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17 minutes ago, munichfan said:

Oh no. :wacko:

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Is that a Uighur woman (or a Han woman dressed in Uighur costume...) carrying the flag? So they actually have the audacity to pull that off?!?

Plus, more lip-sync kids. Hooray!

 

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Not really. Uyghur costume looks like this:

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However it would absolutely not shocking if they did. They need to keep with the narrative everything is fine and not including them would be interpreted as a form of recognizing the facts.

 

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Isn't it kinda weird most of what was shown in the sneak peak is almost strictly protocol? (entrance of the national flag, Olympic Flag, oath of athletes, etc. ) Makes you wonder if Yimou strictly wanted to keep more secrecy for the ceremony he kinda forced the OBS to not show too much.

I remember PC2018 preview having shown more artistic content, for example. Same for Tokyo despite what happened in it.

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2 hours ago, Nacholympic said:

Is it ice reflected on the floor?

 

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I don’t think so. I think it’s just the reflective surface of the screen. The preview with people dancing on it makes me think it is not ice, but I hope to be wrong :)

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10 hours ago, synergy said:

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Aerial shots 20220201 | CCTV News

Thanks @synergy for these shots.

The vertical screen ‘circled in blue’ below (I think it’s a screen?) lends itself to being some kind of “pathway” for the flame.

Of note too is a mysterious new skinny object ‘circled in yellow’ in a very prominent and central position at that end of the stadium rim. 

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26 minutes ago, AustralianFan said:

これらのショットをありがとう@synergy。

下の「青で囲まれた」垂直スクリーン(スクリーンだと思いますか?)は、炎のある種の「経路」になります。

スタジアムの縁の端にある非常に目立つ中央の位置にある「黄色で囲まれた」神秘的な新しい細いオブジェクトも注目に値します。 

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This must be a tapestry. I think it is very important and has something to do with final part of the ceremony.

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Taiwan reverses Beijing Games ceremonies decision

Taiwan's team for the Beijing Winter Olympics has reversed its decision to skip the Games' opening and closing ceremonies after it received requests to attend by the International Olympic Committee.

Officials in Taiwan had said on Friday that the 15-member Olympic delegation, including four athletes, will not take part in the ceremonies.

They had explained that they would not have enough delegates for the events, due to the need to adapt to China's strict pandemic controls.

The Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee announced a reversal on Monday. It says it was asked by the International Olympic Committee to attend the ceremonies in accordance with the Olympic Charter.

It says the IOC also offered full cooperation regarding efforts to ensure the health of athletes.

There was speculation that Taiwanese officials decided to skip the ceremonies due to concerns that China may refer to Taiwan as "Taipei, China" at the Games, effectively treating it as part of China.

However, the Beijing Games' organizing committee uses the term "Chinese Taipei" on its official website, in line with Taiwan's position.

https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20220201_17/

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^Isn't that just SO peachy of the IOC. In one instance, they say that DON'T get "involved" in hosts countries' politics, & that they they're "not" the world police. Yet here they are, getting *involved*, & telling Taiwan what they "should do". :rolleyes: Such double standard practices, to say the least.

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The IOC are requiring Taiwan to attend the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games.

Just as the IOC required North Korea to attend the Tokyo Games and subsequently banned them for refusing to do so.

The IOC also banned Russia from the Games for dooing violations.

This is the IOC’s job. It always has been.   It has got nothing to do with the politics between China and Taiwan.

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But Taiwan is not refusing to *attend* Beijing 2022, like NK did with Tokyo 2020ne. They're just wanting to refuse going to the *ceremonies*. Doping & refusing to go to ceremonies I wouldn't qualify as being in the same category, either.

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1 minute ago, AustralianFan said:

Taiwan can expect to be sanctioned if they do not comply with IOC requirements which is that all National Olympic Committees at the Games must attend the Opening Ceremony.  At least some in each team must attend.

I’m sure they’d be fine, as they always are, to march behind their officially IOC approved NOC designation of Chinese Taipei, instead of the arbitrarily assigned title China is now trying to foist on them against all agreements they’ve made in the past. It is extremely hypocritical of the IOC to decry Taiwan’s actions as “politicical” and threaten sanctions, while turning a blind eye to a blatant political act by the PRC.

How would you have felt if Oz had been required to march into the 2012 stadium behind a placard saying “British Dominion of Australia”? 

While NOC’s might be “required” to march in the oc, individual athletes are not. I’d hope the “Taipei, China”  placard is followed by an empty team.

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If I'm not wrong, in Tokyo at least a few of the smaller countries only had placeholders marching in.

The hypocrIOCy is obvious. I finally watched a documentary plus talk show today that ran on German prime time yesterday evening and which made an absolute trashing of China's and the IOC's public claims vs reality, including an interview with an Uyghur who escaped the camps. For the IOC, Christophe Dubi played the "new frontiers" card very unconvincingly.

And I can only repeat myself from the other thread: I'm not going to watch any of those propaganda sh** shows, will only follow the sports, or as someone interviewed in that report said: "You can love the sports, but you can't love a financial institution (i.e. the IOC)."

Whoever in their escapism wants to forget about gravest human rights crimes over some glitzy stage show or pompous protocol can have that, but they won't have my respect.

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The fact Taiwan is forced to use a flag and a name just to appease China and prevent them from throwing a tantrum for 40 years is already politics. Too late to ask us to not bring them up.

Anyway....

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Design of the ticket only a chosen few will receive for the Opening Ceremony. Also very reminiscing of the 2008 one.

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37 minutes ago, Sir Rols said:

I’m sure they’d be fine, as they always are, to march behind their officially IOC approved NOC designation of Chinese Taipei, instead of the arbitrarily assigned title China is now trying to foist on them against all agreements they’ve made in the past. It is extremely hypocritical of the IOC to decry Taiwan’s actions as “politicical” and threaten sanctions, while turning a blind eye to a blatant political act by the PRC.

How would you have felt if Oz had been required to march into the 2012 stadium behind a placard saying “British Dominion of Australia”? 

While NOC’s might be “required” to march in the oc, individual athletes are not. I’d hope the “Taipei, China”  placard is followed by an empty team.

I wouldn’t like it.

But we are only talking here about the IOC’s role here in requiring the Taiwan National Olympic Committee to be represented in the parade of nations.

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Just now, AustralianFan said:

But we are only talking here about the IOC’s role here in requiring the Taiwan National Olympic Committee to be represented in the parade of nations.

In which they have the right to march behind their internationally recognised and agreed upon NOC designation.

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