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Ceremonies on UTube, Part 3

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Starting new thread.  PanAm, please do NOT overload the folder.  Do NOT feel that you have to load/share every Ceremony in every language.  It just gums up the works.  

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Sochi 2017 CISM World Winter Games

Opening

Closing

 

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Surprised they didn't threw an over the top show for it. Maybe they rather use the money to kill more people in Syria. 

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After my London trip I had another quick look on YouTube for videos of the 2012 OC fireworks, and sure enough, another fifteen turned up that had been there since 2012 but were not listed in previous searches...

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

Here's one from the Paramount Bar in Centre Point, over 8km away:

- and another from a family who let their small child stay up after midnight:

 

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We got Brazil's Globo TV's live presentation of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics Opening Ceremony co-hosted by Galvão Bueno (Globo's Rio 2016 OC co-host 32 years later, of course) and Osmar Santos--and, like host ABC's live presentation with Jim McKay and Peter Jennings, this one's not commercial-free and the breaks come at different points (some commercials are interesting here). But we get to see the USA's national colors, the full audience flag card display/Fanfare For the Common Man in full, USA torch relay stops footage (I think a first time ever for the Summer Olympics, looking at this--includes then-ABC sprinting sportscaster O.J. Simpson running through Santa Monica with the torch), the full Peter Ueberroth and Samaranch speeches, and see the flag parade and athletes filing out of the LA Memorial Coliseum. Also like ABC, it does engage in mini-windows of athletes but not exactly what ABC did, mostly on the hosts. Doesn't single out profile athletes marching at that moment, population, location, number of athletes, or describe the nation's size in comparison to US states. IDs flagbearers but uses pictogram of the sport they play not in word description. Globo shows the Brazilian athletes milling about on the field...and some post-OC studio commentary

Nations omitted on ABC but shown here on Globo: Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia, Colombia, Congo-Brazzaville, Costa Rica (overhead footage really so not really an exclusion on ABC) Haiti, Honduras, Malaysia, Mali, Malta, Rwanda, San Marino, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkey (literally blacked out on the latter two), US Virgin Islands, Western Samoa, North Yemen (Yemen Arab Republic), Zaire (now Democratic Republic of the Congo); Cameroon, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, 1988 Summer Olympic hosts South Korea, Kuwait, Lebanon, Madagascar, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, and Zimbabwe (last one not shown to make way for a Carl Lewis mini-window profile) get omitted here unlike ABC. Kenya with its very strong Olympic running is shockingly and inexplicably missing on both (so is Jordan).  

 

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Those mini-profiles would have probably driven me bonkers had this been how I had to watch it in 1984.

One thing that has changed over time that I find regrettable is how a lot of flag bearers now whip it around with no sense of decorum. Some people might say it is just an expression of pride in their flag, but to me it shows disrespect. I miss these older style ceremonies.

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Is this the best opening ceremony of 2017?

4th ISG Baku 2017

Opening

 

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2 hours ago, baron-pierreIV said:

/\/\  What production company staged this Opening?   How come the women are not covered in hajibs?? :blink:  Apostates!!! 

http://betty-productions.com

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On 5/6/2017 at 1:55 PM, BTHarner said:

Those mini-profiles would have probably driven me bonkers had this been how I had to watch it in 1984.

One thing that has changed over time that I find regrettable is how a lot of flag bearers now whip it around with no sense of decorum. Some people might say it is just an expression of pride in their flag, but to me it shows disrespect. I miss these older style ceremonies.

Respectfully disagree here. And I guess this is more of a generational and newer era thing. I do think it's an expression of pride in their flag and the enthusiasm of the moment. After all, many of these flagbearers marching will never get up on the medal podium, as Bob Costas and Matt Lauer remind us every Olympics on NBC. Thus this is their moment in the sun. No need for me to tell you this. I don't see any sign of obvious disrespect. I'm very used to the activity--they do show respect when needed when passing say the VIP box. I'm not for rigidity and formality here like we see with the Moscow 1980 Parade of Nations where it was definitely had more of a stuffy military-like feel with the Communist allies and non-aligned nations marching; it should be a celebration for your years of hard work to get there. Surely, you get this.

Last summer's Quebec Games Opening Ceremony on July 17 in Montreal's Olympic Stadium, where Quebec youth under 18 compete representing 19 sub-regions throughout the predominately French-speaking province. In this case, it celebrated the 40th anniversary of Montreal Summer Olympics. At least they won't march all around the Olympic Stadium field. This is Parts 1 & 2:

 

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On 5/13/2017 at 7:47 AM, zigzag said:

Is this the best opening ceremony of 2017?

4th ISG Baku 2017

Opening

 

It's lavish -- but it looks so tired and you've-seen-it-all-before.  It has NO energy at all.  Everyone just goes in, runs their 30 yards or so; and then the next set of performers are brought out.  Looks like it was all done better at Doha 2006 and at European Games 2 years earlier.  The space is just too large for the show.  And so many empty seats.  At least the European 2015 Games had Lady Gaga.  THis is a misfire in terms of spectacle.  

And what happened to the Azer First Lady?  Her botox/plastic surgery seems tighter than ever!!

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4 hours ago, Hightowerio86 said:

The Olympic Channel is showing the full video of the opening ceremony of Torino 2006

https://www.olympicchannel.com/en/playback/torino-2006-opening-ceremony/

Is this the first one the Olympic Channel put up? Hopefully we'll see eventually the full high-video quality of Moscow 1980. 

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3 minutes ago, Durban Sandshark said:

Is this the first one the Olympic Channel put up? Hopefully we'll see eventually the full high-video quality of Moscow 1980. 

yeah they said they'll put more up (when possible) on the Olympic Channel. They are showing musical moments from past ceremonies like Pavarotti's final performance in Torino 2006.

 

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Awesome!!! This is what I was hoping to see on the Olympic Channel. 

Hightowerio86, welcome to GamesBids. Love the Seahawk avatar.

Durban, I agree with your point regarding the flagbearers, it is a generational thing. I'm all for youthful exuberance, but whipping a flag around like that just doesn't seem proper. That's just my opinion, and I'll admit I can be a bit of a dinosaur at times.

 

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More of the Quebec Summer Games as the marching ends and goes back to the entertainment and artistic presentation and protocol at Olympic Stadium. Not to mention the arrival of Hourra! the beaver. Likeable, but he's certainly no Youppi! Maybe if the Montreal Expos come back he'd perhaps join Youppi! Plus, huge sports fan Montreal's mayor Denis Coderre, Quebec's Sports, Education, Leisure, and Family Minster Sebastien Proulx (yes, in the Westminster system unlike in the US cabinet ministers can hold more than one portfolio), SportsQuebec president Michel Allen, and Canada's first gold medalist on home soil as hosts Alex Bilodeau, who was involved in 3 Quebec Games, give speeches:

 

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Here is a newly posted video on youtube: Home movie footage of the Innsbruck 1964 Winter Olympics with nice footage of the opening ceremony, including extensive coverage of the parade of nations, raising of the Olympic Flag, and lighting of the Olympic Flame - much more footage than is shown in the official film.

 

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Forgot about the Jeux de Quebec Montreal 2016 intro/outro that comes at the very end. Think this was only shown on one of the three webcast form despite RDS being the official media and broadcast partner. If I can find out who the Montreal Olympic Stadium MCs are, I'll pass that along to you:   

I'm not sure that this has been posted here among the last ceremonies threads. But I would like to add a humorous spin and critique on the Rio 2016 Opening Ceremony through John Oliver based on NBC's mediocre telecast of that, one that I'm glad I have yet to see. I get that it used NBC's news personalities to get Americans recognize these nations and tell them about these places and the latest situations dealing with them right now, especially it's a nation that's on Americans' lips at the moment or of major interest. All based on brief news feeds for not just the journalists but also Americans in general. Thus having its important place there. But there was definitely no balance with the sports side sorely missing when commentating this--no talk about the sports interests and athletes (or even some fun facts) these nations have, something I was worried about when Matt Lauer, Meredith Viera, and Hoda Kotb were all announced for NBC with none of them with an apparent strong global sports knowledge or build something workable. Ridiculously shoehorning tragic sagas to a country in quick sum:

 

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6 hours ago, baron-pierreIV said:

What is this fascination about the Quebec Games?  (I mean, it's just a regional games w/in one country???)  

"Just a regional games"? Québec is not "just a region", it's the Francophone equivalent of the United States!

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1 hour ago, JMarkSnow2012 said:

"Just a regional games"? Québec is not "just a region", it's the Francophone equivalent of the United States!

It's a state.

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9 hours ago, LatinXTC said:

Or province, can't remember which of the 2 y'all call it

No sir. Québec is a proud and glorious nation.

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About time they posted the Torino opening in HD. Though i'm not very fond of that ceremony (easily the worst one of the 00's) it still had its moments plus i enjoyed the disco/retro music of the Parade of Nations. 

Also, Baron, the answer is late but Azerbaiyan and Turkey (the later for now since we know Erdogan is a closeted muslim extremist) don't force women to use the Hijab, its a matter of free choice for them on these countries. 

The Baku ceremony was not bad, though I think the LED screen did most of the job tbh. Though i'm glad to see they're still putting that white elep-I mean, stadium into good use.

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