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Everything posted by Ikarus360

  1. Anyway, Xi won't be lonely next February. Won't be surprised if the rest of the anti-west guys (Lukashenko, Orban, etc.) will be assisting too out of spite. This feels like the Cold War all over again. https://news.cgtn.com/news/2021-12-15/Putin-says-looks-forward-to-attending-Beijing-2022-opening-ceremony-16102vjGeu4/index.html
  2. Reminder every chinese leader since Mao promised to retake Taiwan. Their endgame is to scare people from voting for Pan-Greens (specially the DPP) again and return to KMT party rule which was more domesticated to comply with the CCP. A war with Taiwan will be disastrous for their image and its not going to be a walk in the park like Hong Kong was.
  3. OBS intro should get leaked very soon now that we're at one month and half before the games.
  4. Not according to them anymore. They're deflecting the blame on America and discussion about the virus origin is now Verbotten in China, in a similar way to what happened in June 1989. And the arrogance of the mainland has reached a point they only don't care about what the "degenerate West" thinks, but also are taking pleasure in pissing them off. Did you saw the massive show they did to celebrate the anniversary of the CCP this year? Chinese don't lack at vanity, no matter the situation. And their dislike of Japan will push them to flex at them in anyway they can (not like surpassing whatever Japan did is too hard though)
  5. Reminder SBS (South Korea) got banned from transmitting Beijing 2008 because they leaked many scenes of their opening ceremonies. China was furious and the IOC had to comply with banning SBS as punishment. I doubt any other television company wants to venture itself into trying something similar.
  6. After how Tokyo 2020 ceremonies team got constantly screwed up by Cancel Culture which led to the mess we saw last July, i'm not surprised China is being more secretive than ever with their ceremonies. Don't expect them to release the names of the staff involved until after the show is over (Tokyo did this for their Paralympic ceremonies).
  7. Unsurprising given how low the relationships between Australia and China felt over the last couple of years. I doubt SK will join into the boycott given how the current president is friendly with Xi. Japan might maintain neutrality but will probably not send much representation. Given how also terribly bad the Strait relationships are, its very unlikely Taiwan will send any representant either (they surprisingly sent some for the 2008 Olympics despite the disputed status between the two).
  8. China is probably pretty much like this right now They will continue with their circus as if nothing happened and i'm sure they don't need America validation for it. If anything, this is just another nail more in the Olympics prestige coffin.
  9. I know someone probably said this already but screw the IOC and screw Thomas Bach. Part of me hopes things get even worse so they're finaly completely cornered and forced to make changes if they want to survive in the current era.
  10. Finally some decent videos of the ceremony. This was also my first Pan Am Games opening which I watched, back before they started going over the top with them like the Olympics.
  11. Oh, no, a diplomatic boycott. I'm pretty sure the CCP is totally going to care very much about this instead of giving zero fucks and laughing at the west. Seriously, some people in this thread need to get real.
  12. Wait for Wumaos play the Whataboutism card and mentioning the Vancouver 2010 incident to look better.
  13. Their National Games opening ceremony, even with the current Covid situation, and the anniversary of the CCP ceremony at Bird Nest were of a huge scale. Its no doubt they will do something big, specially if they can add more salt into the wound of a country they've never liked much such as Japan. Anyway, it started snowing in Beijing earlier than expected
  14. I wonder if the reason why they've given so little detail about the ceremonies and its staff has to do with the fact they want to avoid a Tokyo scenario where half of its staff was constantly Cancelled which lead to the disastrous ceremonies we already know.
  15. The only reason i'm watching the ceremonies is because of how Tokyo disastrously managed theirs with all their creative conflicts/people getting removed from the staff (things unrelated with the pandemic) and left me desiring much more. China enjoys dabbing at the world as of lately because of how increasingly aggressive they've become in economics/politics so its obvious they will do a huge show just to add more salt to Tokyo's wound.
  16. Stagnation. The population is too old and most of them still hold the positions of power and don't seem to like innovation/breaking the mold. I'm a big fan of Japan design wise but they've been falling behind their neighbour a bit over the last decade.
  17. Canada just unveiled their uniforms for the upcoming Winter Olympics
  18. Those medals look way too uninspired and boring. I expected more from chinese designers but it seems all the talent graphic design wise was dragged to the Hangzhou Asian Games, which had much better designs. The Look is not even that good either and feels random at best a farcry from the Luck Clouds of 2008 which were one of my favorite brands.
  19. Thread to talk about the next regional event in the American continent. Some days ago, the mascot was unveiled.
  20. Torch arrives at Beijing http://www.news.cn/english/2021-10/20/c_1310257158.htm
  21. Flame handover ceremony at Panathinaiko Stadium https://www.bilibili.com/s/video/BV11b4y1h724
  22. Well, what can we expect from an insecure person who literally banned a cartoon character because of unoffesive comparisons.
  23. Anyway, lets talk about my favorite moment of the event. https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/beijing-games-flame-lit-olympia-be-flown-china-tuesday-2021-10-18/ At least the CCP was smart this time to keep the Torch Relay inside its own land. Too bad that won't save them from the Greek route.
  24. My contempt toward both these games and its host nation is so big I legit forgot this started today.
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