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And a HUGE Hello to London 2012!!

That’s it, 16 days of Olympic bliss has come to a glorious end.

Singer Leona Lewis (top) performs on a bus during the eight-minute performance prepared by London, host city of the next summer Olympic Games in 2012, at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games closing ceremony held in the National Stadium, or the Bird’s Nest, Beijing, capital of China, Aug. 24, 2008.

The stage was created on a double decker bus:

So thankyou China for putting on an amazing games, it showed us you can do other things besides fucking up peoples life a la Tibet!

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So I’m British, and to be honest I totally forgot that at the end of every Olympic games there is a handover ceremony, I will be watching this.

David is going to be in the surprise finale. They always have a segment to do the handover, to showcase the next city to host the Olympics,” a source tells People. “He was very involved in the London bid to get it, and as a Londoner he is incredibly proud that the Olympics will be in London. He is passionate about it and looking forward to the games in 2012.”

The closing ceremony will take place on Sunday, August 24th at Beijing’s National Stadium.

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I knew it! I just fucking knew that little angle was LIP SYNCHING!

It turns out the Olympic darling who sang in the opening ceremony wasn’t singing…the actual singer was backstage (proably in some cage) singing into a mike.

Yang Peiyi was replaced by Lin Miaoke who mimed “Ode to the Motherland” as her face was “not suitable” for the Olympics opening ceremony. Photographs: AFP/ AP

Personally we can’t tell which is which.

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The Turkistan Islamic Party released an internet video Thursday threatening an attack on the Olympics. The group, which seeks independence in China’s Xinjiang region and has launched attacks in the past, says Muslims should avoid trains, planes and buses in China.

China has engineered an effective lockdown on the city of 16 million, making it difficult to get food into Beijing. That has driven up the price of fruit and vegetables by about 100 percent, the price of meat by about 40 percent.

Many Chinese workers have been affected by factory shutdowns on the edge of the city, costing hundreds of millions as the government tries to improve air quality and imposes stringent controls on trucking.

China also refused to provide many visas in advance of the games, which it said was another needed security precaution.

“The problem is not that we have become too strict — the problem is before there were practically no restrictions or control at all,” Xin said. “It was out of control — anyone could enter China and we had to bring this under reasonable control.

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Well….sexy as in the safe sex way!

If it were not for the “announcement notice,” I would not have thought this “Beijing Olympics AIDS Publicity Campaign” was a big deal. But through the notice, I understood, the real purpose of the Beijing Olympics AIDS Publicity Campaign is to “place 100,000 high-quality condoms in the Olympic Village clinic with AIDS precautions and anti-discrimination publicity booklets printed in English, French, and Chinese, available for use by athletes and competition personnel.” According to this news, these 100,000 rubbers are made by the company everyone is familiar with: Jissbon. Our special domestic product at least is considered in this international feast

Continuing on, the next question is: 100,000 condom, for whose use? To use with whom? Although the notice also says they are for “competition personnel” use too, it is obvious the “condoms” are still mainly for the athletes. The first question of “for whose use” is answered.

Then, the big question is “to use with whom?” One single person alone has no use for a condom. Two people having a chat also do not need a condom. There is only one situation that requires using a condom–making love. To continuing the investigation: Athletes do not bring their spouses, so why do they need condoms? The official answer should be: Take it home, then use. And the answer that cannot be made public is: Not necessarily only usewith spouse.

The, use it with whom? The proper answer should be: Athletes who do not bring spouses can only use it with two types of people, one type being people in the Olympic Village, the other being people outside the Olympic Village. People in the Olympic Village are the athletes themselves or competition personnel. Outside the Olympic Village? Take a guess.

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I hope they were PAID to do this shit…ot they have enough cash to get rid of em!

 

This is another man who tattooed his body to support the upcoming 2008 Olympics in August.  The pictures on his arms and his back are all the symbols for the different Olympic events.

Both of these men were seen before last year so some of these pictures are old. Maybe because the Olympics will start soon, people are talking about them again.

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What do you think?

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BEIJING —  The Chinese capital was shrouded in a thick, gray haze of pollution Sunday, just 12 days before the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympic Games. One expert warned that drastic measures enacted to cut vehicle and factory emissions in the city were no guarantee skies would be clear during competitions.

The pollution was among the worst seen in Beijing in the past month, despite traffic restrictions enacted a week ago that removed half of the city’s vehicles from roadways.

Visibility was a half mile (less than 1 kilometer) in some places. During the opening ceremony of the Athletes’ Village on Sunday, the housing complex was invisible from the nearby main Olympic Green.

“No, it doesn’t really look so good, but as I said, yesterday was better,” said Gunilla Lindberg, an International Olympic Committee vice president from Sweden who is staying in the Athletes’ Village. “The day I arrived, Tuesday, was awful.”

“We try to be hopeful. Hopefully we are lucky during the games as we were with Atlanta, Athens and Barcelona,” she added.

The city’s notoriously polluted air is one of the biggest question marks hanging over the games, which begin on Aug. 8. On Sunday, temperatures of about 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32 degrees Celsius), with 70 percent humidity and low winds, created a soupy mix of harmful chemicals, particulate matter and water vapor.

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The Beijing Municipal Environmental Protection Bureau said the air was “unhealthy for sensitive groups.”

The Chinese leadership consider the Beijing Olympics a matter of national prestige, and efforts to clean up the environment were part of its meticulous preparations for an event it hopes will dazzle the world. Choking air pollution and visitors shocked at the environmental conditions would be an embarrassment for a government that wants to show it is a modern nation.

“Hosting a successful Olympics and a Paralympics are now top priority of the country,” Chinese President Hu Jintao said Saturday during a meeting with top Communist Party officials, the official Xinhua News Agency reported.

Athletes have been trickling into Beijing are were expected to begin arriving in large numbers this week — though some were headed to South Korea, Japan and other places to avoid Beijing’s air for as long as possible. Some Olympic delegations, including the U.S. Olympic Committee, are making protective masks available to their athletes.

Du Shaozhong, deputy director of the Beijing Municipal Environmental Protection Bureau, blamed the thick haze on a combination of fog and light winds that were unable to blow away the pollution.

“Our job is to decrease the pollution as much as possible, but sometimes it is very common to have fog in Beijing at this time,” Du said.

“The air quality in August will be good,” he said.

Du noted that compared to days with the same weather conditions a year ago, pollution levels had decreased by 20 percent. He did not give specifics.

Beijing’s drastic pollution controls include pulling half the city’s 3.3 million vehicles off the roads, closing factories in the capital and a half-dozen surrounding provinces, and halting most construction. Some 300,000 heavily polluting vehicles, such as aging industrial trucks, have been banned since July 1.

Veerabhadran Ramanathan, an atmospheric scientist who is leading a study of the impact of Beijing’s pollution controls, said the direction and strength of the wind would be a main factor in whether the air will be clean during the Olympics.

“There’s only so much you can do with local emission reduction,” he said.

Wind can blow pollution in from thousands of miles (kilometers) away. Conversely, a lack of wind can create stagnant conditions in the city, allowing pollution to accumulate.

“I applaud the Chinese government for doing this locally, but the thing is, as scientists we all knew it may not make a major impact,” said Ramanathan, of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego. “You’re basically at the mercy of the winds.”

Jacques Rogge, president of the IOC, has warned that outdoor endurance events will be postponed if the air quality is poor. The world’s greatest distance runner, Haile Gebrselassie of Ethiopia, has decided not to run the marathon event because the city’s pollution irritates his breathing.

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