BYU grad helped organize opening ceremony

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One member of the Beijing Organizing Committe support staff is a Utahn and a BYU graduate, and he says you better pay attention early on during the opening ceremony.

Jeff Ruffolo, who is part of the Beijing Olympic Organizing Committee says, "I think Utahns will be blown off your seats. You better have seat belts on for the opening ceremonies because you're going to get knocked into your garage. We are going to blow you away."

Ruffolo is a BYU graduate and now a senior expert with the Beijing Organizing Committee. But he's not the only one promising shock and awe here tonight.

American Swimmer, Michael Phelps says, "It's definitely going to be one of a kind, something you've never seen before. "

Carlos Boozer is heading into his second opening ceremony and says, "I don't miss it. It's going to be one incredible show. I'm so excited. I've got my dad here. And he'll be able to win this with us. And at the same time this is my second go around so I am looking forward to see how they switch it up from Athens to this year."

Ruffalo added, "And now a whole family of humanity is here tonight. That is a wonderful moment for the Chinese nation."

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