Did You Watch the Olympic Opening Night Ceremonies?

@gtargirl (5376)
United States
February 14, 2010 2:05am CST
I missed it. Didn't mean to, but I was watching a really good movie on the Life Time Channel. However, I did catch that little 2 1/2 minute snafoo at the end. Anyhow, did you watch it? Did you enjoy? Canada is pretty! Go USA!!!
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@dawnald (84835)
• Shingle Springs, California
15 Feb 10
I was out Friday, but I taped it and watched it Sunday. It was a pretty awesome ceremony. Last night I watched the Figure Skating. Go China! 1. Shen and Zhao 2. Savchenko and Szolkowy 3. Kavaguti and Smirnov
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@gtargirl (5376)
• United States
23 Feb 10
That's such a great story about the Chinese skaters. Maybe one day we'll have an American team in contention again.
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@dawnald (84835)
• Shingle Springs, California
23 Feb 10
I hope so too!
@jennybianca (12912)
• Australia
15 Feb 10
I watched about 3/4 s of it, but it went so late that I had to go to bed. I was very impressed. In fact, I was mesmerized. The singing was outstanding. The costumes and light effects were spectacular. I would have to say it was the best opening ceremonmy I have ever seen, and this is from someone who thought the Sydney Olympics were the best ever.
@gtargirl (5376)
• United States
15 Feb 10
I felt very homesick when we watched the Sydney Olympics. Ah, I'll be back someday.
@skysuccess (8860)
• Singapore
14 Feb 10
gtargirl, It was a spectacular opening ceremony indeed without lacking in color, stunts and fireworks. However, it was also a somber one where the ceremony commemorated a Georgian luge athlete, Nodar Kumaritashvili - who had earlier lost his life whilst in his very first Olympics, lost control on the luge track on his final training run. I felt touched when the Georgian team walked into the stadium with black armbands. It was disclosed earlier that they had threatened to walk out in protest to the safety standards of the Winter Games venue. So, I really have to give it to them and the Canadian organizers who stick to the end and sensitively flew the flags at half mast.
@gtargirl (5376)
• United States
15 Feb 10
I saw the Georgian team walk in (News). Just too sad. All the flags were at half mast?
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• Singapore
16 Feb 10
It was a touching moment indeed and a sad beginning for the Vancouver Winter Games.
• United States
14 Feb 10
It was a nice opening ceremony and I like how they dedicated it to the Luger whom lost his life.
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@gtargirl (5376)
• United States
15 Feb 10
I saw that on the news . . . very, very sad but the dedication was sweet.
@celticeagle (139806)
• Boise, Idaho
14 Feb 10
I missed it also. I will continue to miss as much of it as I can with the exception of an occasional iceskating event or three. Go USA! Yes, Canada is lovely. The bummer is going through the beautiful parts of Canada and then driving down into the USA via Seattle and seeing how dirty and discusting the US can be.
@gtargirl (5376)
• United States
15 Feb 10
Are you talking about coming into Washington State? That state is absolutely beautiful.
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@celticeagle (139806)
• Boise, Idaho
15 Feb 10
Perhaps although we saw alot of country while there.
@coolcoder (2018)
• United States
14 Feb 10
I'm sure Canada has its dirty and disgusting areas as well. You just happened to not go through them.
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@rocketj1 (6955)
• United States
14 Feb 10
It was phenomenol!! Loved it!!
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@justnitya (1393)
• India
16 Feb 10
Oh it was lovely. Interesting to see how much humans push the limit everytime. I makes me want to be fit and healthy.
@gtargirl (5376)
• United States
23 Feb 10
Yeah, I know what you mean.
@mgmagana (3618)
• United States
18 Feb 10
I watched it...it was good not great but good! I usually don't keep up with the winter olympics as I do the summer ones but the incident with the Luger got me wanting to watch Men's Luge and Apolo Ohno got me wanting to watch speed skating! I couldn't get into Shaun White's snowboarding tho!
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15 Feb 10
I saw some of it on the news but couldn't stay awake to watch live :-D