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Old 08-08-2008, 11:42 PM
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I heard today that the pollution is also exacerbated right now by extreme humidity, as Mr. Rogge said, and by dust from the Gobi desert. Hard to get rid of either of those things!

I'm so moved by these opening ceremonies. It goes to show that Olympic ideals really can overcome political tensions for the briefest moment, even though they're really roiling right now in some areas of the world. Also, the little Chinese earthquake survivor who walked with Yao Ming had me in tears ... what a brave little boy!
Boy are you correct. I had tears many times during that fantastic opening ceremony and seeing the happy faces of the athletes coming in. And that brave little boy -- I just lost it then--how wonderful that his country honored him.
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Old 08-08-2008, 11:53 PM
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I saw the Olympic opening ceremony last night and it was fantastic.

BTW Ella Kay, I think Letizia dress looks gorgeous too.
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Old 08-09-2008, 12:03 AM
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Dailymotion - Olympic Games Beijing 2008 - SPAIN/ ESPAÑA, a video from oligz. Olympic, Games, Beijing, 2008, Ceremony
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Old 08-09-2008, 12:26 AM
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agm my computer wont load the video, it keeps trying but never get past the blank white screen of loading. I was wondering if perhaps you could give me a link to the page before and then I'll see if it'll load that way or something...? Really sorry to be a pain

Does anyone know where I can see videos of the other royals while their respective teams are entering the arena? I'd fallen asleep by that stage but would be great to see them briefly!
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Old 08-09-2008, 12:26 AM
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It was wonderful for me to see Princess Anne, Prince Albert (and Charlene) and CP Frederik and CP Mary at the opening ceremonies when I watched it here in Canada, since we don't exactly get tons of live royal coverage here.
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Old 08-09-2008, 01:09 AM
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Too bad that you can't come over to my place as I will have the Olympics on the whole two weeks!
The Opening Ceremony won't be televised here in the USA until tonight, but it is a bummer as I don't think that the TV cameras will show many royals to American viewers.
Oh you're lucky! Olympic coverage in our country is spread over several channels so I'm going to do a lot of channel surfing, not to mention remote-wrangling with my dad.

By the way, does anyone know if Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana of Thailand will compete? She has represented Thailand in badminton for the Southeast Asian Games.
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Old 08-09-2008, 01:28 AM
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Pictures from ANP: Maxima and Willem at the beach-volley.
I don't think Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana of Thailand will compete. I have seen the list of Thailand's athletes and she wasn't part of it.
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Old 08-09-2008, 02:04 AM
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From luncheon yesterday:
Prince Albert
Xinhua
Prince Felipe and princess Letizia
Xinhua
Qatar's Crown Prince Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani
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From the opening ceremony:
Felipe and Letizia
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Thai Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn (lots of cameras...)
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Old 08-09-2008, 02:44 AM
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From luncheon yesterday:
Prince Albert
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Xinhua
Qatar's Crown Prince Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani
Xinhua
Prince Philippe
Xinhua

From the opening ceremony:
Felipe and Letizia
Xinhua
Princess Royal
Xinhua
Thai Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn (lots of cameras...)
Xinhua
Achhh,the links won't open...?Or is it all chinese to me....

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Old 08-09-2008, 03:29 AM
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The Czech republic got the first gold of the games. Katarina Emmons won the gold in women's 10m air rifle.

BBC SPORT | Olympics | Shooting | Czech Emmons claims opening gold
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Old 08-09-2008, 03:54 AM
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It seems that Felipe and Letizia are the most photographed royals, there are so many photos of them, many from Prince Albert too.
Felipe and Letizia at the opening ceremony:
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Infanta Pilar on Thursday:
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Letizia has been watching artistic gymnastics in the morning, now she and Felipe went to see women´s basketball game between China and Spain.
Photos from the basketball game:
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Willem-Alexander and Maxima at the beach volleyball match Netherlands vs. Switzerland at Beijing's Chaoyang beach volleyball ground
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Old 08-09-2008, 03:58 AM
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Juegos Olimpicos Pekin 2008

The princess Letizia, in the gymnastics

The princess of Asturias came today to the National Stadium of Pekin to attend the début of Spain in the competition of artistic gymnastics of the Olympic Games.
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La Princesa Letizia y el ministro Moratinos se suman al baloncesto femenino - Yahoo! Eurosport

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The Prince Felipe, and later the Princess (when the gymnastics finished) spectators of the game of feminine basketball between Spain and China

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Old 08-09-2008, 04:06 AM
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King Constantine and Queen Anne-Marie are sitting in the row in front of Albert and Charlene -- a few seats away!

When I was watching (unfortunately I'm on holiday in the US, and the only deligates that they showed on the screening of the opening were presidents and prime mnisters) the announcer kept mentioning a "deligatioin box", meaning that most of the royals/presidents/prime ministers were all probably in the same general area in that box. Correct me if I'm wrong, I'm just passing on imformation.
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Old 08-09-2008, 04:11 AM
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The opening ceremony was just spectacular! I have recorded it so I will be watching it again tonight...didn't realise so many royals and world leaders attended the opening ceremony.

I am loving Letizia black and white bamboo dress; it fitted her like a glove! Wonder who the designer is?
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Old 08-09-2008, 04:38 AM
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That makes sense, I guess. If I recall in Salt Lake City, the delegations sat with their teams (I remember President Bush at least sat with the U.S. team).
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Old 08-09-2008, 04:43 AM
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The tennis games start tomorrow but there have already been a lot of shake-ups happening:
http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...8-post462.html

And among other things, you just gotta love these tennis athletes in their outfits:

The Serbians look cute!
Ana Ivanovic
Novak Djokovic

Andale, andale!
It's Speedy [Fernando] Gonzales!

Cool and comfy:
Roger Federer

And I love the US Team's berets (here on Lindsay Davenport, but it looks best on Kobe Bryant) and the Spanish team's hats (on Rafa Nadal)

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Old 08-09-2008, 04:53 AM
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Felipe and Letizia, basketball:
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Willem-Alexander and Maxima, beach volley
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Funny how Mary said the danish word "men" instead of "but".
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Old 08-09-2008, 07:23 AM
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Gran Duke Henri of Luxembourg delivers the medals of cycling

Video of the Spanish television, the Spanish Samuel Sanchez won the golden medal.

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Old 08-09-2008, 08:07 AM
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Thanks to everyone who posted photos here. NBC did an awful job transmitting the opening ceremonies. Every 2 minutes or so of the ceremonies they'd break for ads. The only officials they showed were Bush Putin, Sarkozy and Peres.............Believe it or not I fell asleep during the parade of the athletes. It was a boring transmition with boring comments......what a shame!
Thanks again to all of you. Keep them coming so I know what is happening...........
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