- Kuwait Times Extra
I believe that the London Olympic 2012 has made history fresh in our minds, as well as for billions of people around the globe who viewed it on TV or attended the opening ceremonies when the UK welcomed the world with its stunning surprises, fireworks, world leaders and music celebrities.
In Kuwait local time, the ceremonies started late at night and were over around 4 am. So, for those who go to bed early it was a late night, but it was worth every minute. Such events do not happen every day. So who would wish to miss such an opportunity? I believe no one.
The show had pictured British history and developments with thousands of children and young people participating. I think the opening ceremonies were inspired by the UK’s culture and traditions of people from around the world. That I think is pure talent, especially when dealing with such large numbers of performers!
For me, the opening was perfect. But, I have seen some comments on Twitter that the show was only about Britain! Well, I believe the host country is entitled to express itself and introduce all its achievements to the world, especially if that country is the UK with its ancient history and accomplishments, and focus on peace and humanity.
This historic sports event is being held at the right place and at the right time. I could not think of any other country that is more capable, even during times of regional and international tensions, to receive and welcome all key leaders and their teams and yet keep them secure and content. Nothing should interrupt or disturb the organizing of this sensitive and essential Olympic games, that for years everyone has waited for. As for the players, some have been training since birth for this moment and waited years to be admitted to join the Olympics. This is not just a local game, as everyone is right to feel proud of the UK and to see his country team be part of this event.
Kuwait has been given the right to participate and I personally felt happy to see a Kuwaiti team with a young lady swimmer joining them. For a moment, I wondered who would be there to salute the Kuwait team. I have seen Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al Sabah there and it made me feel more happy that we had someone who cares to be available. I wish them all well.
The 2012 Summer London Olympic Games are to last until 12 August 2012. I’m sure there will be more fun and super games to be watched until that date.
By Muna Alfuzai
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