Sunday, 17 July 2016

Activity 2 Day 6: Entertaining the Crowd

Activity 2: The opening ceremonies for every Olympic Games must include formal speeches, a parade of athletes, songs and dances that showcase the culture of the host country. Follow this link to watch the highlights of opening ceremonies for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, England.
In the opening ceremony for the London Olympics there were a number of famous English people including the Queen, the Spice Girls, David Bowie, U2, the Rolling Stones and Paul McCartney. Imagine that we were going to host the Olympics here in New Zealand in 2024 and you were invited to be on the committee that decides who is invited to participate in the opening ceremonies.

As a member of the group you must choose one of the following people to be in the opening ceremony: Richie McCaw (rugby player), Lorde (singer), Kane Williamson (cricket player), Maria Tutaia (netball player), John Key (prime minister of New Zealand) or Shaun Johnson (league player). On your blog, tell us who you think is the best person to choose and explain why you think that they are the best choice.

I would choose Maria Tutaia, because Netball is a olymipic sport maybe it would be a good
way to have the best player like Maria Tutaia. to be in the ceremony.
She will be a amazing player to have in your team one day.


  1. Hi Henrietta!

    I think that you have made a great choice in selecting Maria Tutaia for this activity. She is a very talented netball player and a lovely person. Unfortunately, while netball is an event that is recognised by the Olympic committee, it is not currently an Olympic event. That is really sad, isn't it? To learn more about this history and role of netball in the Olympics you can follow this Wikipedia link:

    Keep up the great work with your blogging!!

    Cheers, Rachel :)

  2. Hi Henrietta,

    You have made a great choice here. I really like Maria and I think that she would be a great ambassador for New Zealand. Would you be nervous if you were asked to participate in an opening ceremony? I knew a few people who were part of the Rugby World Cup opening ceremony and they were really scared. I think that I would have felt exactly the same way. What about you?

    Keep it up!