The Olympic handover was introduced by Antwerp, hosts of the 1920 Olympic Games. At the following Games in Paris, they presented the hosts with a ceremonial flag with the idea that this be kept in a prominent place in the city or town hall and passed to the next host city in due time. The ritual was slightly altered in subsequent years and the ceremony itself now incorporates a cultural segment by the next host city.The flag itself was replaced by a new one made of Korean silk by the Seoul Olympic Organising Committee ahead of the 1988 Games.
In 1952 Oslo introduced a similar flag for use at the Olympic Winter Games. It should be noted that neither flag flies in the stadium.
during the opening ceremony
The 2014 Olympic closing ceremony will be on February 23, 2014.
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The opening ceremony happens at the Olympic stadium of the country hosting the games
The 2012 Olympic Openning Ceremony will be held at Olympic Stadium, in the heart of Olympic Park, North East London, on the 27th of July.
The opening ceremony starts at 9pm this Friday.
The Royal Mint is currently selling the Two Pound Olympic Handover coins as follows - The UK London 2012 Handover to Rio Commemorative cupro-nickel/nickel-brass £2 coin for £9.99 GBP. The UK London 2012 Handover to Rio Commemorative sterling silver Proof piedfort £2 coin for £75.00 GBP. The UK London 2012 Handover to Rio 22 carat gold Proof £2 coin for £1,195.00 GBP. Get in quick for the gold coins, there were only 1,200 minted.
The opening ceremony is a tradition starting the Olympic Games :)
Besides 1,000s of human beings, there were no animals in the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympic games.
Yes, the closing ceremony includes a handover to the next city that will host the Olympics. The Olympic flame is extinguished, symbolizing the end of the games. In 2012 a number of British performers will take part in the ceremony, including One Direction, The Spice Girls, George Michael etc. It starts August 12 (Today) at 4:00 PM Standard Eastern time (East Coast) & 21:00 GMT -/+0 (London, Lisbon).