Thomas Bach, on the opening ceremony: “The decision is clear, it will be in the Seine”

The president of the IOC assured that the original idea will be maintained in the midst of growing terrorist threats and explained that the French authorities “are taking into account all the scenarios and are updating them every day”. The start of the Olympic Games will be on July 26th.
Thomas Bach, on the opening ceremony: “The decision is clear, it will be in the Seine”

Security preparations underway for Paris 2024

35,000 guards will be deployed to help with the opening ceremony with a crowd of 600,000 expected both on the banks of the Seine and from street level up above
Security preparations underway for Paris 2024

Birmingham bursts with color as opening ceremony marks the start of The World Games

Hailing “the power of the one” the games look to unify nations through the power of sport
Birmingham bursts with color as opening ceremony marks the start of The World Games

24th Deaflympics open on the heels of global pandemic amidst war in Ukraine

Delayed by nearly six months due to the pandemic, the Games are finally underway
24th Deaflympics open on the heels of global pandemic amidst war in Ukraine

2022 Winter Paralympics open with festive celebration in Beijing

A festive opening ceremony helped rekindle and renew the joy and excitement that usually accompanies the Paralympic movement as the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games opened in Beijing following a turbulent lead up.
2022 Winter Paralympics open with festive celebration in Beijing

TV ratings for Beijing opening ceremony fall to record low numbers in the U.S.

NBC-TV said 16 million people tuned in for the Beijing opening ceremony on Friday, in comparison to over 28 million people for PyeongChang 2018
TV ratings for Beijing opening ceremony fall to record low numbers in the U.S.

“Warmer, more relaxed and simpler than 2008″: Zhang Yimou reflects on his second opening ceremony in the same host city

Chinese director Zhang Yimou accomplished the unique feat of a directing two opening ceremonies in the same host city on Friday. The director discussed his creation, while withholding information about the closing ceremony.
“Warmer, more relaxed and simpler than 2008″: Zhang Yimou reflects on his second opening ceremony in the same host city