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When was the last time live doves were released during the opening ceremony of a Summer Olympic Games?

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When was the last time live doves were released during the opening ceremony of a Summer Olympic Games?
posted Nov 19 by Aastha Joshi

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1992
At the previous Olympics in 1988 doves were injured or burnt alive when the cauldron was lighted; in 1992 live doves were again released but hours before the cauldron was lit, but in subsequent Olympics the practice was abandoned in favour of releasing symbolic "doves".

answer Nov 20 by Tapesh Kulkarni
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