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    The opening ceremony

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    Which great athletes and entertainers will be on the opening ceremony? Who will be flag bearers? Will the show be outstanding? Will there be figure skaters performing …jeffrey

    And how will the death of Nodar Kumaritashvili influence the ceremony?

    Finally, will I be awake to see the light-the-fire person? Gretzky?

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    I don't see why this thread should be in here. Many figure skaters will be involved in the opening ceremony, it's not their fault other critters are there, too.

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    I'm sure they'll do something during the Ceremonies to honour that young Georgian Luger who passed away this afternoon. Perhaps a Moment of Silence? I do hope the Georgian Team doesn't pull out and stays. There's more than one way to honour that young man's memory and competiting for him and his family, I can't think of a better way for them to do that.

    I know everyone's trying to figure out who will be lighting the Cauldron, Nancy Greene Raine is my vote, but it hit me last night. We're all wondering who will get that honour, but no one's been talking about who will the Olympic Flag Bearers who bring in the Olympic Flag tonight be. Another great honour duiring the Opening Ceremonies and I wonder who those eight or more people will be?

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    I wouldn't blame the Georgian delegation for pulling out as a protest against the host country's extreme breach of trust (calling it unsporting or inhospitable isn't nearly strong enough).

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    Luge death, bad weather dim opening ceremony mood - [URL]http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100212/ap_on_sp_ol/oly_opening_ceremony[/URL]
    While protesters and rain clouds gathered outside, ticketholders began to fill Vancouver's BC Place Stadium for the evening extravaganza, the first Olympic opening or closing ceremony ever held indoors. Rain was forecast through the weekend in the city, with high temperatures near 50 degrees, prompting some to dub these the Spring Olympics.
    I didn't know they were doing it indoors! cool!

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    That was a long O Canada.

    And now for a native american take on Twilight 2...

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    Well, that was unimpressive. Pre-taped footage of snowboarder going down hill, smattering of CGI, he pretends to arrive just in time for the opening ceremonies at a completely different hour of day. That games start not with a bang, but a yawn. The big wigs sit, some nobody sings O Canada to a synth-heavy adult contemporary arrangement. Then suddenly, furries!

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    You gotta be kidding ... OMG.

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    I feel bad for the smaller countries that get less cheering. If I was in attendance, I'd make a point of cheering louder for them.

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    GO ISRAEL!!!! I saw Roman and Alexandria, I waved my flag and cheered so loudly!!!!

    My heart broke when I saw the delegation from Georgia, they looked like they were about to cry, I saw Elena G., and the entire stadium gave them a standing o.

    I saw so many figure skaters!!!!

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    Hooray NBC for tape-delaying the opening ceremony
    Living in West Coast but still not being able to see it live. Hmmph.

    Anyway, I can't wait to see Julia S. and Stephane L. as the flag bearers!!

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    they did the same thing 8 years ago when it was in SLC - because they want it on primetime (how many would have been home to see it at 4:30 today?)

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    Okay what is with the lumberjack,riverdance, tribute in bad torn plaid?

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    This isn't even a low rent version of the Beijing Olympics, it's a low rent version of a Disney Broadway show. Insipid and uninspired, every staging and symbol used is expected and done perfunctorily. Bookended by the ultimate MOR artists, Sarah McLachlan and Bryan Adams. The bit of modern dancing during McLachlan's ballad was particularly egregious. You'd see better dancing and choreography at a regional theater.

    Ya know, why even try to top the kind of light show and massive song and dance spectacle the Beijing Olympics put up? Do something else. Inject something new, like humor. They should've had Kids in the Hall do these opening ceremonies. Save a bit of cash and provide a lot more entertainment.

    Oh god, it gets worse. Low rent Riverdance. This is all the worst parts of modern Broadway, distilled for extra offense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cloudkicker09 View Post
    Okay what is with the lumberjack,riverdance, tribute in bad torn plaid?
    the games are all about national stereotypes!

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