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View Poll Results: What has been the Olympic opening ceremony's most beautiful story
Barcelona 1992 20 16.67%
Sydney 2000 20 16.67%
Athens 2004 43 35.83%
Beijing 2008 37 30.83%
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Old September 27th, 2005, 05:02 PM   #21
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Barcelona '92 Opening Ceremony, this "new" style has been copied often since then...
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Old September 27th, 2005, 05:13 PM   #22
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so far nobody as mentioned atlanta. I wonder why? LOL
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Old September 27th, 2005, 05:16 PM   #23
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Because it was the most non-inspired ever!
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Old September 27th, 2005, 05:22 PM   #24
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well for me it was Athens 2004. Because it wasnt just a show, it was art, a theatralic and technological masterpiece. But i can also remember that i was very excited after the Opening Ceremonie of Barcelona. Sydney was a good show. I watched it, i liked it and 2 days after forgot it... But it was a good show.
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Old September 27th, 2005, 05:29 PM   #25
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Because it was the most non-inspired ever!
I aggree
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Old September 27th, 2005, 06:09 PM   #26
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Sydney was a good show. I watched it, i liked it and 2 days after forgot it
Thats what everyone said. Kind of like an episode of "Barney". It's fun, but not particularly memorable. And the torch got stuck going up, as we've discussed many times.
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Old September 27th, 2005, 06:11 PM   #27
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Athens 2004 opening/closing ceremony..
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Old September 27th, 2005, 07:17 PM   #28
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oh yay its all starting again

athens had some good elements that were amazing and never done before but they were almost juxtaposed with some elements which certainly seemed lifeless in comparison, in terms of torch lighting it was mediocre, sydney;s did get stuck i do not argue with that but the actualy torch lighting and whole drama and water feature was better on any day...

the sydney opening i think had more x factor but was of a different type of ceremony basically more people based...but enough of that it had more consistency but failed in parts to produce something as dramatic as the lazers milky way and large water feature of the athens opening, however the large water pool was underused ...

barcelona was a classic like watching a great timeless movie, a better torch lighting than athens but overall a great opening, atlanta was okish...

1. sydney
2. barcelona
3. athens

we can expect great things of beijing..
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Old September 27th, 2005, 09:35 PM   #29
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Landos why do you put down anyone who doesnt pick Athens?

If somebody likes Sydney the most that is their opinion and they have every right to have it.

In my opinion the Athens 2004 Opening ceremony was amazing and the best ceremony ever.
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Old September 28th, 2005, 12:53 AM   #30
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oh yay its all starting again
Mo Rush attacking a small greek nation...shit ceremony,shit stadium,shit city....right Mo?
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Old September 28th, 2005, 01:20 AM   #31
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Mine are
Barcelona
Athens
LA
Moscow
Sydney
Also looking forward greatly to Beijing which I expect to be awesome.
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Old September 28th, 2005, 01:24 AM   #32
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I luved Athens and I really liked Barcelona, I remember Barcelona even to this day even if I didn't watch it all back then (or at least that is what I remember) because I was very young at the time. Sydney's was good because it had some good elements to it but to be honest apart from the whole water cauldron thing, I don't remember that much. I also remember something about Seoul but nothing to really talk about.
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Old September 28th, 2005, 01:33 AM   #33
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I can't remember any of these opening ceremonies and I am pretty sure I watched most of them. I personally like the Winter Games opening ceremonies better. I am not a big fan of figure skating and all that jazz but the mixing of the gracefull skating and people freezing their azzes off is pretty intreasting. I remember liking the SLC ceremony.
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Old September 28th, 2005, 01:37 AM   #34
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oh yay its all starting again
Mo Rush attacking a small greek nation...shit ceremony,shit stadium,shit city....right Mo?
Mo isn't starting anything, I believe that his is the comment that started it all:

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LOL. Shrimp on bicycles.
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Old September 28th, 2005, 01:27 PM   #35
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Come on, Sydney s Olympics Ceremony was a bit silly,like a circus. Shrimp on bycicles are funny for a tv children show, no doubt ,but I dont see what they have to do with the olympic spirit .
Pathetic excuse to try and degrade Sydney with the purpose of upgrading Athens. Man, do you know how long that even lasted? It's like going to Paris, and saying you hate it because one slice of cheese tasted bad. Stop dwelling on something that made up 1% of the show, and look at the other 99% that made the games worthwhile.

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Thats what everyone said. Kind of like an episode of "Barney". It's fun, but not particularly memorable. And the torch got stuck going up, as we've discussed many times.
"Thats what everyone said"? I think thats what you want to believe, but if living in your illusionary world makes you feel better, then hey, whatever turns you on!
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Old September 28th, 2005, 01:39 PM   #36
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As for the best opening ceremony, I can't remember much of the Barcelona or Atlanta games, but I have to (unbiasly) say that I loved Sydney's Olympic games (Despite what several Greek forum members may try to say about it). It was just awesome and living in Sydney; the atmosphere was just so great! I also loved Seoul's World Cup opening ceremony! It was amaaaziing! Athen's Olympic Opening ceremony was beautiful also and displayed Greek history and culture perfectly, but I just think it was abit too short.
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Old September 28th, 2005, 01:46 PM   #37
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Ah, Sydney like TOTALLY!!!

And just for your information many of the people that organised the athens opening ceremony were Australians as well.

Oh and the torch may have got stuck on the way up, but it was a far more interesting way to light the cauldron with all the water, than what athens did. And was the Athens stadium even full at the opening ceremony, because it sure as hell wasn't when the actual events were on.

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Old September 28th, 2005, 01:58 PM   #38
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Ah, Sydney like TOTALLY!!!

And just for your information many of the people that organised the athens opening ceremony were Australians as well.

Oh and the torch may have got stuck on the way up, but it was a far more interesting way to light the cauldron with all the water, than what athens did. And was the Athens stadium even full at the opening ceremony, because it sure as hell wasn't when the actual events were on.

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Old September 28th, 2005, 02:01 PM   #39
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IMO Atlanta's Power of the Dream by Celine Dion is the best Olympic song and I really like the stage design of Atlanta.

Overall I like the musical combi of Barcelona the best as they have artists like Sarah Brightman & Jose Careras performing Amigos Para Siempre and Freddy Mercury & Montserrat Caballe's 'Barcelona'

The water thingy at Athens is one of the most unconventional feature of any Olympic and it is certainly an eye-opener!
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Old September 28th, 2005, 02:01 PM   #40
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I don't remember any opening ceremonies. The torch lighting in Barcelona was great though, so I'll choose the 92 games.
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