Wednesday, 13 August 2008

Lets take a look at all of China's OLYMPIC FAKERY so far........


China really has excelled themselves with the "magical fakery" that has come to light (so dam) early on into the Olympic games, which is being held in China's Capital Beijing....

Lets start with the stunning “fencing off” [photo above] to hide the country’s unsettling urban underbelly, China’s hosted Olympics has got to be the best fake Olympics ever......

Lets look at more amazing magical fakery.....

Next there was the scandal behind the singing of the national anthem at the opening ceremony. Billions of viewers worldwide were mesmerised by the cute little chinese girl (on the right of the picture) belting out the song with a "perfect" voice.

But it was in fact the girl on the left who had sang the song and pre-recorded it, the "prettier" version was merely lip-syncing the whole thing!

The girl who actually sang the song, Yang Peiyi was apparently not attractive enough for the ceremonies and did not meet their standards of “perfection.”

"I don't see anything wrong with it, if everybody concerned agrees," said Wang Wei, of the organising committee.

Nonetheless, the story had disappeared from several leading Chinese news websites on Wednesday, including that of the broadcaster which broke the story.

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THE OPENING FIREWORKS

Apparently the folks at the Olympics thought it was too dangerous for helicopters to film the actual fireworks at the stadium during the opening ceremonies, so they used pre-recorded, computer-generated fireworks. I think that, just like the fake voice-over above, they decided that the “perfect” image the rest of the world should see, is one they could'nt really create......

*smh*

Wait! theres much more.....


Olympic organisers admitted today that they are using volunteers to fill swathes of empty seats at competition venues as concerns grow at the failure of ticket holders to attend events.

There have also been large numbers of yellow-shirted "cheerleaders" present at some events, recruited to create an atmosphere and to prevent the embarrassing spectacle of empty seats appearing on television.

At the Capital Gymnasium earlier this week there were three blocks of several hundred yellow-shirted spectators cheering loudly for Venezuela as they took on the USA at volleyball.

Yesterday, organisers claimed that the cheerleaders were in fact spectators, but today Wang Wei, vice-president of Bocog, conceded that they had been recruited by venue managers to fill seats.



Probably the most heinous fakery going on right now has to do with the ages of two girls competing on the Chinese women’s gymnastics team.

Two 14, I mean, 16 year old girls on the team, He Kexin and Jiang Yuyuan are supposedly of age, but records indicate that they are probably as young as 14 years old. China produced passports for the two children which show them to be 16 years old. Of course, birth certificates are unavailable, but even they would be incredibly easy to fake as well. There is a huge advantage to having young gymnasts - they are much smaller, and thus able to perform more dangerous techniques and, unfortunately, far more willing to perform those techniques despite the risk.



Even the weather has been faked in China during Olympics. Over 1000 rockets were fired into the clouds to keep the rain from coming down during the opening ceremonies. The controversial technique of firing silver iodide crystals was the largest known effort in the history of mankind to prevent rain. It seemed to work, as the event went off flawlessly.


I think all this fakery brings about the big question — WHAT IS THE REAL CHINA REALLY LIKE?

6 Comments:

Simple Simon said...

Brilliant post J, absolutely brilliant! Not too bothered about the "Fakery" to be honest.....that is a reality all over the world, if you walk around Wembly stadium right now you'll see great evidence of poor workmanship and the british public paid millions in tax contributions for that.....it was late and not particularly well finished.

As for making things look good on the surface.....everywhere world over is guilty of that, America the houses look sturdy but all mostly made of wood, UK ever had a kitchen fitted? Open some cupboards and look at the back walls you'll soon see the cracks in quality.

People pretending to sing in public......err Top of the Pops anyone?

The empty seat saga is quite funny.....

In truth tho...the main fakery I am interested in is this Phelps geezer....5 medals from 5 races, beating all records in the process......drug test anyone?

DineometerDeb said...

Great post. I am most concerned about the gymnast age issue. As a fan of gymnastics, I really didn't like when such young girls where allowed in international competition because I prefer the more mature and graceful gymnastic routines. Grace takes time to develop.

It would be sad to see these girls stripped of their medals when the trouth is uncovered. They probably were only following orders.

ebcak said...

Honestly, what would you expect them to do, let the world see their shame? But China isn't alone in this game of showing good face. Truth is you will never see international competitions in the U.S. showing you the ghettos a couple of blocks down the road. Nor do you ever hear about the row houses in the U.K. where people etch out a meager existence, where single mothers are the rule and not the norm. I think the Chinese are practicing what the western world, primarily the English speaking part, have been doing for a century, feeding us a bunch of crap.

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It is really impressive how far people will go to improve their countries image.

Auto Lease Broker Los Angeles said...

I don't remember hearing about all of these controversies at the time... the age thing about the gymnasts I think I remember but that's been a problem for years with that sport.

Anon said...

Chinese are crazy

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