Leaked rehearsal of the Beijing Olympics 2008

1 08 2008

It really has been a while since I wrote. I was going to write about many things but a busy schedule at work has prevented me from collecting my thoughts. The Beijing Olympics which starts on the 8th of August 2008 ( 8.08.08 ) is already stirring a lot of controversies. Again politics at work when there should not have been.

Despite high security arrangements and asking the participants to sign a confidentiality agreement, a Korean Television company was able to get oone of it’s reporters into the Beijing National Stadium and film the rehearsal of the Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremony. When asked how they did it, the reporter merely said, ” We just went inside and nobody stopped us, so we started filming”. Just goes to show you that no security is “impenetrable”. A friend of mine managed to get into an event which hosted the Prime Minister and other VVIP’s by merely walking in through a service entrance of the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. And by the looks of the pictures he was able to take, the Prime Minister was easily within gunshot range!

To be honest, I was quite disappointed with what was shown by the news agency. I had expected it to be at least a half an hour long but instead they only showed a few clips totaling no more than 2 minutes. So I guess the surprise is not really spoiled, I am betting the opening ceremony will last at least 2 to 3 hours. I shall try to catch it on telly this weekend.




One response

1 08 2008
ibrahim binshahbal

nice article.

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