Check out the video below of the Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremony. The video was leaked by Korean journalists who were at the Olympic Stadium while the rehearsal was taking place and videotaped it.
Websites that are based in China have banned the leaked video, and You Tube will not allow subscribers to post the video either. According to the Korean news report featured in the video, the lavish ceremony reportedly cost China over $300 million, with over 10,000 participants performing in the extravaganza.
A crew from SBS, a South Korean TV network, said that they filmed the rehearsal after flashing their media ID to officials at the national stadium, known as the “Bird’s Nest“.
“Nobody stopped us when we entered the main stadium on Monday. Chinese officials let us in after we showed our ID cards and we shot the rehearsal.”
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