Feel the sun on my face…
Madonna’s “Easy Ride” has been chosen as part of the closing ceremony of the 2006 Paralympics Games yesterday night in Turin, Italy.
At the end of the ceremony, a great show of fireworks and the emotion felt especially by the inhabitants of Turin who, as from the last February 11, the opening day of the Olympic Winter Games, had experienced the excitement of knowing that their city was at the centre of the world, and not just the sports world.
“Nothing will be like it was before – underlined the President of the Italian Paralympic Committee, Luca Pancalli – because sport does not make any differences. Torino leaves us with an exciting legacy, which we will tackle with a newfound enthusiasm. And, through the difficult times, it will be enough to remember any moment of this thrilling adventure in order to carry on”.
And there goes the spring that made us “feel the sun on our face” as said in a song by Madonna sung by a nine-year-old girl, and which lit up the historical buildings with flashes of light.
Based on an article on paralympicgames.torino2006.org.