Atlanta snubbed in Olympics telecast?

Observant viewers of Friday evening’s Opening Ceremony telecast noticed something missing in a tribute to past games: Atlanta.

The apparent snub occurred during a film which kicked off the quirky, four-hour extravaganza, produced by British director Danny Boyle of “Slumdog Millionaire” and “Trainspotting” fame. So far there’s been no official explanation as to why a montage featuring the logos of previous Olympics didn’t include Atlanta.

ESPN notes that a famous Atlantan also was slighted during the telecast: “An entire tribute to the history of British pop music, right down to an East London rapper, and no mention of Elton John? Maybe he’s been disowned because he lives in Atlanta now?”

And who could forget the snub by then-International Olympic Committee czar Juan Antonio Samaranch, who declared Atlanta’s 1996 effort “most exceptional” during that year’s Closing Ceremony? At previous games Samaranch, a former top official under Spain’s fascist …

Full News here – AJC Sports Talk

Leave a Reply

Submit Your Photo Of Atlanta

Upload photos of your city here!

Sign in with:
  • Click Register to log in with Facebook

  • Picture: (will be re-sized automatically)
    Post Title:
    Description: (will show as text under your picture)
    Tags: (add comma separated tags here)


    You agree to these terms & conditions when posting!

    English + no HTML please. We email you once your post is live.

    Advanced submission/ Mobile users