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« on: August 09, 2008, 02:23:01 AM »

I actually watched much of this.

That was so over the top... those Chinese people are totally insane.  Wow.  "Retire the trophy" for opening ceremonies, indeed.
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« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2008, 05:45:50 AM »

U.S. Olympic Coach's Relative Killed in Beijing

Aug. 9 (Bloomberg) -- An American tourist related to a U.S. Olympic volleyball coach was stabbed to death today in Beijing by a suicide attacker, according to the city's police and a U.S. embassy spokeswoman.

The tourist, his wife and Chinese guide were attacked at the Drum Tower in central Beijing by a man wielding a knife, said Zhi Shaodong, spokesman of the Chinese capital's police. The attacker jumped to his death from the second floor of the tower, Zhi said.

The attack on the first day of Beijing's Olympic Games casts a shadow on the world's largest sports event as China's government seeks to project the image of a progressive and peaceful nation to an estimated 4 billion television viewers globally. As many as 500,000 tourists are expected to visit the Chinese capital during the Olympics, which run through Aug. 24.

``My heart skipped a beat,'' said Jennie Finch, pitcher of the U.S. softball team when told of the attack. ``You get concerned.''

The assailant, identified as Tang Yongming, 47, hailed from Hangzhou city in eastern China. An identification card was found on his body, police spokesman Zhi said. The U.S. visitors had entered China on tourist visas, he said.

The wife of the slain man and their Chinese guide have been taken to a hospital in Beijing, said Susan Stevenson, a U.S. Embassy spokeswoman, declining to give further details.


Two relatives of a coach for the men's indoor volleyball team were stabbed and the wife was ``seriously injured,'' the U.S. Olympic Committee said in a statement.

``Our priority in this hour is to attend to the needs of the family members, the U.S. Olympic men's indoor volleyball team and staff, and the entire U.S. Olympic delegation,'' the committee said in the statement.
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« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2008, 09:22:16 AM »

^holy crap

ceremony  was way too long but impressive
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« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2008, 08:50:06 PM »

That's sort of a thread hijack.  I didn't ask about that article, which is tragic, but not relevant to the opening ceremony.
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« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2008, 09:29:13 PM »

Open ceremony was awesome, I hope Chicago gets the next one to see how we try to top it, Mayor Daley isn't going to spend THAT much money.
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« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2008, 09:34:50 AM »

he probably won't have to construct the entire state from the ground up before hand though
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« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2008, 10:58:09 AM »

he probably won't have to construct the entire state from the ground up before hand though
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That's true.
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« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2008, 07:51:42 AM »

Yes the Opening Ceremony's were great ... it's amazing what you can do with a computer and lip syncing nowadays.

Is anything their doing real?

Most of the fireworks were CGI.
The opening singer lip-sync'd.
and now the Chinese girls gymnastic team looks to be about 12 years old (16 is minimum)

Geez ain't communism grand.
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