Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Olympics spokeswoman: 'No conscious decision' to omit Atlanta from opening ceremony montage

Posted By on Tue, Jul 31, 2012 at 11:44 AM

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A spokeswoman for the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games says the exclusion of Atlanta, Los Angeles, and Berlin from an opening ceremony montage wasn't an intentional snub.

The film, which aired before filmmaker Danny Boyle's lavish production on Friday night kicking off the 2012 games, included Olympic posters from previous host cities stretching back to 1896.

Writes Joanna Manning-Cooper, the LOC's head of public relations and media, in a Tuesday morning email to CL:

Danny Boyle chose a selection of posters from some, but not all, previous Olympic Games to appear in the film that opened the Ceremony. There was no conscious decision to omit any City, it was simply that not all posters could fit into the time available in the film.

View the video in question, courtesy of SB Nation, and judge for yourself if Atlanta and the other cities could have been squeaked into the montage.

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