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Olympics opening ceremony

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posted Aug 8, 2008

In the land of fireworks, i hope it's not going to be a damp sqib.

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posted Aug 8, 2008

I will not be watching it-what has it got to do with sport?
Most of the competitors dont go-just shows how important they think it is.

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posted Aug 8, 2008

Hold on, is it at 8.08 or 8.00 that it starts - above says one thing, Sue Barker says another.

Oh, and where the devil is Barry Davies and why is Huw Edwards commentating?

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posted Aug 8, 2008

Considering that athletes spend a good 3 hours inside the stadium, may be they should consider introducing medals for marching :)

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posted Aug 8, 2008

Anyone know roughly what time the flame will be lit?

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posted Aug 8, 2008

The Chinese don't do things by half, so I bet this will be an opening ceremony like no other. It will need to be good to beat Los Angeles 1984 though with the rocket man!
On another matter, who do you all think has been the best Olympian ever - post your votes at
http://www.competitiveurge.com/greatest_ever_olympian_

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posted Aug 8, 2008

Can someone go down to the basement and turn the bandwidth of the stream up? Its sticking/buffering terribly here and hard to see anything through the web player at all.

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posted Aug 8, 2008

Will Hugh and the rest of the presenters keep quiet so we can enjoy this. And what about that line about Carol and Countdown.

Amazing ceremony. Shame about the presenters ruining it by talking through half of it.

How is London going to top that?

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posted Aug 8, 2008

Is this ceromony actually on untill 4 45?
ridiculous if it is

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posted Aug 8, 2008

Its not the same with out Barry Davies. Michael Owen........

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comment by Chacor (U9441188)

posted Aug 8, 2008

Can't wait for the best part of any Olympic opening ceremony - the nations marching in. Any idea what time that happens Caroline?

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comment by Martin (U7381623)

posted Aug 8, 2008


Breathtaking, easily the best OC ever!

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comment by K (U3585317)

posted Aug 8, 2008

Will London 2012 look anything like this? Will culture will displayed?

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comment by Chacor (U9441188)

posted Aug 8, 2008

You mean London has culture? ;)

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posted Aug 8, 2008

Wow the BBC presenters doing the voice-over for the feed are really, really wooden. They sound so laboured.

Come on, put a bit of excitement into your voices at least! You sound like you're reading off the worlds most apathetic autocue.

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posted Aug 8, 2008

london 2013 has had it already!

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posted Aug 8, 2008

We are watching from Australia, it's actually being shown here in Full Hi-Def, but alas no plasma to watch it on. But even on the old-skool TV it's absolutely amazing!

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comment by Chacor (U9441188)

posted Aug 8, 2008

By the way, Caroline, the new auto-updating technology on the live text is brilliant.

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posted Aug 8, 2008

Has the opening ceremony began yet?
I can't work out what's happening through all the smog

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posted Aug 8, 2008

I think 2012 may be very embarassing for London when you compare it to this spectacular show!

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