Secrets of the Olympic Ceremonies [NOOK Book]

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Everything you always wanted to know about Olympic rituals and ceremonies but were too afraid to ask. Untold stories of Olympic intrigue and chicanery woven with secrets and behind-the-scene buzz of how these multimillion-dollar spectacles are put together. It's a privileged, sneak peek into the guarded, secretive world of the making of Olympic ceremonies including:

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Secrets of the Olympic Ceremonies

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Overview

Everything you always wanted to know about Olympic rituals and ceremonies but were too afraid to ask. Untold stories of Olympic intrigue and chicanery woven with secrets and behind-the-scene buzz of how these multimillion-dollar spectacles are put together. It's a privileged, sneak peek into the guarded, secretive world of the making of Olympic ceremonies including:

* Full histories of the various torch relays through the years
* How they lit the cauldrons—from Moscow to Sydney to Beijing
* Who was first with certain stunts and the production concepts you never saw
* More than 150 images--many never-before-published photos and schematics--of Summer and Winter Olympic ceremonies...
make SECRETS the definitive, comprehensive volume on the subject.

Written by someone who's worked with at least two Olympic Games and has watched almost every Olympic ceremony since 1968. Make this your indispensible guide to the magic, wonder and spectacle of the XXXth Olympic Games which open in London on 27 July 2012.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014529792
  • Publisher: eBookIt.com
  • Publication date: 4/18/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 150
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

Myles Garcia has been a lifelong aficionado of the Olympic Games, especially the ceremonial aspects of it. He has viewed nearly every Olympic ceremony, both Opening and Closing, since 1968. He worked behind the scenes with Los Angeles 1984 and was a cast member in 1996. He was also lucky enough to attend the Barcelona and Beijing opening ceremonies in person. Myles is a member of the ISOH, the International Society of Olympic Historians.

In addition, Myles is also a cabaret performer; has worked in television production; advertising; dabbled in the legal support field. Myles holds a bachelor of art's degree in Communications from the University of the Philippines; has competed on Jeopardy!; conceived a trivia-board game project about the Olympics; written three screenplays and is at work on his first stage play. He currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and is available for any sort of Ceremonial consulting.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2012

    Buy ! Don't hold back!

    "Secrets" takes you on a wild ride of Olympic proportions! The book delivers on its promise of "behind-the-scenes revelations" & leaves you wanting more. A perfect companion book for someone who will be glued to the telly for the London Olympics this summer! Or for someone who reads the sports pages only during the Olympic Games.

    Only a genuine, crazy fan like Garcia could have written a book such as "Secrets" !

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 13, 2012

    A comprehensive, timely and FUN book!!

    Just finished the eBook version of SECRETS OF THE OLYMPIC CEREMONIES. It’s entertaining and informative all the way. Ever since I saw my first Olympic ceremony in Montreal 1976, I was always fascinated by how they put these unique spectacles together. I may have missed some in-between, but this ebook does a great job of filling me in on the ceremonies that I missed. SECRETS is fun, knowledgeable and full of juicy gossip.

    While I may not get to London this year, I have one regret about this eBook version. It has a modicum of pictures which the print version has. There are barely a dozen photos whereas the print version (which I have seen at a friend’s house) is just overloaded with great photos of ceremonies past. Failing that, I am looking forward to the London ceremonies in July even from my home screen, fully armed with a lot of juicy, backstage anecdotes from this volume which is still a great value and keepsake. The 2012 edition (either version) features a good teasing preview of what to expect from London this July. It’s a very comprehensive book, filled with all the strange and fascinating facts that would gladden the hearts of most Olympic fans.

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