Zelensky Speaks at the Opening Ceremony of the Cannes Film Festival

Minister Volodymyr Zelensky The Ukrainian minister addressed the opening ceremony of the Cannes Film Festival via satellite on Tuesday. The Ukrainian leader has addressed several Parliaments around the world, including Congress in March, to rally support for his country’s efforts to combat the invasion of Russia. Quoting Charlie Chaplin’s speech in The Dictator, he said, …

Academy Bars, Will Smith from Oscar Ceremony 10 Years After Slap

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Friday that Will Smith will be banned from attending the Oscars for 10 years for “harmful conduct” when he hit comedian Chris Rock at last month’s ceremony. The ban came a week after the actor resignation He left the organization after his violent outburst on the …

Paralympic President Scolds Russia at Opening Ceremony

BEIJING – International Paralympic Committee chairman violated protocol he condemned on Friday Russian invasion of Ukraine In his speech at the opening ceremony of the Beijing Games. Andrew Parsons, chairman of the committee, in the presence of Chinese President Xi Jinping, said he was “appalled” by the invasion. “I want to start tonight with a …

Paralympic President Scolds Russia at Opening Ceremony

BEIJING — The chairman of the International Paralympic Committee, in his speech at the opening ceremony of the Beijing Games on Friday, condemned Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, violating protocol. Andrew Parsons, chairman of the committee, in the presence of Chinese President Xi Jinping, said he was “appalled” by the invasion. “I want to start tonight …

Elana Meyers Taylor to Carry the Flag for the USA at Closing Ceremony

Three-time Olympic medalist and one of the most decorated U.S. luge sledge elana Meyers Taylor will ultimately carry the American flag at an Olympic ceremony. Meyers Taylor elected Curler will carry the flag with John Shuster at the opening ceremony in Beijing. But he revealed in an Instagram post He said he tested positive for …

Team Figure Skating Medal Ceremony Postponed Amid Legal Investigation

Members of the United States figure skating team will have to wait an unknown amount of time—perhaps a day or more—to receive the medals they won in the team event at the Beijing Games. The ceremony was abruptly postponed shortly before it began on Tuesday night, according to an official from US Figure Skating, who …

Team Figure Skating Medal Ceremony Postponed Amid Legal Investigation

Members of the United States figure skating team will have to wait an unknown amount of time – perhaps a day or more – to claim their silver medals in the team event at the Beijing Games. According to an official from USA Figure Skating, the ceremony was abruptly postponed shortly before it began Tuesday …

An Opening Ceremony in Searching for Unity in Divider Games

BEIJING — Thousands of artists jumped and spun on the 125,000 square foot, high-definition LED stage programmed to resemble a glowing sheet of ice. A parade of athletes from 90 countries and regions passed between them, clad in balloon jackets and masked due to the pandemic. Together, they waved their gloved hands and national flags …

Why Did Russian Athletes Walk as ROC in the Opening Ceremony?

Russia is still banned from the Olympics, but hundreds of its athletes are still preparing to compete in Beijing. 215 Russian athletes, as their compatriots did at the Tokyo Games will be again Compete under the flag of the Russian Olympic Committee. The Russian flag and anthem are also prohibited. The ROC flag has white, …

How Do They Choose the Order of Countries at the Opening Ceremony?

Jamaica between Eritrea and Belgium. England after Latvia. First Madagascar and finally Morocco. What happens in the parade line-up of athletes at the opening ceremony? The answer is, as the host country is China, the teams will enter in their order in Chinese. It’s written in characters – think of them as small abstract pictures …