Did You Watch the Olympic Opening Night Ceremonies?
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.
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.
• 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.
• 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!