Friday, August 22, 2008

Beijing Olympics Men's 10m Platform Preliminary: Philippines FABRIGA Rexel Ryan

Philippines in Men's 10m Platform Preliminary
FABRIGA Rexel Ryan

Dive 1

Dive 2

Dive 3

Dive 4

Dive 5

Dive 6

RANK: 28th out of 30 


Thursday, August 21, 2008

FILIPINA JIN Marie Antoinette Rivero lost to Croatia's Sandra Saric

Finally! The burden of Marie Antoinette Rivero,Philippines' last hope in the Beijing  Olympics has finally come to an end; Croatia's SARIC Sandra wins over our FIlipina Jin at the Taekwondo Women -67kg Preliminary at a score of 4-1.I would suggest to the Philippine Sports Commission to create a petition to the IOC to include "patintero" in the next London Olympics in 2012 ( sigurado may gold tayo nyan, hehehe) or let MANNY PACQUIAO paticipate in  the olympics hehehe.   


Friday, August 8, 2008

Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremony : a review

Though the opening ceremony of the 29th Olympiad was impressive and amazaing, I can't help but compare it from the previous opening ceremonies of Sydney and Athens olympics.

Overall, the whole show did'nt reach my expectation.I thought that it will beat Athens Opening Ceremony last 2004, but I was wrong. It was like watching an old Chinese Martial Art movie (remember Once upon a time in China?).The Tai Chi exhibition was quite boring. The special effects used in the show wasn't good enough to tumble the special effects used in Athens opening ceremony. The lighting of the Olympic cauldron was better compare to the last Olympic ( the lighting of Athen' s olympic cauldron can be compared to a man lighting a titanic cigarette).
What I really like about Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremony were the pyrotechnics displays and the Bird's Nest itself.

Best Olympic Opening Ceremony

1st Athens Olympics 2004

2nd Sydney Olympics 2000

3rd Beijing Olympics 2008

4th Barcelona Olympcics 1998
5th Atlanta Olympics 1996

Best Olympic Stadium
1st Beijing Olympic Stadium
2nd Athens Olympic Stadium
3rd Sydney Olympic Stadium

Best Lighting of Olympic Flame ( Olympic Cauldron)

1st Sydney Olympics (futuristic)

2nd Barcelona Olympics (classic)

3rd Beijing Olympics
4th Athens Olympics

5th Atlanta Olympics

Bjorks Ocenia at athens Olympics

Trivia from Wikipedia!
Beginning at the post-World War I 1920 Summer Olympics, the lighting of the Olympic Flame was for 68 years followed by the release of doves, symbolizing peace.This gesture was discontinued after several doves were burned alive in the Olympic Flame during the opening ceremony of the 1988 Summer Olympics.However, some Opening Ceremonies have continued to include doves in other forms; for example, the 2002 Winter Olympics featured skaters holding kite-like cloth dove puppets. The 2008 Summer Olympics also included a physical formation of a dove using many people in lighted suits.