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43 minutes ago, baron-pierreIV said:

And remember, it's also a much shorter show because it's out in the cold, night air -- thus, they really try to rush it in 2.5 hours vs. like a 3.75-hr Summer Opening.  

I'm not sure they really "try to rush it" so much: a great deal of the time reduction comes from the much smaller number of parading athletes / teams.

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13 hours ago, JMarkSnow2012 said:

I'm not sure they really "try to rush it" so much: a great deal of the time reduction comes from the much smaller number of parading athletes / teams.

Am aware of that; but I am believe that, especially when several hundred of their security forces got hit by the flu novo-virus, I am sure that preyed on the organizers' minds not to expose everyone needlessly to the harsh elements of the OC.  After all, everyone else has to SLOG through another 17 days of the Games.  

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Opening ceremony felt cheaper then in Rio, but it feels it better quality then Rio imo. I really impressed with drones also great fireworks they utilized local area very well for them making very nice view and quantity was quite large.

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6 hours ago, Shadowriver said:

Opening ceremony felt cheaper then in Rio, but it feels it better quality then Rio imo. I really impressed with drones also great fireworks they utilized local area very well for them making very nice view and quantity was quite large.

Actually, to me, Rio was far less imaginative than PC's.  I wouldn't have glorified the favelas (glorify slums?? :rolleyes: ) and the "Carnavale participation for the OC was overkill.  PC's balance of all its artistic elements was very restrained and it had great pace.  

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China has been doing the drone trick lately in Guangzhou, most recently last night during the Chinese New Year celebrations. I think either Tokyo or Beijing 2022 might be able to do the drone show on live, since the weather/winds we're seeing in PC won't be there. 

 

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Rio didn't 'glorify slums'....it celebrated high rise living- a celebration of all the peoples of their great cities, from the super wealthy in their penthouses, to the poorest in the favelas. I actually thought that was rather brilliant and inclusive. 

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9 minutes ago, TorchbearerSydney said:

Rio didn't 'glorify slums'....it celebrated high rise living- a celebration of all the peoples of their great cities, from the super wealthy in their penthouses, to the poorest in the favelas. I actually thought that was rather brilliant and inclusive. 

Really?  That was something to celebrate?  What a banal and pedestrian idea.  Then it showed what a dearth of innovative ideas they had for an OC.  

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My overall about the OC was well executed. The way to focus on Korean culture with no divisions, was a good outline for the Olympics. i also agree the pace was one of the best parts to be remarkable. Now, I wonder how Beijing 2022 handover will be.

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2 hours ago, olympiaki-agones said:

 Now, I wonder how Beijing 2022 handover will be.

I think Zhang Yimou will have a few surprises for us.  There will be a lot of dogs in the Handover.  After all, it is the Year of the Dog!!  :lol:

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14 hours ago, baron-pierreIV said:

I think Zhang Yimou will have a few surprises for us.  There will be a lot of dogs in the Handover.  After all, it is the Year of the Dog!!  :lol:

If the locals don’t eat them first...

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What they should had actually done in the Opening Ceremony.

 

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Regarding how the handover may be, and having read from another forum that China might pick the ancient culture glance to focus on the next Winter Games, I guess that is likely possible. Otherwise, it will be a battle of powerful brand-new Asian hi-tech among these 6 years.

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^^ Wikipedia? Same site which said the South Korean anthem was going to be performed by a K-Pop singer in the Opening? :P 

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7 hours ago, Ikarus360 said:

^^ Wikipedia? Same site which said the South Korean anthem was going to be performed by a K-Pop singer in the Opening? :P 

Yes it is from Wikipedia

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I see someone doesn't get sarcasm here. 
Anyway, found this, but dunno if its related to the closing or just surrounding events

 

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The birdman from the opening ceremony which became both famous/infamous with netizens is still making appearances here and then around the Medals plaza, as people are taking pictures with it. For koreans, at least, the birdman is probably what will be most remembered of the opening :P

 

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OK, you Olympic trivia experts, trivia question:  when was the last time ODE TO JOY (or Beethoven's 9th Symphony) was played @ an Olympic Opening or Closing Ceremony? 

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3 minutes ago, anthonyliberatori said:

Nagano 1998 Opening???

I think you're probably right.  Pity, how what used to be a fixture of Oly Openings (and Closings) is now a thing of the past, replaced by such trifles as "Imagine." 

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46 minutes ago, baron-pierreIV said:

OK, you Olympic trivia experts, trivia question:  when was the last time ODE TO JOY (or Beethoven's 9th Symphony) was played @ an Olympic Opening or Closing Ceremony? 

Salt Lake 2002 closing, actually, just after the fire rings were formed. 

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7 minutes ago, Ikarus360 said:

Salt Lake 2002 closing, actually, just after the fire rings were formed. 

The 5 rings formed by fire though was the Closing moment of the OC.  Can't find it on line, but I'll have to pop it in VCR.  

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