Goodwill Games Closing Ceremony in St. Petersburg, Russia.  It features a performance from the Russian singer Marina Kapusto.  This segment was omitted from TBS' tape-delayed broadcast of the ceremony in 1994.  Enjoy!

 

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The official website of Special Olympics International contains the following information of TV coverage in various countries for both the opening ceremony and the rest of the games - Austria's ORF is broadcasting the closing ceremony and ABC (in the US) will show highlights of the closing ceremony during it's final broadcast on March 26.

http://www.specialolympics.org/Press/2017/2017_World_Winter_Games_Coverage.aspx

How to Watch the 18 March Opening Ceremony
Austria
The Opening Ceremony will be broadcast on ORF.
Asia
The Opening Ceremony will be shown India on SONY/ESPN and China on Tencent. 
Australia and New Zealand
The Opening Ceremony will air live on WatchESPN/broadband and air same day (5pm Eastern Time U.S.) on ESPN2. You must have an ESPN subscription to watch ESPN coverage.
Brazil
The Opening Ceremony will air live on ESPN+ and on WatchESPN/broadband. You must have an ESPN subscription to watch ESPN coverage.
Canada
TSN2 will air the Opening Ceremony live.
Caribbean
The Opening Ceremony will air live on ESPN Play/broadbandand and air same day (5pm Eastern Time U.S.) on ESPN2. You must have an ESPN subscription to watch ESPN coverage.
Europe, Middle East and Africa
The Opening Ceremony will be shown live via ‘ESPN Player’ streaming service across dozens of countries in the region. You must have an ESPN subscription to watch ESPN coverage.
Latin America
The Opening Ceremony will air live on ESPN+ and on ESPN Play/broadband. You must have an ESPN subscription to watch ESPN coverage.
United States
Opening Ceremony coverage starts at 2 pm Eastern Time on ABC.

 
How to Watch Ongoing Games Coverage
Austria
ORF will broadcast stories about Austrian athletes. The network will broadcast the closing ceremony on 24 March.
Asia
Coverage will be shown in many countries. Check your local ESPN website. Coverage in India is on SONY ESPN and SONY ESPN HD. You must have an ESPN subscription to watch ESPN coverage. Throughout Asia, highlight programs will be televised on Fox Sports Asia.
Australia and New Zealand
Coverage will be on ESPN2. Check your local ESPN website. If you have a subscription to ESPN, use the WatchESPN broadband player for Australia. 
Brazil
Coverage is in Portguese. Check your local ESPN website. If you have a subscription to ESPN, use the WatchESPN broadband player for Brazil.
Canada
Ongoing coverage includes highlights and vignettes on TSN2. 
Caribbean
Coverage in most countries. Check your local ESPN website. If you have a subscription to ESPN, use the WatchESPN broadband player for your country.
Europe, Middle East and Africa
Highlight programs, video news releases and vignettes are available via www.ESPN.com and local ESPN websites. You must have an ESPN subscription to watch ESPN coverage.
Latin America
Coverage in Spanish in most countries. Check your local ESPN website. If you have a subscription to ESPN, use the WatchESPN broadband player for your country.
United States
Ongoing coverage includes highlights and vignettes. Look for evening broadcasts on ESPN2. You must have an ESPN subscription to watch ESPN coverage. Closing ceremony will be shown in a highlight program on ABC on 26 March.

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Here is an interesting find on youtube:  a german phonograph record of the Munich Games.  Side A has audio from the opening ceremony and Side B has audio of the speeches at the memorial service in the Olympic Stadium on September 6.

Also, here is a german documentary in HD about the Munich games that has the best footage of the Closing Ceremony I've ever seen:

 

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And now for something completely different:

This July, I hope to do something vaguely useful with the spreadsheet I've been compiling since 2012 of the videos of London 2012 Opening Ceremony fireworks which turn up, seemingly at random, as "Recommended for You" when I use YouTube (and other online video services). To start the ball rolling, I've put the basic list online, currently only accessible via the following link:

http://www.pastpresented.ukart.com/marksnow/fireworks.htm

Please let me know if you spot any major goofs or omissions !

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23 hours ago, JMarkSnow2012 said:

This July, I hope to do something vaguely useful with the spreadsheet I've been compiling since 2012 of the videos of London 2012 Opening Ceremony fireworks which turn up, seemingly at random, as "Recommended for You" when I use YouTube (and other online video services). To start the ball rolling, I've put the basic list online, currently only accessible via the following link:

http://www.pastpresented.ukart.com/marksnow/fireworks.htm

Please let me know if you spot any major goofs or omissions !

One goof now corrected, and two omissions remedied, including this charmingly intoxicated entry:

 

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One year ago finally someone uploaded the Opening of Latakia 1987 Med Games but sadly it was on a very poor quality. Well, one year later, Gsf Sport in Youtube has uploaded at last a good quality version of this show done by the same producers of Moscow 1980.

I didn't expected hearing a mexican song in the beggining o.O

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/\/\  Great find, Ikarus!!  (Those guys standing there for like 10 mins, with nothing happening??)  :blink:

Too bad the ceremony happened on an overcast day, so the colors of the telecast are so pale and washed-out.  To think that Syria was once a peaceful and prosperous nation; and today half of that country is nothing but mounds of rubble.  Really sad.  :( 

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1 hour ago, baron-pierreIV said:

/\/\  Great find, Ikarus!!  (Those guys standing there for like 10 mins, with nothing happening??)  :blink:

Too bad the ceremony happened on an overcast day, so the colors of the telecast are so pale and washed-out.  To think that Syria was once a peaceful and prosperous nation; and today half of that country is nothing but mounds of rubble.  Really sad.  :( 

Looks like the arrival of Al Assad to the main tribune got delayed longer than planned, hence why they were standing up for 10 minutes. The whole ceremony also had lots of personality cult to Bashar's late father.

There is more of the ceremony, btw, which happened during night so the colors seem a tad better there.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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First time seeing it anywhere of the ZDF version for me. Nice to see, if only to see another language broadcast with the special angle here of the last pre-reunification Olympics (Summer and Winter), before the fall of the Berlin Wall, and how was the GDR to be presented and perceived

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