Olympic Games Opening Ceremony

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Olympic Games Opening Ceremony

Post by Phil B » Tue Jun 12, 2012 12:01 pm

The Olympic Stadium will be transformed into the "British countryside" for the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Games on 27 July.

The set will feature meadows, fields and rivers, with families taking picnics, people playing sports on the village green and farmers tilling the soil.

Real farmyard animals will be grazing in the "countryside", with a menagerie of 30 sheep, 12 horses, three cows, two goats, 10 chickens, 10 ducks, nine geese and three sheepdogs.



Oh dear. Sounds disastrous. Hope I am wrong.

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Re: Olympic Games Opening Ceremony

Post by CJ » Tue Jun 12, 2012 12:51 pm

well I think it sounds lovely and very different. we cannot hope to 'compete' with what the Chinese did, so let's be really different. Having been to the Olympic Park about a month ago, it will look stunning. The landscaping is amazing and once all the flowers are out and it's all colourful as well, it will be even better.

not sure where the flame is going to be.

All in all, I am looking forward to the whole thing.

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Re: Olympic Games Opening Ceremony

Post by Kinoulton » Tue Jun 12, 2012 3:13 pm

I trust there will be a sniper in place in case any Morris Dancers or Handbell Ringers turn up.
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Re: Olympic Games Opening Ceremony

Post by BJ. » Tue Jun 12, 2012 3:39 pm

Kinoulton wrote:I trust there will be a sniper in place in case any Morris Dancers or Handbell Ringers turn up.
I doubt it mate. I think they are all out in Poland and Ukraine from what I've seen over the past few days. :smt002
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Re: Olympic Games Opening Ceremony

Post by Kinoulton » Tue Jun 12, 2012 8:09 pm

I think it's to deter the East European fans from chanting racist abuse at our players.

Start that mullarkey and we'll do a mind numbingly tedious Morris Dance.
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Post by Bill W (2) » Tue Jun 12, 2012 8:46 pm

Kinoulton wrote:I think it's to deter the East European fans from chanting racist abuse at our players.

Start that mullarkey and we'll do a mind numbingly tedious Morris Dance.

Followed by a Mummers Play!!

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Re: Olympic Games Opening Ceremony

Post by Tyzot » Thu Jun 14, 2012 6:50 am

I am sure that there will be a celebration of British culture with Bangra dancers and steel drums.

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Post by Tigerbeat » Thu Jun 14, 2012 2:44 pm

Beijing is a hard act to follow.!!!
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Re: Olympic Games Opening Ceremony

Post by DickyP » Thu Jun 14, 2012 3:20 pm

Tigerbeat wrote:Beijing is a hard act to follow.!!!
Great what you can do when you don't care about the bill and the participants do what they are told - the latter not exactly a British trait!

I don't worry, however, because it's this muddle through and produce something which I love about my country. I have a number of German, Austrian, Cypriot and American/Canadian friends who all love 'England' (being foreign 'England' and 'Britain' are synonymous to them) just because we are low key and basically unstressed compared to their homes - we occasionally win things like world cups but once we done it that seems to be enough and we don't need to do it again. I always feel we annoy the Aussie more when we lose to them at cricket and don't get very upset than we do when we beat them and shout and cheer.
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Re: Olympic Games Opening Ceremony

Post by Old Hob » Thu Jun 14, 2012 8:55 pm

Tyzot wrote:I am sure that there will be a celebration of British culture with Bangra dancers and steel drums.
Surely in the truly multi-cultural city of Leicester all these things are of equal value...
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Post by fleabane » Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:12 pm

Absolutely right, Old Hob! We are a multicultural city, and should be proud of the fact.
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Re: Olympic Games Opening Ceremony

Post by Kinoulton » Thu Jun 21, 2012 9:48 am

Fields, rivers, animals, peace. Sounds great.

That's why I'll be walking my dogs in the countryside and not watching some lame ceremony.

I think the Chinese stuff was also lame. Ther was just a lot of it, that's all. Big deal.
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