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Can you stfu! this isn't about London or the Uk. FFS

They're really quite different. Vancouver focused on telling the story of the land (since you don't have too much human history. ) Russia told their history; their arts; their culture. But the

Now that was a hugely anti-climatic cauldron lighting - I expected a LOT more special effects, especially after that amazing imagery during the ceremony. And Rodnina and Tretyak are a return to "Well, let one or two of our older famous Olympians do the honours". Quite disappointing, if you ask me.

That could have been the cauldron lighting of some Summer Universiade, and even there we have seen better already.

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Overall nothing was incredibly original about the Opening Ceremony. Co-opting elements from Atlanta, Sydney, Athens, Beijing and Vancouver. But it lacked 'heart', fun and joy. It was just really well done, while being safe.


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