View Full Version : Poll : Who went/saw the opening ceremony in sydney last night & where were you

16th Sep 2000, 02:26 AM
i did i saw it at the olympic park

16th Sep 2000, 02:50 AM
Good stuff AOM... hope you enjoyed it. My brother was at the stadium (Stadium Australia). I'll be in Sydney in a few weeks - just not in time for the olympics :(

16th Sep 2000, 03:15 AM


16th Sep 2000, 03:16 AM
For some reason I have little interest in the Olympics at this moment. About 3 months ago I was ready to watch some serious US ass whooping of the world. Unfortunately, the Olympics started 3 months to late for me to get psyched about it. Maybe I'll watch it but I don't really care about it.

16th Sep 2000, 03:24 AM
I usually like to watch the Opening Ceremonies on TV, but this year I completely lost interest. Thanks in no small part to my new infatuation with UT, I probably won't be watching much of these Olympic Games. You gotta have your priorities straight when it comes to Games! ;)

16th Sep 2000, 03:29 AM
I didn't watch much either... and I am not sure how much of the regular stuff I will watch because the damn time diff between here and aussie sucks :(

hehe - just remember lads that the US may end up with the most medals, but on a per capita basis it is not so flash <g>

16th Sep 2000, 03:54 AM
The ceremony was what I expected i.e. boring. The highlight was when the flame refused to rise to the top of the stadium :) I will not be watching most of the events because I think they are pointless. I will however be watching the track and field evens, they are the most exciting.

16th Sep 2000, 04:05 AM
True hypnos - the ceremonies are probably loved by those hard-core ceremony-watching-types, but really, just like any fireworks display you see, they are all the same in the end...

Of course - Sydney will be the best Olympics ever, with the best opening ceremony... until the next Olympics comes round... and so it goes on etc (heh - aren't I the cynic tonight) :)

16th Sep 2000, 05:56 AM
I saw it, at home, but it wasn't in the night for me (fortunally). It was 10 AM when the ceremony started.

Collateral Damage
16th Sep 2000, 06:19 AM
Yeah i saw the olympic ceremony ,being in australia its easy to see..it was boring as hell ..garbage choice to light the torch ...freeman chosen to appease aboriginal minority groups over here ..its all politics .
BTW the aussies just torched the USA to win the men's 4x100m relay GOLD MEDAL !!The first time the usa have lost it in olympic history ...tut tut bit like the america's cup heh .
Gary hall jr .said he'd smash us...when it came down to it 17 year old Aussie Ian Thorpe provided the manhood ..SWEET .
USA did well to win the chick's 4x100m final but hey baby its a man's world an we won the one that counts .....sweet!!

16th Sep 2000, 11:52 AM
Geez you guys are cynics! I watched most of the opening ceremonies ... although a bit long at times, I thought it was very well done, at times touching and emotional. I definitely had goose bumps a time or two.

The thing that sucks as an American is the tape delay factor. We won't get to see anything until 12+ hours later, and in this Internet age it'll be impossible to avoid knowing the results beforehand (see Collateral's post above). Takes away some of the drama. Oh well. I'll still try to watch a lot.

16th Sep 2000, 12:30 PM
I live in Toronto, Canada(from the US0fA(for a coupla years. Dad's transfer). We just moved here a week back and have no CAble TV yet! Nice city but delayed cable. Getting it this Monday. So therefore no opening ceremonies. But then again, this IS the age of reruns!

16th Sep 2000, 01:20 PM
i'm from Canada we are doing ****TY

Collateral Damage
16th Sep 2000, 03:40 PM
Hey divided still watch it anyway man ,its one of the most amazing races you'll ever see ,both guys gave everything in the last 100m ... a true epic ...oops is that a UT related joke ? hehe

16th Sep 2000, 11:13 PM
Hard to imagine you're from Canada, THEman. I have been here only a week now, and the Canadian people are so nice. You, being a Canadian and being rude does not fit.

17th Sep 2000, 12:20 AM
I normally am nice, i just get mad about something and go on and on about it, but now i just want to "make up" certain people don't seem to want to tho... mah, their loss.