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Pyeongchang 2018 Opening Ceremony Verdicts and Reviews

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On 2018/2/10 at 12:36 PM, Ikarus360 said:

About the quietness of the crowd, you guys have to remember culture in Korea and Japan is very different. They strongly believe in not causing discomfort to others as much as possible, hence why many don't tend to be noisy/speak too much in public. So it's kind of normal on this case. Also the fact this is a 35.000 stadium.

You are wrong. The truth is just the opposite. For the Japanese they do believe in not causing discomfort to others, but Koreans are not, Koreans always making noise in the public which are seen as very noisy and rude people.

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For what I know, Korean people are usually very energetic with this kind of event so it surprised me a little when the crowd was somewhat quiet. However, looking deeply into the situation, I can understand why.

This is the open-air stadium with only 35,000 seats and they have to suffer the biting cold which is the coldest ever so it's really hard for them to be all cheery and energetic. I think it's the stadium and the weather playing the main part of this issue.

When you look at Summer Games: Most of them have seats: from 60,000-80,000 so the crowd would be much louder plus it's Summer Olympics, it's not cold so people can have more energy.

For Winter Olympics, Sochi and Vancouver both have roof and central heating system for their stadium and they both have seats over 50,000.

Do you see the differences?


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On 15/02/2018 at 2:48 PM, baron-pierreIV said:

Why the double "awards" ceremony?  The so-called "mascot" ceremony first out at the venue; and then the formal-medal-athem one @ the Medals Plaza @ night?  Isn't this a case of "Awards Ceremony" overkill?  Why no Kim Jung Un dolls??? 


In keeping with Winter Olympics tradition, the actual medals for the day’s winners are distributed at a single nightly celebration, which in Pyeongchang takes place at the unimaginatively named Medals Plaza.

The plush animals are replacements for the floral bouquets traditionally given to modern Olympic victors. The bouquets were themselves nods to the olive wreaths that Olympic champions received in antiquity. This nice and historically relevant tradition bit the dust at the 2016 Rio Games, when, citing sustainability concerns, the Rio organizers decided to dump the flowers and instead give the winners little “resin, polyresin, and PVC” sculptures of the Rio Olympics  logo.


Admittedly, that doesn't explain why they didn't use Kim Jong Un dolls ...

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