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WEEK 5

While watching a video of some Korean Samgo-mu female drummers, my memory flashed back to the opening ceremony of the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece. I wasn’t really sure what was going on the first time I watched it but now after seeing it again I see the symbolism of the past and present being connected by the two drummers, one in the ancient ruins of Olympia where the first games would have been held and the other in the then new stadium in all it’s Olympic glory.

The opening ceremony began with a host of drummers. AFP PHOTO / ROBERTO SCHMIDT – pic@ http://www.abc.net.au/olympics/2004/galleries

No other country, no matter how grand the ceremony, can really have as much bragging rights when it comes to the Olympics than Greece. The Olympic Games, the whole concept was born there and they surely went all out when the 28th Olympiad came there way. It wasn’t so much a spectacle to just show-off, but more a celebration of their huge history with the creation of the Olympic games just being one of them.

Now the Athens opening ceremony is kind of long and I couldn’t find a full length version anyway. I did find the first part with the drummers which is what I wanted to show you this week so that will do for now. Enjoy this Olympic Memory! Bye!

Written by – Travesaou

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