FiveCurrents’ and Scott Givens’ new project, Olympics Live! was featured in the Olympic-insider magazine, Around the Rings. Rio de Janeiro is the first city to sign on to the exciting project, which will take the live experience of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games to cities around the world. Here’s the article:
Rio First to Olympics Live
The city of Rio de Janeiro will host an Olympic festival during the Beijing Games, created by a ceremonies veteran. Scott Givens, the man behind the 2007 Pan Am ceremonies, the Salt Lake 2002 opening ceremony and a range of other celebrations, is launching his Olympics Live! festival concept for the 2008 Games in Rio and other cities.
Rio was the first city to confirm it will host one of Givens’ Games-time live sites. Giant
televisions showing broadcasts from Beijing, concerts, sport demonstrations and a festival atmosphere are part of his plan. Several other cities are in negotiation to link up with the party. An announcement of the entire list of cities is expected at the beginning of 2008.