Sunday, February 12, 2006

Winter Olympics

Did you see the opening ceremony to the 2006 Turin Winter Olympics?

What was that all about?

I love watching the parade of nations. All those happy, smiling faces and an opportunity to see that rare sight of everyone getting on despite race, religion or creed.

Although the demise of the amateur status that it once held so dear is now a distant memory, this is the one sporting event that seems to capture everyone's imagination.

Unfortunately, the opening ceremonies are becoming a battle in themselves. What on earth was the Turin ceremony trying to relate to?

Wouldn't it be better to return to just parading the athletes and then some top bod of the host nation declaring the Games, open?

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