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Did anyone catch the opening of the Olympics last night?

  1. Zsuzsy Bee profile image89
    Zsuzsy Beeposted 8 years ago

    What did you think?

  2. Uninvited Writer profile image84
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    I enjoyed it. There were some very good musical moments and I was glad they concentrated so much on the First Nations.

    The Georgian athletes marching in and the one minute silence for the luger who was killed were very touching moments.

    And the whales were very cool smile

  3. Sufidreamer profile image80
    Sufidreamerposted 8 years ago

    It was fantastic - congratulations to the Canadians.

    As UW said, they handled the tragedy very respectfully - you could see how crushed the poor Georgian team were.

    I loved the whales, too, and the big polar bear.

    As always, the lighting the flame was the best bit - every taverna in Greece falls silent for that.

    Again, well done to Canada smile

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      Tammy Lochmannposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I couldn't stay awake to watch the whole thing but my husband recorded it for me to watch the rest of tonight. 

      I was proud that they represented the First Nations too.  It was beautiful the first part that I watched.

      I had very much sympathy when I saw the Georgian team too.  How very tragic.  They were brave to face the crowd in such sorrow last night.

  4. rebekahELLE profile image86
    rebekahELLEposted 8 years ago

    I enjoyed the cultural show so much it made me wish to visit canada. I've only been there twice, once when I was 3 and another when we visited niagra. 

    the special effects were gorgeous, loved the quebec portion with the wind and the aerial performer. the whales were fantastic.

    the marching in is one of my favorite parts. I love the athletes excitement and pride to represent their country... even though so many have devoted their lives to reaching the olympic level.

    the moment of silence was felt I am sure throughout the world.
    I'm sure it will continue to be felt throughout the games.

    I'm looking forward to watching it this year. well done, canada.

  5. Patty Inglish, MS profile image93
    Patty Inglish, MSposted 8 years ago

    I wrote a Hub about it. I am very impressed with the nonprofit corporation started by the First Nations to organize much of the Opening and two weeks of activites...and the Paralymics Games. They are really recognized as partners in this year's events. It's encouraging and its fun. Also uplifting after tragedy already struck.

    1. Zsuzsy Bee profile image89
      Zsuzsy Beeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Gotta check out you're hub.. you're always so quick.

  6. Zsuzsy Bee profile image89
    Zsuzsy Beeposted 8 years ago

    Makes one proud to be Canadian. I thought it was really well done too. The light shows was fantastic. The first nations segment was fabulous which I was really glad that they were so involved. The entertainment was great. I just loved the violins and step dancing. How awesome that Terry Fox's Mom was one of the Olympic flag carriers, Rick Hanson a torch carrier etc.

    It really was a great celebration even with the cloud of
    the tragic death of the Georgian athlete. It's just too sad. I really feel bad for the rest of the team.

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    wordscribe41posted 8 years ago

    It was wonderful, long but amazing.  The highlight for me was K.D Lang singing "Hallelujah".  She has such a beautiful voice.

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image84
      Uninvited Writerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      She was great smile

    2. rmcrayne profile image97
      rmcrayneposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Would you believe I've had a spike in 3 of my 4 Hallelujah hubs since k.d.'s performance?!  My overall views have more than doubled.

  8. alexandriaruthk profile image77
    alexandriaruthkposted 8 years ago

    It was well done indeed, I enjoyed watching it from opeing to the last part of it,

  9. earnestshub profile image89
    earnestshubposted 8 years ago

    I loved it. I usually do enjoy anything about Canada, as I have warm memories of the Canadians I have met here and in Canada.
    I found it to be exciting, respectful of it's people and the tragic  loss of that young man from Georgia.

  10. Ann Nonymous profile image60
    Ann Nonymousposted 8 years ago

    I think that's the first time I have ever seen North America give so much deserved attention to the –indigenous people as they called them-(Native Americans)!! Kudos to Canada for that brilliant, lovely and overdue gesture!

    My favorite part was the song ‘We Are the World-25 for Haiti!’ Loved it. Simply put it was B-E-A-U-tiful!!!!

    And in case any of you are wondering; I am cheering and chanting U-S-A!!!!

    I also will be cheering for that first time lone Pakistani winter Olympian and all the Germans....but whoever wins, they deserve it.... Better them freezing their backside off than me! LOL