[quote=""Divia""]In American the commentators thought the doves looked like ET or reminded them of teh movie ET.
And after they said that I was like oh yeah....
Someone posted on facebook frames from the LOTR movie and frames from the olypmics. And yeah after I saw the two side by side I was like ohhh hey... lol[/quote]
That's interesting. I was so struck by the LOTR symbolism that I did wonder if it was intentional.
Re the doves. I was told that they used to use real doves in the ceremony until the Seoul olympics when a lot of them got barbecued in the Olympic flame, so now they tend to be symbolic!
Les proz e les vassals
Souvent entre piez de chevals
Kar ja li coard nI chasront
'The Brave and the valiant
Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'
Histoire de Guillaume le Mareschal