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PyeongChang 2018 Ceremonies Spoiler Thread

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Outside of the stadium:

 

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This guy recorded this enchanting video with some surrounding music. Could that music be used in a segment for the Opening Ceremony? If so, I'm guessing this lovely and enchanting piece of music would be used for a Traditional segment (since the OC will show a mix of both Traditional and Modern Korea).

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Look what I found:

It's the practice hall where the performers have been practising for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies. It was at Kintex Korea (Korea International Exhibition Center) in Goyang (just Northwest of Seoul). The lines in the round stage could be a clue for the Artistic Segment of both the OC & CC.

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On 17/01/2018 at 7:02 AM, Ikarus360 said:

 

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I wonder what the white stuff is on the seats? It's either snow or the jackets/blankets and spectator props.

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KINTEX Exhibition Hall 2

20 minutes ago, PikyoK said:

If so, I'm guessing this lovely and enchanting piece of music would be used for a Traditional segment (since the OC will show a mix of both Traditional and Modern Korea).

 

I could be wrong. The music could also be used for a modern or technology segment showcasing the evolution of Modern Korea in the past 30 years.

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Music sounds very dramatic/peaceful to be for a modern/technology segment. I think this might be either Dove of Peace or some of the earlier segments of the show. Also looks like it snowed heavily last night. While I would love to see snow add to the winter feel, I really hope strong winds are absent. There were already talks of moving the Opening to the Ice Hockey arena or something if the weather was too unbearable to work.

Seems on this very short vid they put something at the left of the main staircase, but its hard to see.

 

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They are installing the look of the games inside the stadium now

 

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Not sure what will they be performing but here's some songs from them.

 

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The article says Jeon Ink Won was also confirmed to perform at the Opening Ceremony. He is known as the lead singer of the folk group Deulgookhwa. I can't find this confirmed in another source though so i'm not sure about its credibility.

 

 

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Looks like there was an official press conference just now about both the Opening and Closing ceremonies which was broadcasted via Periscope. I will try posting some screenshots

 

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http://news.hankyung.com/article/201801239952l

For what I could translate from this article, since the decision of North Korea participation came up very late, they said they didn't planned to make changes to the ceremony, beside the fact both Koreas will march as an unified team as Arirang will be played, since the rehearsals are already being made. There was a proposal to make the NK Taekwondo team perform at the opening supposedly, but they mentioned they haven't hear of said proposal yet. Also, it seems that the South Korean flag and anthem will be raised as part of the protocol, since it is the host nation. 

One more thing. Since the stage has a pentagram shape, the director apparently says it both fits with both the Five olympic rings and the Ying Yang Five Line Thought (which I guess its the traditional 5 elements on eastern belief)

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It could also be translated as the Five Constants of Confucianism (Confucianism was the dominant religion during the Joseon era).

They have also released a promotional video instructing the recommended type of clothing to wear at the Opening Ceremony

https://twitter.com/pyeongchang2018/status/955693381581127682/video/1

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Apparently from reading this article:

http://news.hankyung.com/pyeongchang2018/view?aid=2018012398391

The Opening Ceremony will feature five children as the main roles (a la Sydney 2000, Sochi 2014) who will travel through time from "ancient mythological blends between people and nature" to the future "where Artificial Intelligence and utilising 5G technology will come into place" (there will definitely be drones present at OC). The purpose of the time-travel from Traditional Korea to Modern Korea is to "search for peace on the Korean Peninsula", hence why the theme for the OC is titled "Peace in Motion". Song Seung Hwan describes it as a "Winter Fairy Tale" and funny enough, it is a fairy tale. XD

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Ok, this is a big spoiler, everybody. 

It seems the element which will connect the segments of the show, called "Peace in Motion" will be five kids, each one representing the five olympic rings, who will travel through Korea's history since ancient times to the present time, as they overcome trials in order to create a journey to a peaceful future.

http://news.hankyung.com/pyeongchang2018/view?aid=2018012398391

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PyeongChang Opening Ceremony theme is peace ... AI · 5G 'winter fairy tale' drawn

'The bells that fit the people of the world make the world white ice. In a world of pure white, five children come to an answer to peace through adventure. "

It is the main contents of the opening ceremony of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics opening on the 9th of next month. It is the story that five children who symbolize the Olympics' "Oh Rin" draw a peaceful world through the power of connection and communication through adventure in Korean history and culture.


Yang Jung-woong, who directed the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Olympic Games, said in a press briefing media briefing held at the Main Press Center in Panshang, Gangwon Province on 23rd, "This opening ceremony is a story of peace that everyone can sympathize with, "The five children will travel from time to time in ancient myths to see people and nature harmonize together and overcome trials and suffering to create a journey to the future of peace." He said, "Although the opening ceremony will pay attention to the value of people, we will apply cutting-edge technology to performances. We will be able to confirm performances using artificial intelligence (AI), 5G technology and drones at the opening ceremony." He added.

The general secretary of Song Seung-hwan opened the Olympic torch relay (bird's-eye view) for the first time at the opening ceremony. The torchbear is shaped by five fingers supporting a white porcelain jar. Song said, "We have concluded that the white porcelain jar is the best value for harmony, fusion and peace, which are core values of the PyeongChang Olympic Games." Kim Young Se, designer, And Alain DeMong, who are praised by world-renowned scholars, are trying to convey the elegance and elegance of Korean beauty through our unique white porcelain jar. " He said, "We are prepared to prepare for the start of the opening ceremony. We are also considering a demonstration of Taekwondo in North Korea."

Lee Hee-beom, chairman of the organizers of the Winter Olympics, said, "At the opening ceremony, the two Koreas hold a Korean peninsula and enter the Korean peninsula, but Taegeukgi and the national anthem also appear." Lee said, "In order for VIPs to enter the venue, we will hold a three-minute concert with the motif" Taegeuk "as a host, host Taegeukgi as a hosting host for the Olympics and host national anthems." As a result of North Korea's participation, I hope to be delivered to you. " A special guest will be presented at the closing ceremony, he added.

He also said he prepared for the cold. At the opening ceremony, we will distribute a set of 6 kinds of pancakes including Puncho's, knee blanket, hot pack cushion, hand and foot hot pack, cold hat, etc., and install windbreaker, heating shelter and heater in closing ceremony place. They provide hot drinks and food trucks from the moving line to the meeting area.

Lee said, "There is a rumor that the winter Olympics are cold, but it is too cold in some parts of the country." He said, "Do not worry too much because you are preparing for the cold weather and the transportation of 43,000 people on the day of the event. did. Lee said, "If the Seoul Olympics had been a chance for Korea to be known all over the world 30 years ago, the Pyeongchang Olympic Games will be a chance for Korea to become a cultural powerhouse on the basis of the Korean Wave spreading all over the world. Everyone should collect their strength. "

I think the article also mentions they want to create a "wow" factor when it comes to the lightning of the Cauldron. 

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I think this is gonna be a wonderful artistic segment and I wonder if the kids will all be Korean or from different continents? The way how they will put this artistic segment together seems amazing. In the words of McDonald's (Olympic Sponsor), "I'm lovin' it"

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While using kids as an element which connects the segments of a show has been done already in other ceremonies (Sydney 2000, Sochi 2014 (to a certain extent) and Doha 2006), this time seems to be an interesting take. If the kids are supposed to be the 5 continents I kind of hope they do come from the respective continent they represent. 

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18 minutes ago, Ikarus360 said:

While using kids as an element which connects the segments of a show has been done already in other ceremonies (Sydney 2000, Sochi 2014 (to a certain extent) and Doha 2006), this time seems to be an interesting take. If the kids are supposed to be the 5 continents I kind of hope they do come from the respective continent they represent. 

That'd be very interesting indeed. If they are, this could be a reference to Hallyu (globalisation of Korea to the world)

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So the drone bit would be at the end...does that mean they're not gonna form the rings? Also, how do you have a performance involving a mobile communication standard? And they're very much the anti-London when it comes to the flame - do they wanna show it off as much as possible?

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5 minutes ago, yoshi said:

So the drone bit would be at the end...does that mean they're not gonna form the rings? Also, how do you have a performance involving a mobile communication standard? And they're very much the anti-London when it comes to the flame - do they wanna show it off as much as possible?

I used Bing Translator to translate an article. I believe that when they say 5G, they probably meant a "next generation" technology where you have phones, fast internet speeds and other show-stopping technology.

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8 minutes ago, yoshi said:

So the drone bit would be at the end...does that mean they're not gonna form the rings? 

 

You never know. It's nore than likely that they might want the drones to form the Olympic Rings but we don't know yet. But the directors are trying their best to keep it secret.

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Just now, PikyoK said:

It's nore than likely 

I meant to say more instead of nore

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What I understood is they want to use 5G technology to help with the ceremonies, which is, applying cutting edge technology for the show. 

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So i just saw this on 'Auslandsjournal' on German Television ZDF - -  they talk about a roboter being involved somehow carrying the flame during the O.C. - - - 

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starts at 22:35 and dates from January 10. 2018 

https://www.zdf.de/politik/auslandsjournal/spiele-im-schatten-der-bombe---suedkorea-vor-olympia-vom-10-januar-2018-100.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

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1 minute ago, Waldi said:

So i just saw this on 'Auslandsjournal' on German Television ZDF - -  they talk about a roboter being involved somehow carrying the flame during the O.C. - - - 

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starts at 22:35 and dates from January 10. 2018 

https://www.zdf.de/politik/auslandsjournal/spiele-im-schatten-der-bombe---suedkorea-vor-olympia-vom-10-januar-2018-100.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

OK  i just googled more about the Robot - 

they allready used it during the torch relay #falsealarm :) 

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