05
Sep
08

End of the Beijing 2008 Olympics

The Beijing Olympics has ended, and with no surprise as to who is leading in the tally of medals. China wins more gold than the USA, though the US garners 10 medals more than China in the total tally count. The beginning of the Beijing Olympics gave way to much praise from various countries and organizations as to the exhibition presented by China. From amazing fireworks, to spectacular dances and visual presentations, and leaving little if no room for more applause. London has a lot to live up to if it wishes to out-perform Beijing in the upcoming London 2012 Olympics.

After the presentation of the Opening Ceremonies, a lot of news has turned up in regards to the “truth” behind the preparation. The footsteps fireworks presented at the Bird’s Nest has turned out to be a pre-recorded fireworks presentation. In this writer’s opinion, I don’t find any fault in China pre-recording such a presentation. It may seem unfair to some, but I believe that fireworks are something that cannot be fully controlled and as such, some pre-ceremony preparations were necessary. As well, it turns out that the cute little girl who was tasked to sing Ode to the Motherland (a favorite of mine as a little girl), was simply lip-synching the song. Lin MiaoKe, the girl on stage was simply mouthing the words to the song sung by Yang PeiYi, who was deemed unfit to represent China because she wasn’t as cute as Lin. I find this very disturbing, teaching kids as young as them that it’s okay to cheat such things if it is in the interest of greater society. I pity both girls who were dragged into such a problem.

Other problems have also arisen, such as the controversial under-age problem presented by China’s gymnasts who participated in the Olympic Games. Recently, I have also come across some other issues, an example of which was a budding dancer who fell off a malfunctioning platform during one of the rehearsals for the Games, and is now paralyzed from waist down. Such sad news for a performer still in her prime.

So as the Beijing 2008 Olympics has come to an end, it brings with it many things. Both good and bad points have emerged from China’s preparation for such an event. One can only hope that the Olympic Games brings about things which it aspires to uphold and create.

Click here for the official Final Medal Tally.

 

Citing Sources:

Singing Controversy

Dancer, Paralyzed.

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