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This is a thread to post the musics played on the opening & closing ceremonies of the olympic games (and another games like the Pan Am or Commonwealth). For all the fans of the OC and CC.

Upload your music files on this page: www.filefactory.com

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Moscow 1980

A lot of songs played on the ceremonies.

http://anp.lib.ru/songs/l_m_sprt.shtml

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Los Angeles 1984

The song ''The Olympian'' (lighting of the olympic cauldron by Rafer Johnson)

http://www.filefactory.com/file/6f5eb9/

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Indianapolis 1987 (Pan Am Games)

Official Fanfare

http://www.filefactory.com/file/67d8ed/

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Barcelona 1992

ALL of the olympic fanfares of Carles Santos, played on the Opening and closing of the games. Click the music icon on the right side of the names to play them (the Bienvenidos song is a sample and not the complete song, sorry)

http://www.starzik.com/mp3/produits/Musica...icas-39669.html

El Cant dels Ocells, by Pau Casals (at the closing ceremony, during the extinction of the olympic flame)

http://www.filefactory.com/file/6071ff/

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Atlanta 1996

The Power of the Dream, by Celine Dion (opening ceremony)

http://www.filefactory.com/file/45b297/

Call To All Nations, by Mickey Hart, played at the beggining of the Opening Ceremony (and on other parts of the OC, if i remember).Just a sample, sorry, if someone have the complete song please contact me or post it here

http://www.filefactory.com/file/eeed34/

Reach, by Gloria Estefan (closing ceremony & official theme).

http://www.filefactory.com/file/3d9ff3/

Summon the Heroes, by John Williams

http://www.filefactory.com/file/130f30/

Georgia on my mind (not the version played on the OC, but the one singed by Ray Charles)

http://www.filefactory.com/file/0bfd69/

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Sydney 2000

The Man from Snowy River (at the beggining of the Opening Ceremony)

http://www.filefactory.com/file/1294f7/

Olympic Fanfare performed by Swing City, at the entrance of Samaranch & the General Gouvernor of Australia.

http://www.filefactory.com/file/3d50d9/

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Salt Lake 2002

Fragile, by Sting (without the violin guy)

http://www.filefactory.com/file/c62d24/

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Manchester 2002 (Commonwealth Games)

Dont Stop Movin', by S Club 7 (opening ceremony)

http://www.filefactory.com/file/131971/

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Athens 2004

Adagio for Strings, by DJ Tiesto (Parade of the Athletes)

http://www.filefactory.com/file/ee7059/

I didn't post Oceania of Bjork for obvious reasons xD

PD: If the files appears without extension, rename them and write, at the end of the name, ''.mp3''

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From Sydney 2000 OC The Warriors - Percy Grainger During the cauldron journey to the final position on the stadium top, this piece was played just after Tibi Omnes finished. Start at 15:40

Not sure if this will work, but here is the Medal Ceremony Music from Sydney 2000 - *Call to Glory* by Greg Bowman. Loved this piece, and really started the emotion charged medal ceremony compositio

Here's another rare studio quality track, the Flaming Arrow Torch theme from Barcelona 92 opening ceremony. Flaming Arrow

Thanks for all those files and links!

I have another one -- it's the official fanfare of the Munich 1972 Games.

http://www.olympia72.de/olympia-fanfare.mp3

It originates from a great website about those Games, by the way. But sadly, that website is in German only.

Here are some more links from that Munich 1972 website:

The beginning of Kurt Edelhagen's arrangement for the parade of nations:

http://www.olympia72.de/ouvertuere.mp3

The end of the arrangement:

http://www.olympia72.de/finale.mp3

Finally, the "Munich Fanfare March" performed by Günter Noris and the Bundeswehr (Federal Army) Big Band at the closing ceremony:

http://www.olympia72.de/march.mp3

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Barcelona 1992

Mediterrean Sea (El Mar Mediterrani), by Ryuichi Sakamoto (also composer of the OST for the movie ''The Last Emperor''), during the sea battle segment.

This is a collection of the Olympic anthems played at the ceremonies

Sydney 2000

http://210.218.40.142/~gwakdh/music/mu40.mp3

Nagano 1998

http://dbaalss.nationalanthems.us/anthems/...c_Hymn_v_jp.zip

Salt Lake City 2002

http://users.atw.hu/szbszig/olympics%20(english).mp3

Lillehammer 1994

http://www.nationalanthems.us/anthems/Olym...m-Norwegian.zip

Albertville 1992 (a video that shows the version of the anthem played at a medal ceremony)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxxP9zGs6eQ...edal%20ceremony

Moscow 1980

http://users.atw.hu/szbszig/olympics%20(russian).mp3

I'm now downloading the song used for the Sydney 2000 cauldron lighting. When i finally have it i'll post a link to download it =P

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Here you can see and hear the "Countdwon" and "The Drums" of the "Athens 2004" Opening Ceremony... just amazing...

Athens 2004 - The Countdown

...and the Double Helix "DNA" theme

Athens 2004 - Double Helix

Where you can download these files???

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It's the same person that composed the 'Fanfares' when Gianna entered the stadium. He's a greek living in Australia, but I don't remember his name at the moment.

Although Dimitris Papaioannou wanted to release a CD with the music of the ceremonies, there is a legal problem with the copyright that he signed with IOC when he took over the ceremonies. So probably we must IOC if they plan to release a CD with the music.

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What was the music in Athens Ceremony, at the tribute to Olympic cities and when Nikos Kaklamanakis lights the cauldron?

The two pieces were called "Torch Journey Around the World" and "Pyros 1" by John Psathas, the guy from New Zealand (not Australia) who also composed the fanfares for the opening ceremony and the medal ceremony music.

You can look up all infos about the pieces played at Athens' opening ceremony here: http://home.iprimus.com.au/beethoven2001/thegames/

(click at the banner "Athens Special")

And just one request: In case you have some more questions about Olympic musical pieces, could you please open a new topic for those? Because this topic here is about posting links to musical pieces. Thus it's quite annoying for me (and others) to look forward to the (supposedly) new links whenever someone has made a new post in this topic and then it turns out to be just another question, and not a link. Thank you!

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A little gift for all gamebidders: The COMPLETE OST of Sydney 2000 opening ceremony:

http://www.filefactory.com/file/62aedd/

Does someone have the Melbourne 2006 OC Soundtrack or a link to download it?. I remember someone posted the version of The Church ''Under the Milky Way'' played at the opening ceremony and ''Dont dream it's over'' on the closing, but i can't found the tracks anymore.

If someone have the OST please upload it to www.filefactory.com. Thanks

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I already have the cds for the Sydney Opening and Melbourne Opening and Closing, but this is pretty nice, though every time I tried to open Tin Symphony there was an error message, so if anyone has that I hope they'd consider uploading it. Thanks though.

Here's a few tracks:

Sarah Blasko-Don't Dream It's Over

http://www.filefactory.com/file/566413/

The Church-Under the Milky Way

http://www.filefactory.com/file/c4820d/

Grinspoon-Hard Act to Follow

http://www.filefactory.com/file/f140bc/

Claudio Bagliani- Va (Go)

http://www.filefactory.com/file/f140bc/

Inno Italiano-Torino 2006

http://www.filefactory.com/file/df951c/

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What was the music in Athens Ceremony, at the tribute to Olympic cities and when Nikos Kaklamanakis lights the cauldron?

I have to correct my former statement that those two pieces by John Psathas are called "Torch Journey Around The World" and "Pyros 1". It seems as if those two were only the names for the segments, but not for the corresponding music.

In fact, the music for the torch journey segment was an arrangement of Claude Debussy's "King Lear" fanfare (and thus not a composition by John Psathas himself). And the music during the lighting of the cauldron was Psathas' arrangement of Dimitri Shostakovich's "Pirogov". You can look those infos up here: YouTube clip of the 'Torch Journey Around The World' segment in Athens and YouTube clip of the cauldron lighting in Athens.

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I don't know if that was mentioned before but did anybody ever notice how the Torino2006 anthem "Va" sounds pretty similar to the former URSS hymn?

Take a hear and judge!

Torino2006 anthem preceded by the olympic anthem

Former URSS hymn

The resemblance was unveiled by the italian satiric tv program "Le Iene" which realised this interview with Claudio Balgioni, Torino2006 anthem's composer

Youtube-Baglioni a Le Iene

Could that have been a presage of a future russian winter host? :blink:

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I don't know if that was mentioned before but did anybody ever notice how the Torino2006 anthem "Va" sounds pretty similar to the former URSS hymn?

Take a hear and judge!

Torino2006 anthem preceded by the olympic anthem

Former URSS hymn

The resemblance was unveiled by the italian satiric tv program "Le Iene" which realised this interview with Claudio Balgioni, Torino2006 anthem's composer

Youtube-Baglioni a Le Iene

Could that have been a presage of a future russian winter host? :blink:

Didn't realize that because Torino's anthem didn't glue to my mind. But there is a portion of "Va" that is scarily similar to the former USSR (now Russian anthem) :blink:

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