If Jesus could be born in 4BC then I guess the Olympics can start two days before the uttering of the phrase "Let the games begin".
Let's get something clear from the outset - opening ceremonies are a wank. And the Athens opening ceremony was a classic (no pun intended) case. It was an incredible achievement and logistic tour de force... but what does this have to do with sport?
I'll leave my comments, having viewed the replay on channel 7 during the day today, to just a few: