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Looking back at past Olympic Opening Ceremonies


Viewers can expect an extravaganza when Sochi’s Olympic Opening Ceremony kicks in on NBC at 7:30 p.m. ET. After all, previous events have really upped the ante when it comes to impressive displays of art, culture and patriotism. provides an eye-popping gallery of what past Winter Olympic Opening Ceremonies have offered. Here are a few highlights from the bunch, but again, the entire collection is well worth a click.

Vancouver 2010


Torino 2006


Salt Lake City 2002


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