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Innsbruck 2012 Opening Ceremony


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A disastrous feed (you could only watch it in Austria), a seemingly boring ceremony, the cauldrons not burning inmediatly after the ceremony to "save energy"...

Not a good start for these games if you ask me. I'm frustrated that i couldn't see anything.

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Nice one... they probably realised some tests a few days ago !

The questions, now is... will they keep the third cauldron after the Games ????

(by the way, if we have some members from Singapour,

what did they do with the cauldron of the 2010 summer

YOG ?)

According to the previous source, it was now kept, and will be placed in new Singaore Sport Hub, which estimated to be completed by 2014.

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Bury the idea of staging Olympic Youth Winter Games, or even Olympic Youth Games at all. Simply bury it. I mean, they couldn't prove more that those Games are totally unimportant than by giving all people outside Austria not even the opportunity to watch the opening ceremony. And that happens in the year 2012, in the age of internet! They were not even capable of providing a livestream unblocked (at least for this single occasion) for all non-Austrians. Shame on them.

The two German Olympic broadcasters ARD and ZDF treat the Olympic Youth Games appropriately -- namely by almost completely ignoring the Games. Only ARD mentions the ceremony on its sports website, the ZDF doesn't mention it at all. Needless to say that there won't be any TV coverage on German free TV from the Games.

Olympic Youth Winter Games: Dead in the water.

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Wow Morocco has already won a gold at Innsbruck :o (Y) good for africa ;)

He is a plastic Moroccan :lol:

He is Canadian and even wore the Canadian team outfit when he won gold (and was Canada's top qualifier for the games until a random draw was used to select athletes -.-)

Anyways congrats to Morocco!

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He is a plastic Moroccan :lol:

He is Canadian and even wore the Canadian team outfit when he won gold (and was Canada's top qualifier for the games until a random draw was used to select athletes -.-)

Anyways congrats to Morocco!

-.- oooo i just had imagine something like that but not so obious :lol:

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Still hardly any footage out there on Youtube. Fantastic.

But I found one video apparently taken by someone with a mobile phone of the cauldron lighting. And this must be the most anti-climatic cauldron lighting in Olympic history. No music, only lengthy announcements of the cauldron lighters and then even bad timing because the first two cauldron lighters light their cauldron before the announcements are over. Sorry, Innsbruck -- but this was not convincing, to say the least.

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They could have staged such a big dramatic ending, bearing in mind that Innsbruck is the first triple Olympic host and is able to light three cauldrons. But this was totally botched, no drama at all. Even the nice idea of having Olympic champions of 1964 and 1976 light the respective cauldrons went down the drain.

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