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Olympic openers

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Danny Boyle’s 2012 Summer Olympics “large-canvas nation-themed spectacle” of an opening ceremony will always be remembered as one of the most eccentric and memorable Games’ kickoffs in history. Since NBC’s broadcast reportedly attracted nearly 41 million viewers, THR has also named it the highest rated Summer Olympics opening of all time.

My reaction: It was very impressive and entertaining, but much more industrial than artistic. Like others, while watching many of the world’s greatest athletes pursue Olympic glory, I find it fascinating to compare London’s opening to other recent Olympic ceremonies. For your viewing pleasure, I’m sharing a video collection showing some of the world stage ceremonies that Spinifex Group has been involved with, including the Vancouver Winter Olympics 2010, Shanghai World Expo 2010, Beijing Olympics 2008 and Doha Asian Games 2006 opening ceremonies.

I hope all your Olympic dreams come true.

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