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Hodori, the mascot of the 1988 Olympics in Seoul.

Lady Gaga's evil twin.

First winter closing ceremony to not have an opening balls-up to laugh at since 2006. 

Goodbye PyeongChang! Can now reset my sleep, and focus back on job hunting. However, CBC will be airing recaps all the way into primetime today. Want to still watch the figure skating gala.

They just ended the Canadian broadcast with Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue. Gonna miss those guys.

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The fireworks weren't bad though. I initially was weirded out but they had some kind of 90's-retro feel while still being somewhat spectacular. And to be fair some fireworks moments of Rio 2016 were too overkill (specially the one after the cauldron lightning....dear god, I remember the video feed looked like the stadium literally was engulfed in flames)

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I still hope one day the Paralympics could be held before the Olympics. They feel like an after thought and it feels like the Paralympians don't get the exposure they deserve.

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Welp. That Youku video was taken down quickly. It seems the IOC took notes from Chinese censorship skills to do the same thing in Youtube. Any new link to rewatch the handover would be appreciated.

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3 minutes ago, SkiFreak said:

I still hope one day the Paralympics could be held before the Olympics. They feel like an after thought and it feels like the Paralympians don't get the exposure they deserve.

I'v been saying that for years. More exposure and a great test for the Olympics.

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2 minutes ago, SkiFreak said:

I still hope one day the Paralympics could be held before the Olympics. They feel like an after thought and it feels like the Paralympians don't get the exposure they deserve.

I would support that, especially the Winter Paralympics still feel a lot like an afterthought while the Summer Paralympics have evolved a bit to Games "in their own right" since London 2012.

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3 minutes ago, SkiFreak said:

I still hope one day the Paralympics could be held before the Olympics. They feel like an after thought and it feels like the Paralympians don't get the exposure they deserve.

That's down to the way your local broadcaster presents them. UK Channel 4 treats the Olys as a warm-up, and promotes the Paras BIGTIME in the gap between Games.

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For @SkiFreak and everybody else who is interested: Here are the official guides of Torino 2006 (for its Olympic opening ceremony only) and of London 2012 (for its Olympic and Paralympic opening and closing ceremonies).

There are three Torino files, though: One with the opening ceremony guide, one with additional information about the opening ceremony performers (I believe that was for all the segments that they wanted to keep secret until the ceremony) and one with the marching order and all flagbearers in the parade of nations. Those files have German names, but you'll figure out quickly which file is which.

https://files.fm/u/zqd9x7gz#_

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3 minutes ago, thatsnotmypuppy said:

I'v been saying that for years. More exposure and a great test for the Olympics.

Exactly. Would be cool if the Paralympians marched into the stadium with the Olympians in one ceremony, but that would be a logistics nightmare.

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2 minutes ago, Olympian2004 said:

For @SkiFreak and everybody else who is interested: Here are the official guides of Torino 2006 (for its Olympic opening ceremony only) and of London 2012 (for its Olympic and Paralympic opening and closing ceremonies).

There are three Torino files, though: One with the opening ceremony guide, one with additional information about the opening ceremony performers (I believe that was for all the segments that they wanted to keep secret until the ceremony) and one with the marching order and all flagbearers in the parade of nations. Those files have German names, but you'll figure out quickly which file is which.

https://files.fm/u/zqd9x7gz#_

Awesome! Much thanks for those!B)

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