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    2022 Winter Olymics: Beijing (February 4th-20th)


    https://olympics.com/ioc/news/olympi...ountermeasures

    Tickets will only be sold to China mainlanders
    Unvaccinated athletes will have to quarantine for 21 days upon arriving in Beijing
    Medical Exemptions will be given Consideration
    Covid tests will be carried out daily
    A "Closed Loop" will be enacted for Participants which will only allow for travel between Olympic premises

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2022_Winter_Olympics

    Sports - 109 events over 15 disciplines:
    • Biathlon
    • Bobsled
      • Bobsleigh
      • Skeleton
    • Curling
    • Ice Hockey - NHL Players are allowed to Compete for the first time since 2014
    • Luge
    • Skating
      • Figure skating
      • Short track speed skating
      • Speed skating
    • Skiing
      • Alpine skiing
      • Cross-country skiing
      • Freestyle skiing
      • Nordic combined
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    Countermeasures to what

    We're still gonna let athletes compete while the US government just menacingly waves its finger at them

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    Deploying countermeasures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kuronosan View Post
    Deploying countermeasures.
    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-59592347

    China has warned countries who have announced a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympics that they "will pay the price for their mistaken acts".

    "The United States, Britain and Australia have used the Olympics platform for political manipulation," Wang Wenbin, a spokesperson at the Chinese foreign ministry, said.

    Chinese state media claimed on Wednesday that Beijing "never planned to invite US and Western politicians who hype the 'boycott' topic".

    The move by these countries stops short of preventing athletes from attending - something which has been welcomed by International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach.

    "The presence of government officials is a political decision for each government so the principle of IOC neutrality applies," he said.
    China has officially invited Vladimir Putin to the games and he has accepted.

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    We’ll have our own Olympics! With blackjack, and hookers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6souls View Post
    • Ice Hockey - NHL Players are allowed to Compete for the first time since 2014
    Correction

    https://twitter.com/TheFourthPeriod/...57605703753730

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    Yeah, the potential five week quarantine thing killed that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6souls View Post
    Tickets will only be sold to China mainlanders
    Tickets will not be sold to anyone.

    https://sports.yahoo.com/olympics-ch...130310776.html

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    The Opening Ceremonies are on tonight. Let's see what communist propaganda they throw in this time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Outlaw View Post
    The Opening Ceremonies are on tonight. Let's see what communist propaganda they throw in this time.

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    already happened*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cail View Post
    already happened*
    Yeah, watched it this morning. The propaganda part comes at the torch ceremony.

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    Tell me what happened.

    Nvm, I'll switch it over there after the NHL skills competition is over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6souls View Post
    Yeah, watched it this morning. The propaganda part comes at the torch ceremony.
    And the part before they hoisted the flag.

    The "cauldron" was also disappointing. Might be the worst one I can remember.

    Quote Originally Posted by Outlaw View Post
    Tell me what happened.

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    They had two people as the final torch-bearers, one was a Uyghur.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Outlaw View Post
    Tell me what happened.

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    They had a Chinese woman and a Uyghur man light the torch together

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    I honestly didn't expect that. I should have figured though. Typical communist response to worldwide outcry over human rights. Misdirection and denial.
    Quote Originally Posted by Serra View Post
    And the part before they hoisted the flag.

    The "cauldron" was also disappointing. Might be the worst one I can remember.


    I think it's ironically appropriate. That small flame is the size of their Olympic spirit.

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    The "cauldron" was bad. They just put the relay torch in the fixture and called it a day. What if Ali just put the torch in the holder and they said "k, we done here?" I assumed that it was going to be raised so that it would light a wick for an actual cauldron or that the whole thing would be lit or something.

    More than that, the music was strange. Past decade of Olympics, well... London had British rock, Sochi had Russian music, Rio had the Carnival feel, Pyeongchang had KPop, Tokyo had video game music. Here they roll with Tchaikovsky, Bizet, Vivaldi, among others. Nothing wrong with that if it's some basic music appreciation syllabus, but it's super generic and underwhelming.

    ...and then they did "Imagine" AGAIN. I hope whoever directs the Paris opening doesn't continue making this a thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vil View Post
    The "cauldron" was bad. They just put the relay torch in the fixture and called it a day. What if Ali just put the torch in the holder and they said "k, we done here?" I assumed that it was going to be raised so that it would light a wick for an actual cauldron or that the whole thing would be lit or something.

    More than that, the music was strange. Past decade of Olympics, well... London had British rock, Sochi had Russian music, Rio had the Carnival feel, Pyeongchang had KPop, Tokyo had video game music. Here they roll with Tchaikovsky, Bizet, Vivaldi, among others. Nothing wrong with that if it's some basic music appreciation syllabus, but it's super generic and underwhelming.

    ...and then they did "Imagine" AGAIN. I hope whoever directs the Paris opening doesn't continue making this a thing.
    I mean if you think about China, it's pretty appropriate they copy other people's accomplishments instead of coming up with something original.

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    Deadline: Dutch Journalist Interrupted In Winter Olympics Live Shot, Dragged Off-Camera By Chinese Authorities.
    https://deadline.com/2022/02/winter-...ot-1234927284/

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