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    Olympics 2008 Beijing


    I watched the Opening of them today and it was really great and beautiful.

    What's your favourite Category? Are you hoping your own country wins, or another one? I hope Germany will win alot of Gold.

    What i'm annoyed about this time, is all the anti-china attitudes concerning tibet. The olympics always stay out of politics and should remain so.




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    I like the Olympics and hope of course the Netherlands will win alot of gold this year (probably swimming again:p).


    Yeah indeed the whole Tibet thing was a bit over the top, the people of Tibet had all the right to show at this moment whats happening but the whole european or western attitude to China about Tibet was a bit to much.
    Then again we know China they did and do use the Olympics for politics themself.
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    The Olympics and the World Cup are the only sporting events that I really get excited about. I'm bummed that our women's soccer team already got beat by the Norwegians though, especially since they used to be so great back in Mia Ham's day. Aside from the soccer, I really look forward to seeing the Men's gymnastics and some of the track and field events.
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    I usually prefer the winter olympics, though during the summer olympics I especially enjoy watching the swimming events. Should be good for 2-4 medals in the swimming disciplines, too.
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    I enjoy Winter Olympics more, but I'm still hoping Germany will accomplish a lot of good results. However I'm also supporting Sweden.
    By the way, did anyone watch the opening ceremony? It was quite odd for me that Norway's flag was carried by a black female athlete.eyes:
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    The opening ceremony was really impressive, it was nice to see a complete focus on real Chinese culture and pride in their achievements and heritage; there were only Chinese people celebrating Chinese culture (with the slightly puzzling exception of a bunch of white guys playing the bagpipes at random moments . No doubt the opening ceremony of the 2012 games will be a complete travesty of "British" culture with rappers and bhangra dancers cavorting like idiots and readings from the koran or something.

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    I really liked the Tai Chi, the drumming and Confucian dance thing. The little boy who helped save other children deserved his time in the spotlight. My daughter really liked the flying asuras and olympic rings part. There were really good parts but there was overdone propaganda as well. The Lighting of the torch was painfully tacky as was the Smiley face on the Mountain Water painting. The US announcers were idiots that detracted from the whole thing.

    Did anyone else notice that TiaPai was not allowed to use its real flag? Making them use a 'specially made for the occasion flag' was just wrong. The Olympics are supposed to be above this kind of thing.


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    I dont like the idea of the Olympics being held in these type of nations to be honest, its just disgraceful.

    Check this out too:

    Relative of US Olympic coach killed in Beijing

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080809/...NtNPd2bSdbbBAF

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    Quote Originally Posted by ladybright View Post
    I really liked the Tai Chi, the drumming and Confucian dance thing. The little boy who helped save other children deserved his time in the spotlight. My daughter really liked the flying asuras and olympic rings part. There were really good parts but there was overdone propaganda as well. The Lighting of the torch was painfully tacky as was the Smiley face on the Mountain Water painting. The US announcers were idiots that detracted from the whole thing.

    Did anyone else notice that TiaPai was not allowed to use its real flag? Making them use a 'specially made for the occasion flag' was just wrong. The Olympics are supposed to be above this kind of thing.


    Go USA Fencing women.0:0003:
    China doesn't view Taipei as a "real" country, it is considered a rogue Chinese state *within* the PRC. Reality and China's reality do seem to conflict sometimes.eyes:

    As for sport, boxing and fußball for the most part... country of choice, Deutschland for the most part, the US for others...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kriegersohn View Post
    China doesn't view Taipei as a "real" country, it is considered a rogue Chinese state *within* the PRC. Reality and China's reality do seem to conflict sometimes.eyes:
    Well, as far as that's concerned the ROC isn't recognized by the US or the UN as a fully sovereign state. Personally, I'm glad that we haven't taken a more definitive stance. After all, I wouldn't wand the Chinese recognizing the Hawaiian secessionists as a sovereign nation.
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