Olympic fakery


Archive photo.

Apparently those memorable footprint fireworks we saw as part of NBC’s coverage of the Opening Ceremonies were fake. There were fireworks, but we were seeing a computer-generated fantasy. I had it wrong.

UPDATE: cute little girl singing was miming; less-cute not-quite-so-little girl was singing in the wings.


  1. kayak woman says:

    The illusions all kind of fit in with the steroids and all that stuff. I used to like to watch the olympics, now it all seems too much like hype, hype, hype.

  2. Sammy says:

    During my lunch break, I flipped on the coverage and watched a fellow from Togo win a bronze in K-1 whitewater kayaking. Poor guy is listed as a winner on the NBC page, but no mention of him in the athlete roster. As you say, given all this, I’m finding it harder and harder to care.

  3. kayak woman says:

    Yeah. With a major network assigned to “cover” the games, a lot of interesting stuff is missed. A few little human interest stories sprinkled in with all the superstars. And I didn’t even know whitewater kayaking was an Olympic sport. I don’t *do* the whitewater variety of kayaking but I can sure *relate* to it. Now, beach volleyball? That, I knew about because an old beach friend was (is?) involved in coaching it (or whatever) in Florida. Still don’t like volleyball though.

    Gearing up for my own Olypost. And maybe one about cycling, given that Nancy’s topic yesterday really got me stirred up.

  4. Sammy says:

    Can’t wait!

  5. Maquis says:

    Me neither!