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  • Opening ceremony?

    Will any of the riders get to march in the opening ceremony? I assume none of the eventer will since they start so soon.

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    per Debbie's blog there will be a separate opening ceremony in Hong Kong. I wish that were televised.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by curlykarot View Post
      Will any of the riders get to march in the opening ceremony? I assume none of the eventer will since they start so soon.

      I think only the jumpers will participate in Beijing.

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      • #4
        According to Beezie's blog, she won't go to opening ceremonies in Beijing

        I did just hear from someone in Singapore that the opening ceremonies were spectacular and to sure to watch the end of the ceremonies.
        Last edited by Green Acres; Aug. 8, 2008, 07:39 PM. Reason: Cause it has been one of those days....

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        • #5
          Watched it earlier online, from a few different sources. I managed to find someone that was streaming the BBC's coverage. There was also a Moldovian channel, and a scandanavian channel (Norway I think) that I stumbled across. The quality wasn't great, so I couldn't make out any faces - but I have a hard time recognizing horse people without helmets The BBC did mention Japan's Dressage rider which was cool.

          Yao-Ming carried the flag for China and he's accompanied by a special guest. The torch-lighting is easily as cool as the archer was. Won't spoil it for those that haven't seen it, but I will tell you that it caught me off guard when it got started
          Whee!

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          • #6
            Did NBC not show the opening ceremonies live? Odd, as it was on at prime morning viewing time.
            I guess this will be another tape-delayed, cut-up, repackaged and spoon-fed Olympics from NBC.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Green Acres View Post
              According to Beezie's blog, she won't go to opening ceremonies in Shanghai.

              I did just hear from someone in Singapore that the opening ceremonies were spectacular and to sure to watch the end of the ceremonies.
              Shanghai ?

              Yes the 4 hours and 15 minutes opening ceremonie was a blast and really beats all the other openings i have ever seen. Absolutely magnificent. It was funny to see that the American team dressed up like Frenchmen, the only thing they missed were the French baguette's.

              Theo

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              • #8
                Originally posted by freestyle2music View Post
                Shanghai ?
                uh duh!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by freestyle2music View Post
                  Shanghai ?

                  It was funny to see that the American team dressed up like Frenchmen, the only thing they missed were the French baguette's.

                  Theo
                  Courtesy of Ralph Lauren... They should lose the barets...That was by far the best opening ceremonies I've ever seen.. Loved the whales..

                  Anyone see Bush yacking it up with Putin hope they are talking about what Russia is doing to Georgia right now....
                  Last edited by ridgeback; Aug. 8, 2008, 09:17 PM.
                  Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive. Dalai Lama

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by ridgeback View Post
                    Courtesy of Ralph Lauren... They should lose the barets...
                    I really love the Ralph Lauren outfits. Got an e-mail from RL this morning showing them off. I think they're very classy and understated.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by curlykarot View Post
                      Will any of the riders get to march in the opening ceremony? I assume none of the eventer will since they start so soon.
                      I haven't seen it but I'm pretty sure Ian Millar was to carry our flag. Can anyone confirm that?
                      "look deep into his pedigree. Look for the name of a one-of-a-kind horse who lends to his kin a fierce tenacity, a will of iron, a look of eagles. Look & know that Slew is still very much with us."

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by sisu27 View Post
                        I haven't seen it but I'm pretty sure Ian Millar was to carry our flag. Can anyone confirm that?
                        I saw Canada come in but I didn't notice if he was carry the flag..sorry
                        Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive. Dalai Lama

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                        • #13
                          Adam van Koeverden carried Canada's flag. Gold medalist in Kayak in Athens. Ian Millar may have been to multiple Games but has never medalled.
                          Proud member of People Who Hate to Kill Wildlife clique

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                          • #14
                            CBC broadcasted the whole Beijing opening ceremony. George and Laura Bush and Princess Ann were there. So were Henry Kissinger and wife.

                            Love the fireworks.
                            Best Regards
                            Ken Wong
                            Toronto, Ontario, Canada
                            www.StarStallions.com

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by sisu27 View Post
                              I haven't seen it but I'm pretty sure Ian Millar was to carry our flag. Can anyone confirm that?
                              Ian Miller carried the flag in the Hong Kong opening ceremony. Gina Miles carried the U.S. flag.

                              http://www.nbcolympics.com/equestria...mony+hong+kong

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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by dogchushu View Post
                                Ian Miller carried the flag in the Hong Kong opening ceremony. Gina Miles carried the U.S. flag.

                                http://www.nbcolympics.com/equestria...mony+hong+kong

                                You must be talking about the Hong Kong opening ceremonies...
                                Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive. Dalai Lama

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                                • #17
                                  adam van who?

                                  Originally posted by Foxtrot's View Post
                                  Adam van Koeverden carried Canada's flag. Gold medalist in Kayak in Athens. Ian Millar may have been to multiple Games but has never medalled.
                                  That's too bad.
                                  Medal or no medal he will always be Captain Canada to me. He's won everything else, maybe this will be the year. He's my hero.
                                  "look deep into his pedigree. Look for the name of a one-of-a-kind horse who lends to his kin a fierce tenacity, a will of iron, a look of eagles. Look & know that Slew is still very much with us."

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                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by ridgeback View Post
                                    You must be talking about the Hong Kong opening ceremonies...
                                    Which is why I said Hong Kong.

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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by dogchushu View Post
                                      Which is why I said Hong Kong.
                                      OOPS sorry I was typing as the U.S. was coming into the stadium and wasn't paying attention...sorry
                                      Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive. Dalai Lama

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                                      • #20
                                        wow haha all the world leaders look thrilled to be there ahahaha
                                        Talking to some people is like folding a fitted sheet.

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