London Olympics Opening Ceremony, Worst ever ?

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  1. john70

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    With lot of hopes got up at 130 am India time to watch this ceremony live, but regretfully this according to me is the worst ever Olympic opening ceremony. Beijing was the best and awesome ever, Commonwealth Delhi too was spectacular but oh..... London the most boring till now. Sleepy "yawn" and off to a good night sleep.
     
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    Agreed, it was quite disappointing .
     
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    Mary Poppins?:rolleyes:
     
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    How about that sulfur dioxide being pumped into the stadium? They want it to stink like the rest of the city.
     
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    Given the depressing mood the Brits are in at the moment, thanks to the Quantitative Easing, Taxes, Failing Banks, Joblessness, Euro-Zone, and a host of other endemic problems, this mediocre Olympic opening must have been a morale booster by contrast.
     
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    Thank God I was fast asleep!
     
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    It'd still smell better than the open cess pool that is Paris :cool:
     
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    Yep, carry on regardless. Still, this is the best bit imo: James Bond (Daniel Craig) Escorting The Queen To The London Olympics 2012 - [High Quality] - YouTube

    Olympics, Diamond Jubilee, Scalieback on DFI. What a year 2012 is!
     
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    London Olympic organisers did not live up to the expectations. I had high hopes that critics of Indian effort during thr Asian Games would have something unique. But not really. To them Indian Olympic village was incomplete. To me they did not have enough security guards for fool proof security. I watched everything on a Canadian Channel, occasionally flipping between American channel. Occasional comments by the commentators were also a drag.

    Let us hope games proceed without a problem.

    Long live the Olympic spirit.
     
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    some comments on net :

     
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    Paris level is 60

    Airparif - Etat de l'air - Résultats - Indice Français Citeair

    :rofl:
     
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    Oh dear, the Frenchman is upset. Now listen very carefully, I shall say this only once.I shall say this only once - YouTube You mentioned smell, I retorted. Is air quality the same as smell?

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    A reliable source is it? :rolleyes:

    i heard the French were going to remove the red and blue from the tricolour, just so that you don't get confused by waving two flags :cool:
     
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    same story... :rolleyes:

    London pollution may hinder athletes - scientists - Latest sport news
    London pollution may hinder athletes: scientists | Reuters

    I heard Scotland wanted to leave because English streets run with piss. :cool:
     
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    Agreed London ceremony was not up to the expectation. I agreed Beijing and Delhi was much better
     
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    The sequence with Mr.Bean and James Bond was the highlight of the Isles of Wonder and they showcased their legacy and culture which cant be ridiculed by verses like "worst ever", they spend £30 million on the Opening Ceremony .. :cool2:
     
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  18. Ray

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    Well, given the economic climate of Britain, it was the best that they could do.

    Kalmadi not being allowed to attend the Opening Ceremony did not miss much or so it appears.

    Hopefully, the athletes and sportsperson will make up for the low keyed Opening.
     
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    I'm not sure what you were all expecting but from what i saw the opening ceremony was fantastic, but each to there own. One must remember the opening ceremony focuses on the host nation rather then the olympic's and it's ideal's .

    I hope India does very well. With so many people of Indian origin living hear they will be well supported .

    But for now ,let the games begin.
     
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    me too..............................
     
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    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    Here is why one expected much of the British hosted Olympics Opening Ceremony.

    BBC News - Build-up to London 2012 Olympic Ceremony

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2005/jul/06/olympics2012.olympicgames1

    After all, we did see the Beijing Opening Ceremony and so the comparison is natural.

    And the Olympics is all about Competition to be one better!
     
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