Let's Talk About the Opening Ceremony

The 2012 Olympic Games' London Opening Ceremony started at 4 p.m. EST, but for some reason NBC decided to delay the broadcast by over three hours. (NBC is streaming every event besides the opening ceremonies, which pretty much everyone cares about. They haven't explained why. Go figure.) You'll be able to watch them… » 7/27/12 7:30pm 7/27/12 7:30pm

London Olympics Opening Ceremony to Feature Long-Awaited Battle Between…

When the Olympic flame finally reaches its 17-day home in London's Stratford district, it will be greeted by enough pomp and circumstance to permanently overstimulate even the most bizarre Olympics mascots. According to reports from people who have seen Opening Ceremony rehearsals, Friday night's spectacle will… » 7/24/12 5:40pm 7/24/12 5:40pm

Fallen Dancer

Liu Yan, considered one of the top classical dancers in China, was seriously injured » 8/15/08 10:20am 8/15/08 10:20am while practicing a solo routine for the opening ceremony for the Olympics in Beijing, and she may be paralyzed from the waist down for the rest of her life. On July 27, the 26-year-old dancer was practicing in the National Stadium…

The Kid Stays Out Of The Picture

Yang Peiyi, a 7-year-old Chinese girl, had the perfect voice to sing the the Chinese national anthem, "Ode to the Motherland" at the opening ceremonies of the Olympics, but apparently she wasn't TV-ready » 8/12/08 9:20am 8/12/08 9:20am. Officials decided it was in "the national interest" to have a different, girl lip-synch to Peiyi's version of the…