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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

olympic opening ceremonies

Olympic secrets partially unveiled after opening ceremonies’ dress rehearsal

VANCOUVER — The Internet was abuzz on Wednesday with details of the top-secret opening ceremonies to the Winter Olympics.

Earlier in the evening, a dress rehearsal was held at BC Place Stadium, featuring gigantic ice-like totem poles, a light show, dancers and other performers.

Viewers of the Games’ sneak preview wrote messages and snapped photos, many of which were posted to social-networking sites, such as Facebook and Twitter.

Bryan Adams, Nelly Furtado and Sarah McLachlan were among the performers, according to spoilers.

Vancouver Olympic Committee CEO John Furlong criticized spectators for leaking details of Friday’s highly anticipated event.

“I don’t think it’s classy,” he told media on Wednesday.
The 39-year-old Grimmette, who already has bronze and silver Olympic medals, almost didn't make these Olympics. He and longtime partner Brian Martin needed to win a December race-off against Matt Mortensen and Preston Griffall to make the Vancouver-bound team.

Grimmette, Nordic combined skier Todd Lodwick and freestyle skier Casey Puckett are all making their fifth appearance in the Winter Olympics. Before them, only bobsledder Brian Shimer had been to five.

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