OPENING CEREMONY

  • I thought I was here to receive the award, not to give a speech: Rajinikanth at IFFI 2014 1 week ago

    Goa: If Rajnikanth is revered down south for his unique style, Amitabh Bachchan continues to be lauded for his acting prowess, the ability to experiment with roles and giving young actors a run for their money. And when both veteran actors come down to Goa to attend the...
  • IFFI 2014: Have no words to say; dedicate Centenary Award to my producers, directors and fans, says Rajinikanth 1 week ago

    Goa: In Indian showbiz industry, possibly the most inspirational story of rags-to-riches is of Rajinikanth - a bus conductor named Shivaji Gaekwad who went on to become a phenomenon called Thalaivar. Agreed, Rajinikanth is the undisputed superstar today, but it took him close to four decades to be one of...
  • IFFI 2014: Life-size cutouts of megastar Rajinikanth welcome tourists in Goa November 20, 2014

    Panaji: It feels awesome as you spot huge cut-outs of Rajinikanth dotting alongside the Mandovi river. Before you start interpreting this as a strategy to promote his upcoming films, allow us to explain you the reason. Since the megastar is hosting annual International Film Festival of India on November 20,...
  • Amitabh Bachchan to open IFFI 2014, Rajinikanth to receive centenary award November 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Two legends of Indian cinema - megastar Amitabh Bachchan and superstar Rajinikanth - will share the dais at the opening ceremony of the 45th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) to be held at Goa Nov 20-30. Newly-inducted Minister of State, Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore Tuesday announced...
  • Indian Super League: India's biggest football event kicks off with a glittering ceremony October 12, 2014

    The inaugural season of the Indian Super League got off to a grand opening on Sunday at Kolkata's Salt Lake Stadium with a blend of music, dance, entertainment, Bollywood and cricket. It was an evening to remember for the people of Kolkata as the much awaited Indian Super League did everything...
  • As it happened: Indian Super League 2014 opening glittering ceremony October 12, 2014

    (For Live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) With an amalgamation of Bollywood, cricket, slick promotion and branding and big sponsors, the Indian Super League (ISL) will kick off at the Mecca of Indian football, the Salt Lake Stadium, here on Sunday, aiming to revolutionise football in the...
  • ISL aims to develop Indian football at grassroot level: Nita Ambani October 12, 2014

    The tournament's founding chairperson said that the franchises are also focusing more on the development of football at the grassroot level. ...
  • Gangnam, fireworks and a glittering opening ceremony kick off Asian Games 2014 in Incheon September 19, 2014

    Incheon: The 17th Asian Games opened in a multicoloured blaze of fireworks and carefully crafted KPop routines on Friday, as athletes from the world's most populous region came together in pursuit of gold and glory in South Korea. An array of Olympians and regional sports stars will compete over 15 days...
  • As it happened: Asian Games 2014 Opening Ceremony September 19, 2014

    The opening ceremony of the 17th Asian Games is expected to be a grand affair showcasing Korea's past and future by using digital technology. Entertainer Kim SeongJu and KBS emcee Yun Suyeong are to host the Opening as well as the Closing Ceremony scheduled on October 4. Gangnam style performer Psy...
  • Asian Games Opening Ceremony: a showcase to Korea's past and future September 19, 2014

    Incheon: The opening ceremony of the 17th Asian Games here on Friday is expected to be a grand affair showcasing Korea's past and future by using digital technology. "We will display Korea's past and future by combining the characters and identities of Korea with its digital technology," said South Korean film...
  • Indian national flag hoisted at Asian Games Village September 18, 2014

    Incheon: The Indian tricolour was on Thursday hoisted at the Asian Games Village in the presence of the ChefdeMission Adille Sumariwala, a day before the opening ceremony of the sporting extravaganza at the main stadium is scheduled to take place. Former sprinter Sumariwala, IOA vicepresident Tarlochan Singh and more than 50...
  • World Kabaddi League kicks off with a glittering ceremony August 9, 2014

    London: A Bollywood song and dance routine to kick off the proceedings, a live DJ to entertain the steady trickle of expats filled with nostalgia and some oldfashioned beat of the dhol reverberated at the famous O2 arena as the Wave World Kabaddi League kicked off on Saturday. The megastructure which...
  • CWG 2014: India lead players' parade at glittering opening ceremony in Glasgow July 24, 2014

    London Olympics silver medallist Vijay Kumar proudly carried the tricolour as India, by the virtue of being the previous hosts, led the 2014 Commonwealth Games opening ceremony parade around Celtic Park here Wednesday night. India's female athletes were dressed in green sarees and sported the team blazer, the males proudly flaunted...
  • Commonwealth Games 2014 Opening Ceremony: As it happened July 24, 2014

    Catch all the updates from the Commonwealth Games 2014 glittering opening ceremony in Glasgow. The 20th edition of the Games will officially be opened by Queen Elizabeth II a ceremony at the iconic Celtic Park, the home of Scotland's famous football club Glasgow Celtic. The Opening Ceremony is expected to attract...
  • A glittering opening ceremony kicksoff FIFA World Cup 2014 June 13, 2014

    Sao Paulo: Itaquerao Stadium shined under blue skies as Brazil kicked off its home World Cup with a footballstyle Carnival Thursday before thousands of dancing yellowclad fans, who seemed eager to put construction delays and protests behind them. Jennifer Lopez, rapper Pitbull and pop star Claudia Leitte bounced around a giant...
  • FIFA World Cup 2014 Opening Ceremony: As it happened June 12, 2014

    Fans from around the world can finally stop counting down the minutes as the 2014 World Cup is actually upon us, set to begin with an exciting opening ceremony. While fans expect to be entertained by the ceremony, it really just signifies the start of the biggest sporting event in the...
  • Snapshot: SRK pulls an all-nighter in Abu Dhabi; posts a photo on Twitter April 15, 2014

    Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan and IPL team Kolkata Knight Riders, has been very busy these days. Slated to perform at the opening ceremony of the seventh season of the Indian Premier League, Khan has been burning the midnight oil, rehearsing for the show. He posted a photo of himself...
  • IPL 7: Shah Rukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit to light up gala opening? April 8, 2014

    The ICC World Twenty20 gripped Bangladesh for three weeks and now it's the turn of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) that awaits the Indian Premier League's (IPL) debut in the gulf, with reports of Bollywood stars joining the gala opening. The Gulf News has reported that Shah Rukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit...
  • 'IFFI 2013' begins in Goa, Czech director Jiri Menzel gets the Lifetime Achievement Award November 20, 2013

    New Delhi: Bollywood bigwigs Rekha, Kamal Haasan, Asha Bhonsle and world cinema stalwarts like Susan Sarandon, Iranian director Majid Majidi, Czech helmer Jiri Menzel are attending the opening ceremony of the 44th International Film Festival of India (IFFI). Veteran actress Waheeda Rehman will be conferred with the first Centenary Award for...
  • I don't see the IPL's status threatened by other leagues: Gaurav Kalra April 5, 2013

    Can the IPL season six sustain public interest over the next four to six weeks? CNNIBN's sports editor Gaurav Kalra joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. The advertising of IPL has been criticised by everyone.Too much glamour quotient,How is it helping cricket. Mandeep singh/Bisla who did...
  • Shah Rukh, Katrina, Deepika add B'wood glam to IPL opening ceremony April 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Cricket's biggest extravaganza India Premiere League kicked off its sixth edition in Kolkata amid much glamour and fanfare. But more than the cricket, it was Bollywood stars who kept the audiences entertained with their stellar performances. From Katrina Kaif's latkasjhatkas to Shah Rukh Khan's powerful performance, Bollywood was...
  • IPL opening night will be a spectacular ceremony: SRK April 2, 2013

    Kolkata: Promising to give a spectacular opening ceremony of the Indian Premier League in Kolkata Tuesday, Bollywood megastar Shah Rukh Khan said it would be an unprecedented experience for the country. "The Pepsi IPL 2013 opening nite will be a spectacular ceremony, the likes of which India has never seen before,"...
  • 'Spirit in Motion' gala opens 2012 Paralympics August 30, 2012

    London: Volleys of fireworks lit up the night sky, Beverley Knight belted out "I am what I am," and Britain's first Paralympic gold medallist lit the cauldron to open the 2012 London Paralympic Games. It was a night of empowerment for the disabled worldwide. "Enlightenment" was the theme, physicist Stephen Hawking...
  • It was error of judgement: Olympic gatecrasher August 3, 2012

    Bangalore: The mysterious woman, who gatecrashed into the Indian Olympic contingent's march past at the opening ceremony of the London Olympics, on Thursday regretted the incident, saying "it was an error of judgement" on her part. "It was an error of judgment. This act of mine disappointed many. I regret my...
  • Queen's 'Bond girl' stunt crowns majestic rebrand July 30, 2012

    London: Queen Elizabeth's virtuoso performance as the 'Bond girl' star of the Olympic opening ceremony crowns a majestic 15year special operation that has recast the monarch as the people's champion of a cool Britannia. Escorted by James Bond, played by actor Daniel Craig, in a helicopter gliding over a cheering...
  • 'Mystery woman' chosen to dance: father July 29, 2012

    Bangalore: Father of Madhura Nagendra, the mysterious woman, who gatecrashed into the Indian Olympic contingent's march past at the Opening Ceremony, on Sunday claimed that his daughter was officially selected for a dance performance by show creator Danny Boyle. Dressed in red shirt and blue trouser, Madhura was seen leading the...
  • We're looking into 'mystery' woman issue: Coe July 29, 2012

    London: London Olympic Games organisers on Sunday said that they were "looking into" the issue of an unidentified woman's presence in the Indian contingent during the march past at the Opening Ceremony, a development which has not only left the Indians angry but has generated a big controversy back home. The...
  • Go for Glory: London's spectacular opening show July 28, 2012

    CNNIBN's sports experts reckon London lived up to its promise of delivering a memorable Olympics opening. ...
  • Wildly creative ceremony opens London Olympics July 28, 2012

    London: The London Olympics blasted off with a highly creative ceremony ever witnessed in the history of the hallowed Games on Friday night. Danny Boyle, one of Britain's most successful filmmakers, who directed "Slumdog Millionaire" and "Trainspotting," had a ball with his favored medium, mixing filmed passages with live action to...