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Rank The Olympic Opening Ceremonies

Tue Aug 17, 2004 4:47 am

HI, many times we hear the president of the COI saying "these have been the best games ever" and things like that, but what about the opening and closures?

After seen the wonderful opening ceremony of Athens 2004, and having in mind all the Olympics since Los Angeles 84, I can think in 2 categories for the opening ceremony:

A. The ceremony itself, plus the closure ceremony
B. The fire lighting, a show by itself

My ranking A - The Ceremony
1. Athens 04 - Moving, beautiful, History, heritage
2. Barcelona 92 - Art, color, design, Gaudi
3. Los Angeles 84 - Technology, surprise.
4. Sydney 00 - Nature, colors, modern
5. Seoul 88 - Exotic, asia
6. Atlanta 96 - superbowl

My Ranking B - Olympic Fire
1. Sydney 00 - I'm still amazed!
2. Barcelona 92 - after being in Barcelona and watch the tiny size of that torch, you admire even more that guy and the arrow
3. Athens 04 - Beautiful
4. Seoul 88 / Los Angeles 84 - The climbing guys and the rings of fire...
6. Atlanta 96 - absolutely disappointing, remember that lazy rocket?  Laugh out loud
7. Moscow 80 - this one I remember

What's your own ranking? Do you remember more ceremonies?

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RE: Rank The Olympic Opening Ceremonies

Tue Aug 17, 2004 5:06 am

6. Atlanta 96 - absolutely disappointing, remember that lazy rocket?

Correct me if I'm mistaken, but I don't quite know which Olympic Opening you watched in '96. I seem to recall Muhammad Ali lighting the cauldron.
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RE: Rank The Olympic Opening Ceremonies

Tue Aug 17, 2004 5:14 am

I'd say Barcelona w/the lighting the torch via a flaming arrow was pretty spectacular.

Atlanta was great. "The Greatest" lighting the Olympic Flame was a goosebump generator.

'84 LA games were exciting. I'm sorry to say, that Athens didn't do much for me. But then I was riding out Hurrican Charley in Orlando, so forgive me if my attention was elsewhere....

I seem to remember the Summer Games better than Winter. The '02 Salt Lake opening was good.
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RE: Rank The Olympic Opening Ceremonies

Tue Aug 17, 2004 5:22 am

He didn't light the cauldron directly, he used a rocket tied to a rope that was supposed to climb to the cauldron, and it took forever for the rocket to take off.



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RE: Rank The Olympic Opening Ceremonies

Tue Aug 17, 2004 5:30 am

Ah yes, thanks for the photo. I wasn't quite sure how it happened and I was worried one of us might have been confusing the flaming arrow with '96. I'll agree though, it did generate goosebumps to see Ali fight back Parkinson's tremors to light that rope. I definitely would rank Atlanta higher than Arcano's giving it credit for.
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RE: Rank The Olympic Opening Ceremonies

Tue Aug 17, 2004 5:50 am

The Atlanta games got on my friggin' nerves because they showed more of Muhammad Ali than they did of the gawddern events  Yeah sure  Insane
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RE: Rank The Olympic Opening Ceremonies

Tue Aug 17, 2004 6:26 am

I have to agree with Arcano. The Atlanta games weren't bad, but they weren't that spectacular to me. I got bored by the show. Not only that but there was nothing special to the cauldron in my opinion.
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RE: Rank The Olympic Opening Ceremonies

Tue Aug 17, 2004 6:46 am

Indeed: you can't compare some hysterical collegees and cheerleaders shouting "welcome" with some Greeks flying and looking as millennium statues...
Atlanta ceremony looked like any football show... the only nice thing were the 4 spirits. The rest? boooooring (speaking of the ceremony only, not the games themselves).
And the lighting was a step back in many Olympics...

But maybe it was a matter of expectations: I thought "good, Americans are the best for this kind of shows" and nothing spectacular. I remember the opening and closure of the Soccer World Cup USA 1994 (opening at Chicago's Soldier Field and closure at Pasadena's Rose Bowl) much, much better.

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RE: Rank The Olympic Opening Ceremonies

Tue Aug 17, 2004 6:56 am

I am too young to remember openings before LA, but anyways Athens is #1. Far distant second is Barcelona, then Sydney, and only because of Kathy Freeman.
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RE: Rank The Olympic Opening Ceremonies

Tue Aug 17, 2004 7:19 am

But maybe it was a matter of expectations: I thought "good, Americans are the best for this kind of shows" and nothing spectacular. I remember the opening and closure of the Soccer World Cup USA 1994 (opening at Chicago's Soldier Field and closure at Pasadena's Rose Bowl) much, much better.

I think if it were held in LA or NY, the show would have been much nicer.
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RE: Rank The Olympic Opening Ceremonies

Tue Aug 17, 2004 7:27 am

in the oppening ceremony itself the best was definatly Athens, Torch lighting, BARCELONA, TRULY amaizing. You know he almost missed? The arrow didnt land on the Cauldron, but it ignited the fumes from the Gas. It ignited it as it passed by.
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RE: Rank The Olympic Opening Ceremonies

Tue Aug 17, 2004 7:34 am

The Atlanta torch was a wasted design; they build the structure for it with stairs and a bridge into Centennial Olympic Stadium for use as part of the torch ceremony and don't even use it. They moved it a few blocks from it's original location, but you can't even go into the structure. To me, the cauldron looks like a french fry carton.

To me, the best Olympic Cauldron was the one used for the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. The way they used glass in the design was very unique and groundbreaking.


The Athens Cauldron reminds me of a cigarette lighter or a pencil torch.
 
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RE: Rank The Olympic Opening Ceremonies

Tue Aug 17, 2004 7:45 am


"The Athens Cauldron reminds me of a cigarette lighter or a pencil torch"

....the way it was lit in the ceremony resembled a gigantic erection.
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RE: Rank The Olympic Opening Ceremonies

Tue Aug 17, 2004 7:55 am

I think the whole opening ceremony thing is pointless anywhere... the olympics are about competing anyway, right?
 
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RE: Rank The Olympic Opening Ceremonies

Tue Aug 17, 2004 9:08 am

Hey y'all.

I've always been a fan of the Olympics, particularly the Winter Olympics, but always of the opening ceremonies.

I thought this year's were decent... The guy on top of the cube didn't really impress me, but the human statuary did. I also was impressed by the cordial reception all of the athletes received -- even the Turkish contingent got a good reception.

However, I did have some weird gut impressions...

Did anyone else see the final torchbearer lighting a GIANT reefer? Or is that just my imagination? Anyway, once it started pivoting back up into position, it didn't look like a reefer anymore, but I thought it certainly did while he was lighting it. Also, I notice that the torch and its suspension look like a person's arm holding the torch. Very nice.

I think if I had been there for all of those fireworks, I might have had a heart attack. It was breathtaking enough on TV. Can you imagine all of the effort they must have put in to time those so perfectly?


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RE: Rank The Olympic Opening Ceremonies

Tue Aug 17, 2004 10:09 am

the whole opening ceremony thing is pointless anywhere... the Olympics are about competing anyway, right?

Sure! but as posted, I'm focusing in the ceremony, not in the games; there are several rankings about the games themselves. It's a valid question!

Srbmod: thanks for the photo. This Atlanta one shows how incredible ugly this became, looking like an old soviet structure full of unfinished metal... and you are right; since Winter Games are not popular at all among the Chileans, I've never seen the SLC one, and it's lovely!

I understand your remarks about the Athens cauldron; but you have to think that the hole stadium was made by Spanish architect Calatrava, famous for the "fish spine" architecture and some very unique designs as the bridges for Seville Expo 92, and some structures in Barcelona or Buenos Aires. All of them with this same very stylish white shape:



....the way it was lit in the ceremony resembled a gigantic erection.

Man, you should get therapy!  Big grin

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RE: Rank The Olympic Opening Ceremonies

Tue Aug 17, 2004 10:42 am

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RE: Rank The Olympic Opening Ceremonies

Tue Aug 17, 2004 10:52 am

I liked it this year, when the French athletes came out carrying the WHITE flag.  Laugh out loud  Laugh out loud  Laugh out loud
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RE: Rank The Olympic Opening Ceremonies

Tue Aug 17, 2004 12:51 pm

I was actually underwhelmed by the Athens opening ceremonies. I was looking very much forward to seeing them as I saw some photos on the internet of the ceremonies in the afternoon. It was visually pleasing in several parts, but there wasn't much thought in putting some historical figures on a float and parading them around the stadium. They could have done so much better with such an amazing history. I remember Atlanta doing a salute to Athens in their ceremony in '96 which was wonderful and well thought out. Although not a huge fan of Bjork, one song really did not do much to convey a party/celebratory atmosphere and the tarp going over the athletes center stage was ho hum in my opinion. I've seen most of the ceremonies starting with LA in 1984 (which was great IIRC). I really enjoyed the Salt Lake city openings with the American Indian theme and the tribute to the railroad linking East and West.
 
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RE: Rank The Olympic Opening Ceremonies

Tue Aug 17, 2004 1:40 pm

I must agree with many people here in that the Athens opener was not as spine tingling as Barcelona or Sydney. I would have touched more on the Ancient Gods for example. Especially after seeing the pool of water (quite original) in the center of the stadium.I was expecting a huge depiction of The God of the Sea (??)Poseidon or the like.
Atlanta for me was by far the most disappointing and anti climatic ceremony that I have ever seen! Even the lighting of the flame was un eventful. Especially after what had taken place in Barcelona 4 years earlier!

So here goes Arcano:
1. Barcelona (loved the fire festival and the huge depiction of "HOLA".
2. Sydney (by faaar the MOST original lighting of the torch)
3. Moscow (who remembers the mascot shedding a tear?)
4. Seoul (excellent insight into Korean traditions)
 
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RE: Rank The Olympic Opening Ceremonies

Tue Aug 17, 2004 2:18 pm

Arcano,

Those are really great looking buildings. Nice compilation.

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RE: Rank The Olympic Opening Ceremonies

Tue Aug 17, 2004 3:36 pm

Well you knew that the Atlanta opening was going to suck, when the Atlanta Organizing commitee got permission to not release doves, because of all the crap the Animal Rights group where giving them.

They just went with kids and those foam rubber doves on a stick
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RE: Rank The Olympic Opening Ceremonies

Tue Aug 17, 2004 5:02 pm

Sydney: The most spectacular and original by a mile. Best music as well.Brilliant flame lighting. As an Australian, it encapsulated perfectly this country with quirky/creative elements, but also massive and impressive in scale.

Barcelona: Stylish and definetly left it's impression and stamp. Equally brilliant flame lighting

Los Angeles: A bit glitzy, but appropriate for the host city/hollywood. Loved John William's olympic theme.

Seoul: Meticulous and exceptionally well carried out and culturally fascinating.

Athens: It was ok, for the amount of preparation they left themselves. SO much more could have been done with the base themes, but the impression I get from news reports was that they ran out of time. The lighting of the torch was sponsored by Viagra.

Atlanta: One long showcase of Trash that set the tone for one of the most tasteless, uninspiring games ever. (sorry-but it's true)

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RE: Rank The Olympic Opening Ceremonies

Tue Aug 17, 2004 5:59 pm

I loved the Athens opening ceremony, it was very dignified, very Greek - the bit with the statues was inspired ! The art-frieze pageant bit went a bit fast, they could have made a bit more of it - the idea was wonderful, and the costumes etc were brilliant, but there wasn't much movement.

The Athens flame was great, I hadn't thought of it at the time but it did look like a giant self-rolled cigarette - again, very Greek  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Sydney was on the whole a better show, it had more of the celebratory aspect, and more of an international aspect as well - the Athens show had nothing about the rest of the world, it was all just about Greece.
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RE: Rank The Olympic Opening Ceremonies

Tue Aug 17, 2004 6:00 pm

After seeing the huge pool in the middle of the stadium in Athens i was expecting it to be quite an experience and while it was there were just some other aspects such as colour, music and culture which appealed to me far more in the Sydney opening ceremony. So much more could have been done in Athens and yet i felt empty afterwoods. Still however very technologically advanced! However i reckon Sydney wins hands down for the flame and performances and some terms of presentation.

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RE: Rank The Olympic Opening Ceremonies

Tue Aug 17, 2004 9:55 pm

Quantasclub, I agree w/you about Atlanta, pretty much. WHY, with the exception of parts of the Salt Lake games, do the US games always come off as something that someone from Disney, or "Up With People" designed?



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RE: Rank The Olympic Opening Ceremonies

Tue Aug 17, 2004 10:32 pm

he used a rocket tied to a rope that was supposed to climb to the cauldron, and it took forever for the rocket to take off.

Yeap that was such an anti-climax. Atlanta really blew that one off.

I personally think that the lighting of olympic flame in Sydney was a bit over the top with the waterfall. Barcelona is still by far the best, taking a K.I.S.S. approach (keep it simple, stupid) where people still talk about it even today. Some might not even remember which year was it, but definitely remember the flaming arrow. Not THAT's an olympic moment.
 
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RE: Rank The Olympic Opening Ceremonies

Tue Aug 17, 2004 10:43 pm

RE: WHY, with the exception of parts of the Salt Lake games, do the US games always come off as something that someone from Disney, or "Up With People" designed?

I thought it was "Hooray for Everything"  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

I thought the ATL opening ceremony was amazing, especially the five continents calling out to the world, that was beautifully done.

The only jarring note was the clean cut youthful hicks and their blonde cheerleader girlfriends driving around in silver pick up trucks - a bit too Yee-haw. Yes, it was Georgia, but really...

All the BMX and skateboard Extreme(ly boring) Sports crap was a bit unnecessary as well - hehe, those sad teen wannabe sports are STILL trying to get into the Olympics ("Its' the fastest growing sport in the world" - yeah, this week).
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RE: Rank The Olympic Opening Ceremonies

Wed Aug 18, 2004 1:37 am

L-188 :Well you knew that the Atlanta opening was going to suck, when the Atlanta Organizing commitee got permission to not release doves, because of all the crap the Animal Rights group where giving them.


Actually L188, you know there is this "Olympic mith": In Seoul 88, many kids released some white doves. Some of those doves, instead of flying out of the stadium, stood in the cauldron. It seems that after the games, they found maaaany burned doves in the bottom of it! Maybe this is why in Atlanta was forbiden.

And right, Barcelona was amazing. These are some photos I found, for those that were too young to remember: The arrow and the cauldron:




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Moscow Fire


Los Angeles Fire


Seoul Fire:


Sydney Fire:



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RE: Rank The Olympic Opening Ceremonies

Wed Aug 18, 2004 1:43 am

The parade of greek history was the best show I´ve ever seen on any opening event of any great sports event. That was truly art. Stunning. I guess with that ceremony the Greeks have surprised a World that was sceptical about wether the "unorganised" Greeks would deliver!
But if the games itself eventually will top Sydney 2000, I don´t think so. The Aussie Olympics were just fantastic!
 
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RE: Rank The Olympic Opening Ceremonies

Wed Aug 18, 2004 3:04 am

I truly think that the torch lighting in Athens was great. And the ceremony was also astonishing.


By the way...does Athens have any mascot/pet? As far as I know I have seen none. Perhaps we should discuss also which mascots have been the best and worse. I think that the Sydney ones were the most boring of all time, and I never understood WHY the country that has the "highest country/animal recognition percentage" choosed a platypus, a hedgehog and some other thing instead of a koala or a kangaroo.
 
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Wed Aug 18, 2004 3:11 am

Athen's mascots



Phevos and Athena, the official ATHENS 2004 mascots, are brother and sister. Their creation was inspired by an ancient Greek doll and their names are linked to Ancient Greece, yet the two siblings are children of modern times.
The names are of two Olympian gods: Phevos, the god of light and music, known as Apollo; and Athena, goddess of wisdom and patron of the city of Athens. Phevos and Athena represent the link between Greek history and the modern Olympic Games.



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RE: Rank The Olympic Opening Ceremonies

Wed Aug 18, 2004 9:50 am

Sydney stayed away from using The Koala and the Kangaroo because they have already been used for previous games Such as the Commonwealth games in Brisbane. So SOCOG decided it was time for a change. Although I agree with you that the ones that they used, was not all that awe inspiring. I would have stuck with the Koala or the kangaroo as they are more internationally recognised animals of Australia.
 
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RE: Rank The Olympic Opening Ceremonies

Wed Aug 18, 2004 11:02 am

TBCITDG,

Well, they could have used a Wallaby or a Dingo!


Moscow (who remembers the mascot shedding a tear?)

I heard about this. Does anyone have an explanation of why the mascot was shedding a tear?
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RE: Rank The Olympic Opening Ceremonies

Fri Aug 20, 2004 12:27 pm

I heard about this. Does anyone have an explanation of why the mascot was shedding a tear?

Because it was the closing ceremony and the games were finishing.

I loved Sydney and Athens. I cannot say either were better. Sydney was great because of the sheer magnitude of the production, but Athens was artistic, and I felt perfectly acnowledged the Greek culture without having a spectacle that overshadowed the atheletes.

As for Bjork - well, my wife discribed her dress as wet blue toilet paper wrapped around her body by a demented chimp.

And the cauldron - it was nice, but it reminded me too much of one of these:


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RE: Rank The Olympic Opening Ceremonies

Fri Aug 20, 2004 2:06 pm

Without creating a biasd point of view, i found the Sydney mascots Syd, Millie snd a Olly to be really cute and interesting. Far better than the Athens mascots!



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RE: Rank The Olympic Opening Ceremonies

Fri Aug 20, 2004 2:16 pm

A little off topic I know, but does anybody know what the Nagano '98 mascots were supposed to be? They looked like little colored boxes with legs.

I remember the opening ceremonies for Nagano '98 to be very Japanese. The closing ceremonies looked like a lot of fun for the athletes, the ice in the center was painted(or was that Salt Lake?) and the athletes pretty much partied to a Japanese drum.

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Fri Aug 20, 2004 2:25 pm

Sydney.. not because I'm biased or anything. Through the Olympics and the 2003 Ruby Union world cup, Australia has proven that it is capable or hosting world class events. All we need now is to host the Soccer world cup.



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RE: Rank The Olympic Opening Ceremonies

Fri Aug 20, 2004 2:42 pm

Being that this is an aviation site I find it amazing that no one's mentioned the closing of Sydney 2000.

It's still sends chills down my spine when I think about the F-111 igniteing it's burners and fuel dump, To symbleize the Olympic Flame returning to the Gods till the next Olympics.


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RE: Rank The Olympic Opening Ceremonies

Fri Aug 20, 2004 4:29 pm

I hadn't heard the story of the caldron roasted doves before.

Too bad, they didn't get found until after the games, Doves are good eating, would have been a wee bit overcooked at that point.

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RE: Rank The Olympic Opening Ceremonies

Fri Aug 20, 2004 6:23 pm

I really enjoyed the ATH ceremony. Having ben there in March, I am even more impressed by the ceremony, and, generally speaking, by all the installations and the organization.
For the opening ceremonies, since some of you mentionned winter games as well, let me remind you of Albertville.
Philippe Decouffle's choregraphy has inspired a lot of ceremonies after that (Olympics, world cups, ...)
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RE: Rank The Olympic Opening Ceremonies

Sat Aug 21, 2004 2:39 am

Teva- I was a wee bit too young to remember Albertville, what were their opening ceremonies like? Does anybody remember Lillihammer's opening ceremonies?

The ski jumper from Calgary '88 blew my mind.

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RE: Rank The Olympic Opening Ceremonies

Sat Aug 21, 2004 3:29 am

A little off topic I know, but does anybody know what the Nagano '98 mascots were supposed to be? They looked like little colored boxes with legs.

According to the Olympics website, the mascots were owls called the Snowlets. Their description is as follows:



The Snowlets: Sukki, Nokki, Lekki and Tsukki are four owls; a bird who has long represented "the wisdom of the woods" in many countries. The word "Snowlets" comprises "snow" and "let’s". The Games take place every four years, which is why there are four owls. The names were chosen from 47,484 suggestions sent in by the public.
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RE: Rank The Olympic Opening Ceremonies

Mon Aug 23, 2004 1:22 pm

To prove I have nothing against Atlanta as games, this was my favorite mascot so far:

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RE: Rank The Olympic Opening Ceremonies

Mon Aug 23, 2004 5:50 pm

was a wee bit too young to remember Albertville, what were their opening ceremonies like? Does anybody remember Lillihammer's opening ceremonies?



I remember Albertville had some type of Cirque Du Soliel (sp?) performance and some singing.


Lillehamer had performances highlighting Nordic culture. The torch was carried in by someone on a ski jump and then lit similar to Barcelona.

IMO: Nagano was when the Winter games started to get bigger and more commercialized.
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RE: Rank The Olympic Opening Ceremonies

Tue Aug 24, 2004 2:16 am

It's still sends chills down my spine when I think about the F-111 igniteing it's burners and fuel dump, To symbleize the Olympic Flame returning to the Gods till the next Olympics

Actually, That was not clear through the TV broadcast. We watched "some aircraft" and then the fire was gone. I think the idea was very poorly executed, nobody understood anything...
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