Team Behind Opening Ceremonies of the Sochi 2014 and London 2012 Olympic Games to Produce the Ceremonies of Special Olympics World Games
FiveCurrents named executive producer for the world’s largest sports and humanitarian event in 2015
When more than 7,000 athletes representing 177 countries march into the historic Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum next July in front of 90,000 fans, including Presidents, Prime Ministers, Kings, Queens and dignitaries from around the world, the creative and production team of FiveCurrents will celebrate this moment with an unmatched spectacle of lights, sounds and magic. FiveCurrents of Los Angeles, Calif., recently entertained millions who watched the company’s work for the Sochi 2014 Olympic Opening and Closing Ceremonies. They were also the production company behind Danny Boyle’s celebrated London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony.
LA2015, the Organizing Committee for the 2015 Special Olympics World Games, chose FiveCurrents after a competitive process to be the Executive Producer for their Ceremonies, given their experience working on 12 Olympic Games, four Paralympic Games and nine major multi-sport events during the last 25 years.
The Opening Ceremony will celebrate the true stars of the Games — the athletes of Special Olympics — with a Parade of Athletes, the culmination of the final leg of the Law Enforcement Torch Run and lighting of the Special Olympics cauldron. The Opening Ceremony will be broadcast live and distributed internationally by ESPN, the Official Broadcaster of the 2015 Special Olympics World Games.
“We are looking forward to creating the stage that will celebrate the courage, determination and joy of our athletes,” said Patrick McClenahan, President and Chief Executive Officer of LA2015. “With the support of FiveCurrents, we will welcome the world as we cast a spotlight on acceptance and inclusion.”
“We are proud to serve as the official producer of the Special Olympics World Games 2015,” said Scott Givens, President of FiveCurrents. “Having produced the Opening Ceremonies of back-to-back Olympic Games, we are looking forward to bringing the world together to celebrate another once-in-a-lifetime moment of international pride right here in our home state and country.”
The Opening Ceremony will take place at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Saturday, July 25, 2015 to mark the start of nine inspiring days of events as part of the Special Olympics World Games.
To learn more, visit www.LA2015.org.