How Can Olympics Ceremony Acknowledge Quake? Olympics opening ceremonies can be a time to rejoice, which can be tricky following a national tragedy. We look back at how Sept. 11 shaped the Salt Lake City ceremony in 2002 and how the China quake might color the upcoming ceremony.
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How Can Olympics Ceremony Acknowledge Quake?

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How Can Olympics Ceremony Acknowledge Quake?

How Can Olympics Ceremony Acknowledge Quake?

How Can Olympics Ceremony Acknowledge Quake?

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Olympics opening ceremonies can be a time to rejoice, which can be tricky following a national tragedy. We look back at how Sept. 11 shaped the Salt Lake City ceremony and how the China quake might color the upcoming ceremony. Don Mischer, whose company produced the 2002 ceremony, says that after a tragedy, "you don't want to be frivolous about things."