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Old August 13th, 2008, 11:23 PM   #781
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ah. you meant waiting during, not waiting on.

Solution: have teams enter from each entrance onto the field, limiting the time it takes. exercise balls are great too.

maybe have glow in the dark exercise balls.
Even they get into stadium for more than one entrance, we have 205 nations to be announced... And after the parade, they still have to be on their feet. The parade is not a march anymore and should be FUN to the athlets - the biggest stars of the party.

Let's see if London will call another great DJ to entertain the audience during the parade.
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Old August 14th, 2008, 05:10 AM   #782
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olympics are almost like the modern world's fair
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Old August 14th, 2008, 09:58 AM   #783
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WOW...

Congratulations London. Greetings from Mexico...see you soon
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Old August 14th, 2008, 10:45 PM   #784
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OK, here's a few thoughts...

After Beijing, London 2012 should create a new area on their website where you can post your ideas for the opening ceremony

The athletes parade should be scaled down to perhaps the flag carrier and one chosen athlete or even a person of great significance to the county concerned

At the Manchester Commonwealth Games they had a DJ playing dance music during the parade - it was great fun

Don't focus on bigger is better - do something differant!

Each of the five rings should start off "live" from a separate part of London, converging on the stadium at the end of the ceremony - cutaway to live updates during the show

The person chosen to light the cauldron should be by public vote - the entire proceeds of calls, texts, etc, to recognised charity. From a pre-determined list of course - so we don't end up with the winner of Big Brother or something

Allow people to dedicate a tiny portion of the exterior fabric covering of the stadium to a loved one - either living or deceased

The day of the opening ceremong should be a public holiday - move the end of AUG bank holiday forward
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Old August 14th, 2008, 10:58 PM   #785
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Foundation,

The athletes parade is probably more for the participants than the viewers at home, its their chance to 'arrive' at the games, to realise that they're about to partake in the biggest event of their lives, many for the first time... so despite it being a time-consuming tradition... I think it should be kept for the athletes that are able to attend..
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Old August 14th, 2008, 11:13 PM   #786
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The athletes parade is probably more for the participants than the viewers at home, its their chance to 'arrive' at the games, to realise that they're about to partake in the biggest event of their lives, many for the first time... so despite it being a time-consuming tradition... I think it should be kept for the athletes that are able to attend..
agree, 99% of those athletes will never have a hope getting a Olympic medal, let them walk as long as they want, they work hard for it!!...If I am an athlete work my whole life for the Olympic, I sure will like to stay inside the stadium FOREVER!!
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Old August 14th, 2008, 11:18 PM   #787
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Our opening ceremony will suck. Big time, unless we get it right and make it truely rememberal.

We have Victorian London, Royals, Trains, Coffee sippers, Wars, Music variety, freedom and tax. Lets see what we can make here..

Seriously, this opening ceremony won't suck because it won't rival the beijing games opening ceremony.

But the dancers will be under-paid teens from near london suburbs who don't want to be there [or look like it] and it will rain!

I think we need to show the history of a violent britain. One Brits aren't familiar with compared to modern Britian but one that is distinctivly British. One where chinese spectators go wild at Queen look a likes and Americans take thousands of pictures of the Queens guards with new 2012 special funky lighting up hats.
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Old August 15th, 2008, 03:24 PM   #788
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Handover to London from Beijing.

After Chinese wizardry at the opening Ceremony, London, which hosts the 2012 Olympics, will rely on its famous footballer David Beckham to enthrall the spectators at the closing's handover ceremony on August 24.

At the closing Ceremony, London will be handed over the baton, in a manner of speaking, for 2012.

The ceremony will also see former Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page performing a duet with pop star Leona Lewis.

Signifying the handover to London, the 33-year-old soccer superstar Beckham is expected to arrive on top of a red double-decker bus -- a trademark London transport - and will then kick a football into the crowd to celebrate.

Hundreds of dancers from Britain will then perform a series of ballet and break-dancing routines as the countdown for 2012 Olympics gets underway.

Beckham will be joined by the urban group ZooNation and performers from the Royal Ballet and CandoCo, a troupe of disabled dancers, at the Closing ceremony, which is also expected to be a breath-taking one. It will include segments from London, which hosts the next Games.

London will put across a very relaxed but modern image!

The visitors and the locals, alike, are still talking about the sensational opening Ceremony held on Aug 8. The three-and-half-hour performance, which culminated with China's iconic gymnast Li Ning being carried up 75 feet in the air and then a simulation saw him fly round an imaginary track created by images of the torch relay worldwide.
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Old August 15th, 2008, 08:57 PM   #789
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Old August 16th, 2008, 12:36 AM   #790
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Our opening ceremony will suck. Big time, unless we get it right and make it truely rememberal.

We have Victorian London, Royals, Trains, Coffee sippers, Wars, Music variety, freedom and tax. Lets see what we can make here..

Seriously, this opening ceremony won't suck because it won't rival the beijing games opening ceremony.

But the dancers will be under-paid teens from near london suburbs who don't want to be there [or look like it] and it will rain!

I think we need to show the history of a violent britain. One Brits aren't familiar with compared to modern Britian but one that is distinctivly British. One where chinese spectators go wild at Queen look a likes and Americans take thousands of pictures of the Queens guards with new 2012 special funky lighting up hats.

You need to get real.Showcase a violent britian are you with it dude.The olympics are about unity,about everyone joining together for two weeks putting away any differences and enjoying the festival of sports.
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Old August 16th, 2008, 12:56 AM   #791
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I think we need to show the history of a violent britain. One Brits aren't familiar with compared to modern Britian but one that is distinctivly British. One where chinese spectators go wild at Queen look a likes and Americans take thousands of pictures of the Queens guards with new 2012 special funky lighting up hats..

Yeh, cos that wouldn't suck...

Our opening ceremony needs the involvement of the Red Arrows, probably to alight the olympic flame.. in the twilight night, before its too dark, the sihlouette of the red arrows coming over the stadium (probably from some well known landmarks like Buckingham palace (they wouldn't need to 'reeeally do it, just get those Chinese computer whizkids to make some computerised jets ) with the lead pilot setting off the couldron.. I think thats the only way you could light it in a British way with the utter woah factor.

Other than that it needs to be a ceremony that infuses the many aspects of life and show that these games are indeed for the UK and not just London.
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Old August 16th, 2008, 09:25 AM   #792
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I feel that London will show something unique.
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Old August 16th, 2008, 10:18 AM   #793
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Ok, so do we have final renders/locations for all the venues?

Olympic Stadium, Aquatic Center, Gymnastics Center, etc etc etc.....

Lets see The Final Images of what we can expect to see in 4 years. ok? ok!
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Old August 16th, 2008, 12:32 PM   #794
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latest renders 2012 London stadium

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Old August 16th, 2008, 07:24 PM   #795
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yay...one down, what about the other 15 to 20 locations for events?
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Old August 16th, 2008, 09:06 PM   #796
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People outside of the UK don't realise.

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Old August 16th, 2008, 09:14 PM   #797
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Or something quite refreshing.
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Old August 16th, 2008, 09:19 PM   #798
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yay...one down, what about the other 15 to 20 locations for events?
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Old August 16th, 2008, 09:37 PM   #799
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Afraid not.

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Old August 16th, 2008, 09:40 PM   #800
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David Beckham is an international icon and the Chinese go absolutely mental for him. That stadium will erupt when he comes onstage. Both him and Leona are from the Olympic Park locale and represent what the London Games is trying to achieve; bettering the lives of young people in London and beyond.

Who do you think should make an appearance?
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