Ric Birch
Australia Crest

Ceremonial staging guru responsible for many big events worldwide - L.A. Olympic Games Ceremony, hand over to Sydney at the closing ceremony in Atlanta and New Years Eve Sydney Harbour fireworks. Ric Birch

Birch will also be doing the Millennium fireworks on Sydney Harbour at the end of '99 and the opening and closing ceremonies at the 2000 Olympic Games at Stadium Australia, Homebush, Sydney.

The former Channel 10 Logies producer has the task of coming up with something different to light that cauldron on the evening of September 15th, 2000. Perhaps a laser beam like a spinning Boomerang? Someone suggested an la Barcelona arrow lighting of the cauldron with Greg Norman pitching a flaming golf ball into the air and hopefully the cauldron.

In May 99, the gold to make the Sydney 2000 Olympic and Paralympic gold medals was handed over to ceremonies director Ric Birch and Paralympian chief executive Lois Appleby by the Ophir Gold 2000 Committee.

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