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Heavy Medal Archive: Opening Ceremonies

Friday's show sets Canadian record

An estimated 13.3 million viewers watched the entire Opening Ceremonies Friday night, making it the most watched television show in Canadian history, according to CTV, a consortium of 11 television networks that is televising the games in Canada. That broke...

By Tracee Hamilton  |  February 13, 2010; 6:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Opening Ceremonies  
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Live chat: Opening Ceremony

Chat with media reporter Paul Farhi and TV critic Hank Stuever as the Vancouver Games begin with the Opening Ceremony on NBC. We'll kick things off around 9 p.m. Join the conversation below: Opening Ceremonies...

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  February 12, 2010; 8:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
Categories:  Live chats , Opening Ceremonies , Television , Vancouver 2010  
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NBC Crushes the Competition

When the dust settled on audience levels for the first three nights of the Beijing Summer Olympics, NBC was thrilled to learn that, excluding weeks in which it carried seven full nights of Olympics coverage, it had copped its biggest...

By washingtonpost.com Sports Editor  |  August 12, 2008; 4:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Fake Footprint?

This story from The Daily Telegraph of London reveals that Chinese organizers faked some of the "fireworks" during Opening Ceremonies....

By Tracee Hamilton  |  August 11, 2008; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Kobe, Lebron Charm Fellow Olympians

Lebron James clowned around with the U.S. softball team and Kobe Bryant posed for photos with every U.S. Olympian who marched in Friday's Opening Ceremonies and requested one, according to pole vaulter Jeff Hartwig. Hartwig said James and Bryant charmed...

By Amy Shipley  |  August 10, 2008; 7:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Opening Ceremonies Do Well on NBC (Updated)

Pleased to offer a report from television columnist Lisa de Moraes below. But first, this is a good place to mention that Paul Farhi's blog on Olympic TV coverage, "Playback," is up and running. Check it out ... here's Lisa:...

By Jon DeNunzio  |  August 9, 2008; 4:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Opening Ceremonies , Television  
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Older Entries in This Category »

How Should Total Team Score Be Measured? , Thomas Boswell , August 9, 2008
No Dragon, Tracee Hamilton , August 8, 2008
Gymnast Flies, Tracee Hamilton , August 8, 2008
Spoiler Alert: Final Torch Bearer, Amy Shipley , August 8, 2008
China Arrives!, Amy Shipley , August 8, 2008
Meet New Asia, Thomas Boswell , August 8, 2008
Spoiler Alert: Cauldron Rumor, Tracee Hamilton , August 8, 2008
Americans Enter, Amy Shipley , August 8, 2008
American Apparel, Tracee Hamilton , August 8, 2008
By the Numbers, Amy Shipley , August 8, 2008
Torchbearers Named, Tracee Hamilton , August 8, 2008
Around the World in a Minutes, Amy Shipley , August 8, 2008
A Bird's Nest in the Bird's Nest, Amy Shipley , August 8, 2008
Cool Scroll, Amy Shipley , August 8, 2008
Order of Nations, As Promised, Tracee Hamilton , August 8, 2008
Stunning Start, Amy Shipley , August 8, 2008
Opening Ceremonies About to Begin, Amy Shipley , August 8, 2008
Koreas Won't March Consecutively, Amy Shipley , August 8, 2008
Brush Off Your Mandarin, Tracee Hamilton , August 7, 2008
South and North Korea Will March Separately, Amy Shipley , August 7, 2008
 
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