Posted by: olymponomics | June 12, 2012

Farmyard animals and the opening ceremony for London 2012…

The sheer spectacle of the opening and closing ceremonies of the Beijing 2008 Olympics was always going to be hard to live up to for the organizers of London 2012. As some of the details of the opening ceremony have started to be made public, these offer entertaining parallels between the planned use of farmyard animals (precisely, 12 horses, 10 chickens and 70 sheep) and fictitious proposals for the opening ceremony in one of the episodes of the ABC satire, The Games, that ran before the Sydney 2000 Olympics. As it was, Sydney’s opening ceremony still involved farming paraphernalia such as hay bales…

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