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February 13, 2010

Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony Vancouver Canada 2010

Filed under: sports — alaboutnothing @ 5:36 am
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All we can say is WOW!

 If you are not a proud Canadian then we don’t know what to tell you.  This was one of those television events that are a rare.

  The day started with the tragic loss of a Georgian athlete named Nodar Kumaritashvili, a 21-year-old luger and he was remembered though out the ceremony.  The flags are being flown at half mast in his honor and he was honored by a minute of silence during the ceremony.

 The Beijing Olympic Ceremony had it’s moments of greatness, but Canada has taken it to a higher level.  Canada’s ceremony was one great moment from beginning to end. We must have said “wow” a hundred times tonight.  Nothing comes to mind to compare this event too or even comes close. 

 The special effects along with the scenery just plain blew us away.  The participants included not only the people on the main floor, but the 60,000 folks watching were also part of the festivities.  And that floor, wow, how they used the special light effects to enhance each segment of the ceremony.  My absolutely favorite one was when the whales swam into the stadium and out again crossing the full length.  Wow, that was one great effect.

  Each segment highlighted areas of Canada from the east to the west, concluding with Vancouver.  I can’t even begin to describe the ceremonies without out saying, “You had to be there or have watched it to get the full impact.”

 In closing we have one last thing to say and that is “Wow!  Thank you Canada, bravo!”

  We at AAN invite comments on this article. What was your favorite part of the ceremony?


1 Comment »

  1. I was so proud to be canadian when I saw the opening as well :))))

    Comment by SkiVancouver — March 10, 2011 @ 8:54 pm | Reply

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