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    Olympic Fireworks faked for tv

    Parts of the spectacular Beijing Olympics opening ceremony were faked, it has emerged.

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    These Olympics seem dodgy from the start.

    The Chinese are leading the medals table......how odd!!!!!

    choc1969;2727930

    These Olympics seem dodgy from the start.The Chinese are leading the … These Olympics seem dodgy from the start.The Chinese are leading the medals table......how odd!!!!!



    were at about this time in '04, don't forget track and field hasn't started the US excel at that

    choc1969;2727930

    These Olympics seem dodgy from the start.



    I concur.

    where at about this point last year


    im confused

    also who cares if it was fake it looked good

    wow suprising

    choc1969;2727930

    These Olympics seem dodgy from the start.The Chinese are leading the … These Olympics seem dodgy from the start.The Chinese are leading the medals table......how odd!!!!!



    I would of thought it was odd if Iraq was leading the medal table... China finished second in the table in 2004...

    news.bbc.co.uk/spo…stm

    Could tell that particular fireworks display was fake when I watched it live.

    Why are people really that bothered?

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    Kick;2727964

    Could tell that particular fireworks display was fake when I watched it … Could tell that particular fireworks display was fake when I watched it live.Why are people really that bothered?



    i was surprised, thats all!

    i saw them in passing on tv, so couldnt tell it was fake

    You'd think that this particular nation wouldn't have had to fake them.,.....they invented the darn things lol

    Original Poster

    choc1969;2727980

    You'd think that this particular nation wouldn't have had to fake … You'd think that this particular nation wouldn't have had to fake them.,.....they invented the darn things lol



    lol, thats so true. wonder how that will shape up london's "reply" to the opening ceremony in 2012

    edna_clouds;2727961

    I would of thought it was odd if Iraq was leading the medal table... … I would of thought it was odd if Iraq was leading the medal table... China finished second in the table in 2004...http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/olympics_2004/medals_table/default.stm



    and china has allot of athletes

    Good thing iran aren't hosting the olympics.. we'd all be in trouble then. They wouldn't use fireworks.

    They'd destroy us with their nuclear skills.

    emasu;2727998

    They'd destroy us with their nuclear skills.



    ye sure, well done for watching sky news. i dont understand the quite abrupt transition you made from fireworks to irans nuclear weapons , was it meant to be a joke ?

    "But most of the audience thought it was filmed live - so that was mission accomplished."

    lol, punkd at its best

    amansk;2727986

    lol, thats so true. wonder how that will shape up london's "reply" to the … lol, thats so true. wonder how that will shape up london's "reply" to the opening ceremony in 2012




    Sparklers at this rate.......way over budget and they haven't even started lol :oops:

    choc1969;2728033

    Sparklers at this rate.......way over budget and they haven't even … Sparklers at this rate.......way over budget and they haven't even started lol :oops:



    the flying arrows - the pinnacle of british acheivement, warplanes that exhaust colourful fumes. considering all the money we have wasted on illegal invasions and the subsequent financial crisis this country is in i am suprised the IOC are not making a back up plan just as FIFA are with poland and ukraine following their inept progress in getting the stadia ready for Euro '12. london has not built anything substantial of what was planned for 2012 since winning the hosting rights
    :whistling:

    Well 2012 is off to a good start.......makes me so proud

    http://www.london2012.com/img/logos/pink-content.png

    Karim786;2728054

    the flying arrows - the pinnacle of british acheivement, warplanes that … the flying arrows - the pinnacle of british acheivement, warplanes that exhaust colourful fumes. considering all the money we have wasted on illegal invasions and the subsequent financial crisis this country is in i am suprised the IOC are not making a back up plan just as FIFA are with poland and ukraine following their inept progress in getting the stadia ready for Euro '12. london has not built anything substantial of what was planned for 2012 since winning the hosting rights :whistling:



    My experience of China and Middle East UAE when I was working abroad was that big construction projects could be completed in weeks or months. Here they would still be filling in the health and safety forms

    amansk;2727986

    lol, thats so true. wonder how that will shape up london's "reply" to the … lol, thats so true. wonder how that will shape up london's "reply" to the opening ceremony in 2012



    for us they'll prob just get some chavs to set off some bangers and rockets around the stadiums lol

    "Organiser said that the footprint fireworks were there for real, but thought it unsafe to try to film them - so they recreated them instead." It wasn't a complete fake, just a careful staging for TV. It might have been 'worse' had Speilberg continued in his role! And no surprise that China leads the table. With the effort they've put into making this a huge success, it will be no surprise either if they finish the Games as overall leader instead of 2nd like last time.

    Wouldn't surpise me if it was faked!!! Look at everything else that come out the country!!!!!!!

    Ah its brilliant to read such arrogant remarks about anything foreign in this forum... anything chinese is fake, polish is this, asian is this and that.. and so on... People dont even read the news articles properly.. thats how easily some1 gets influenced...people even doubt if a chinese athelete wins a medal.. great going, shows signs of top notch western thinking!!

    The fireworks were carried out live... they were performed during the olympics, just the ones showed on TV were pre filmed (with added CGI.. cant really say fake, as the foot prints were performed live!)... no where did they say the fireworks were live.. we all assumed it was!!! So next time look at all the facts, read things properly before talking nonsense!!

    Banned

    Kick;2727964

    Could tell that particular fireworks display was fake when I watched it … Could tell that particular fireworks display was fake when I watched it live.Why are people really that bothered?


    in that case, why not digitise the entire opening ceremony :whistling:

    unileeds;2728578

    shows signs of top notch western thinking!!



    Not just western thinking...........some chinese thinking too. From the same article:

    The ceremony has also been strongly criticised by architect Ai Weiwei, … The ceremony has also been strongly criticised by architect Ai Weiwei, who helped design the Bird's Nest stadium. Writing on his blog, Mr Ai described the ceremony as "a recycling of the rubbish of fake classical culture tradition; a sacrilegious visual garbage dump and an insult to the spirit of liberty; low class sound play that's just noise pollution". He was directly critical of China's ruling communist party, characterising the ceremony as "a showcase of the reincarnation of the Marxist imperialism; the ultimate paragon of an all embracing culture of fascist totalitarianism; an encyclopaedia that encompasses total defeat in intellectual spirit."

    choc1969;2727980

    You'd think that this particular nation wouldn't have had to fake … You'd think that this particular nation wouldn't have had to fake them.,.....they invented the darn things lol



    there the world leaders in they fake everything you can buy on the planet ;-)
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