Opening Ceremony

  • CWG 2014: India lead players' parade at glittering opening ceremony in Glasgow 4 days ago

    London Olympics silver medallist Vijay Kumar proudly carried the tri-colour 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 4 days ago

    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 kicks-off 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 football-style Carnival Thursday before thousands of dancing yellow-clad 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 13, 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? CNN-IBN'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 3, 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 latkas-jhatkas 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 15-year 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

    CNN-IBN'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...
  • Olympics: Opening ceremony sold out July 27, 2012

    London: London 2012 organisers say Friday's opening ceremony is a 60,000-strong sell-out. British director Danny Boyle's four-hour extravaganza had only 50 tickets remaining, a matter of hours before the ceremony was to begin, said Jackie Brock-Doyle, the organisers' communications director. "We had this morning, at about 9 a.m., about 200 tickets left....
  • Carl Lewis exclusive: Opening ceremonies great July 27, 2012

    The nine-time gold medallist from America shares his experiences of opening ceremonies at the Olympics. ...
  • Opening ceremony London 2012: Must have apps July 27, 2012

    New Delhi: The stage is now set and all eyes are on the London Olympics 2012 which is just hours away. In the quadrennial gala event, athletes of many sports of countries world over congregate to show their skills. Also, this time India is expected to break its Olympics medal...
  • Opening Ceremony London 2012: What's new July 27, 2012

    London: London, blow our minds. The world city that needs no introduction but could do with an Olympic-sized pick-me-up in the midst of economic recession launches the 2012 Summer Games with a spectacular opening ceremony on Friday that faces a unique challenge: to be as memorable as Beijing's planet-wowing, money-no-object...
  • Opening Ceremony London 2012: US may dip flag July 27, 2012

    London: The United States may break with a controversial tradition and dip its flag to Britain's leaders at the opening ceremony of the London Olympics, US Olympic Committee (USOC) CEO Scott Blackmun said on Thursday. "We've talked a little bit about that and you never know what is going to happen,"...
  • Olympics opening at 0130 IST on Jul 28 July 27, 2012

    London: The much-awaited opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics will start from 1:30 a.m. on July 28 IST and will run for no more than three hours. British director Danny Boyle, of Slumdog Millionaire fame, and another famed director Stephen Daldry have conceptualised the opening ceremony. The ceremony, which has been...
  • 'Hadn't sought permission to attend opening ceremony' July 25, 2012

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday barred Suresh Kalmadi from attending the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games but the sacked CWG Organising Committee chairman claimed that he had sought permission only to attend the IAAF Council meeting in London. Kalmadi said that he...
  • Beckham to be part of Olympics opening ceremony July 25, 2012

    However, the star England footballer refused to divulge any details in an interview given to CNN. ...
  • 'Secret device' for the opening ceremony march July 25, 2012

    London: The 205 teams marching at the London Olympics opening ceremony will be controlled with a "secret device" to ensure they do not delay the parade, the International Olympic Committee said on Tuesday. Several thousand athletes representing 205 nations and the four marching under the Olympic flag will walk at a...
  • Olympic opening: a spectacle minus surprises July 24, 2012

    The London Olympics opening ceremony will be a grand spectacle — but will it be a surprise? In a word, no. Director Danny Boyle wants the details to stay secret and games chief Sebastian Coe has pleaded for insiders to stop leaking details of the extravaganza. But in the age of camera...