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Opening Ceremonies

Are Musicians Getting Stiffed By The Olympics?

Lucas Kavner | Posted 07.30.2012 | Home

The Musicians Union of the UK has repeatedly accused the London Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) of failing to compens...

When All Are Included in the Olympics, We All Are Stronger

Norma Cook Everist | Posted 09.28.2012 | Sports
Norma Cook Everist

The world is large, and, yes, smaller. An athlete is born in one country, goes to school in another and trains in yet another. What is your home country? Have we crossed all boundaries? Yes, and no.


The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 07.27.2012 | Entertainment

Friday's Opening Ceremonies mark the official launch of the 2012 London Olympics, and Britain called in a bevy of performances for director Danny Boyl...

James Bond Opens The Olympics

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 07.28.2012 | Entertainment

One of the hottest rumors in the pre-Opening Ceremony buzz was that Daniel Craig would kick-off the event that serves as the official launch of the Lo...

What Are the Olympics Really About?

Tim Hutten | Posted 09.25.2012 | Sports
Tim Hutten

What most people don't understand is that the Olympics don't just occur over a 17-day period. It isn't just something that pops up and disappears until resurfacing in another four years. For an athlete it is a lifestyle.

A Raging Case of Olympic Fever (Plus My Favorite Johnny Weir Quotes!)

Erica Boeke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Erica Boeke

I have Olympic Fever. I really do. Sure, others might call it a sinus infection, but I've got it bad. And it doesn't seem to be going away. The cure i...

Let the Games Begin: An Olympian's View of Opening Ceremonies

Nikki Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nikki Stone

I dreamed of being an Olympian since I was five years old when I saw Nadia Comaneci score a perfect "10" in gymnastics. But it would be another eighteen years before it became a reality.

Opportunity Missed

Mia Farrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mia Farrow

Yesterday, Bush announced that he will attend the opening ceremonies of the Olympics. His decision is regrettable -- a missed opportunity for the U.S. to stand strong for the people of Darfur and Burma.

The Legacy of Beijing, 2008

Andy Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Rosenberg

The most worrisome aspect of the Beijing Games' legacy may be the lesson that aggressive regimes of the future will take from it -- attack your adversary while the world is glued to the Opening Ceremonies.

Hook, Line, and Sinker: NBC Swallows Opening Ceremonies Propaganda

Katherine Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Katherine Goldstein

The conscious decision to create a narrative that rewrites both Chinese history and reality is alarming -- but the fact that the NBC commentators unquestioningly went along with it is downright appalling.

OIympic Opening Ceremony Pictures (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

SCROLL FOR VIDEO ***Check back for updates with more photos, video, reports*** Now ascendant as a global power, China welcomed scores of world leader...

From Beijing: The Opening Extravaganza -- Conceptual and Political Art; No Chinatown Dragons

Jack Hidary | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jack Hidary

This is an Olympics which needed an opening ceremony strong enough to match the politically-charged atmosphere surrounding the choice of China.

Too Much Excitement: Opening Ceremony Performers Sport Diapers

LiLi Tan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
LiLi Tan

If on 08/08/08 you catch sight of a little bulge on your television screen, it's probably not a banana.

Why Bush Should Not Attend the Beijing Opening Ceremonies

Mia and Ronan Farrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mia and Ronan Farrow

A presidential boycott of the opening ceremonies in Beijing might have proved to be a powerful additional point of leverage with an otherwise intractable regime.

Activism You Can Do: Send The Dalai Lama To The Olympics

M.S. Bellows, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
M.S. Bellows, Jr.

The world's leaders should pressure China to recognize the legitimacy of the Dalai Lama by saying they'll only attend the Olympic Ceremonies if China lets him attend as well.