But through the years, the event also reminds me of the many songs performed during the opening and closing ceremonies for both the Summer and Winter Meets. Some of these songs recorded by international artistes have been specially composed for the occasion while others are classic hits selected for their specific themes.
The many top stars who contributed their songs and services include: Long John Baldry, Harry Chapin, John Williams, Whitney Houston, Sarah Brightman, Freddie Mercury, Celine Dion, Gloria Estafan, John Lennon and Brian May.
You may know some of them like, Nadia's Theme which is Theme from The Young and The Restless, Olympic Fanfare by John Williams, One Moment In Time by Whitney Houston, Amigo Para Siempre from Sarah Brightman. Then there's John Lennon's Imagine, Vengelis' Chariots of Fire, Queen's, We Will Rock You and the Beatles, Come Together.
Sarah Brightman, Jose Carreras - Amigo Para Siempre - 1992
Please let me share my favourites with you.
2) Brian May, 2012 Olympic Games, London, England.
You Tube: 1) 2012 Olympic Games, London, England.
2) 1988 Olympic Games, Seoul, South Korea.