The *ahem* "world games"

Just watching some kind of “opening ceremony” on the TV. CHRIST! It is fucking EMBARRASSING! And I’m not even Taiwanese. A bunch of people – kids, abos, some giant gobs of semen (I think that’s what they’re supposed to be) kind of running about on a stage. I’m guessing they’re meant to be actually “doing something” but it just looks like a load of nutters on ritalin running about at random – like if you flick your lighter at a bunch of ants.
I just feel sorry for the millions and millions of korfball fans around the world, having their sport “highlighted” like this. Taiwan at its BEST! :laughing:

[quote=“sandman”]Just watching some kind of “opening ceremony” on the TV. CHRIST! It is fucking EMBARRASSING! And I’m not even Taiwanese. A bunch of people – kids, abos, some giant gobs of semen (I think that’s what they’re supposed to be) kind of running about on a stage. I’m guessing they’re meant to be actually “doing something” but it just looks like a load of nutters on ritalin running about at random – like if you flick your lighter at a bunch of ants.
I just feel sorry for the millions and millions of korfball fans around the world, having their sport “highlighted” like this. Taiwan at its BEST! :laughing:[/quote]

It’s absolutely terrible that this crap is being broadcast to 90 countries.

It’s absolutely terrible. A disgrace

[quote=“Satellite TV”][quote=“sandman”]Just watching some kind of “opening ceremony” on the TV. CHRIST! It is fucking EMBARRASSING! And I’m not even Taiwanese. A bunch of people – kids, abos, some giant gobs of semen (I think that’s what they’re supposed to be) kind of running about on a stage. I’m guessing they’re meant to be actually “doing something” but it just looks like a load of nutters on ritalin running about at random – like if you flick your lighter at a bunch of ants.
I just feel sorry for the millions and millions of korfball fans around the world, having their sport “highlighted” like this. Taiwan at its BEST! :laughing:[/quote]

It’s absolutely terrible that this crap is being broadcast to 90 countries.

It’s absolutely terrible. A disgrace[/quote]
Jesus!
HEY! We BRINGING TAIWAN TOO WORLD GO GO GO !
Who’s that wee dumpy frizzy-haired obasan on the TV now?
ANd they even have a sport called fistball, apparently – if that’s not hardcore porn, I don’t know what is!

Did you notice how athletes from many countries in the parade actually looked like … young Taiwanese women?

Even Iran, the Bahamas, Bosnia …
The athletes hadn’t showed up yet, so they filled up the delegations with Taiwanese. A name and a flag would have sufficed, why send in more people?

The worst part is:
The local team is “Chinese Taipei.”

I’ll not watch any more of it.

YOu can take the banana out of the republic but you cant take the republic out of the banana.

Does anyone have a link? I missed the TV broadcast and all I can find on youtube are idealistic ads showcasing the stadium.

I did not know they existed until Taiwan got them.

Who would watch that anyways?

Better than to look at hairy legs…

Is anyone actually going to come from other countries to watch that waste of space? :smiley:

I assume I’m watching the repeat now on Star Sports. Doesn’t look that much worse than most opening ceremonies, which are always godawful.

Is it the World Games or the Deaflympics?

:smiley:
Serves you lot right for even thinking it could have been any different…

Oh God it really is quite bad! Everything seems unchoreographed. I blame the DPP!
youtube.com/watch?v=soSUZyTdU6U

They could learn a few things from China about things like this. :laughing:

CAn anyone really beat the Chinitas at the Olympics with their fantastic opening and closing ceremonies? Those would not likely ever be beat or at least not for awhile.

Opening ceremonies are almost always retarded. I’m only interested in the Sevens, power lifting and anything with women in skimpy outfits like gymnastics anyway.

They built a nice stadium, but who is going to use it during or after the games?

Track and field, football, rugby?

And what’s with the high walls at the indoor sports center where the have gymnastics competitions? Why are the spectators so far away from the action?

[quote=“hannes”]They built a nice stadium, but who is going to use it during or after the games?

Track and field, football, rugby?

And what’s with the high walls at the indoor sports center where the have gymnastics competitions? Why are the spectators so far away from the action?[/quote]

Apparently, World Games bidding rules state that stadiums and other venues have to either already be in existence, or already planned. Cities are not allowed to build new venues for the games like they do for the Olympics. Which means that Kaohsiung either planned to build a huge stadium regardless, or an absolute shitload of corruption took place in the bidding process.

[quote=“cfimages”][quote=“hannes”]They built a nice stadium, but who is going to use it during or after the games?

Track and field, football, rugby?

And what’s with the high walls at the indoor sports center where the have gymnastics competitions? Why are the spectators so far away from the action?[/quote]

Apparently, World Games bidding rules state that stadiums and other venues have to either already be in existence, or already planned. Cities are not allowed to build new venues for the games like they do for the Olympics. Which means that Kaohsiung either planned to build a huge stadium regardless, or an absolute shitload of corruption took place in the bidding process.[/quote]

I’ll take door number 2.

That ceremony was God awful :doh:

[quote=“cfimages”][quote=“hannes”]They built a nice stadium, but who is going to use it during or after the games?

Track and field, football, rugby?

And what’s with the high walls at the indoor sports center where the have gymnastics competitions? Why are the spectators so far away from the action?[/quote]

Apparently, World Games bidding rules state that stadiums and other venues have to either already be in existence, or already planned. Cities are not allowed to build new venues for the games like they do for the Olympics. Which means that Kaohsiung either planned to build a huge stadium regardless, or an absolute shitload of corruption took place in the bidding process.[/quote]

Wasn’t K-town awarded them after the other 2 cities bidding for them were DQ’ed/pulled out? I forget the details, I just remember reading something about them winning the bid by default.

[quote=“mups”][quote=“cfimages”][quote=“hannes”]They built a nice stadium, but who is going to use it during or after the games?

Track and field, football, rugby?

And what’s with the high walls at the indoor sports center where the have gymnastics competitions? Why are the spectators so far away from the action?[/quote]

Apparently, World Games bidding rules state that stadiums and other venues have to either already be in existence, or already planned. Cities are not allowed to build new venues for the games like they do for the Olympics. Which means that Kaohsiung either planned to build a huge stadium regardless, or an absolute shitload of corruption took place in the bidding process.[/quote]

Wasn’t K-town awarded them after the other 2 cities bidding for them were DQ’ed/pulled out? I forget the details, I just remember reading something about them winning the bid by default.[/quote]

No idea. Wouldn’t surprise me.