I watched the entirety of the opening ceremony, and this was an amazing, tear-extracting spectacular. Each of the performances was more amazing than the last, leading up to the most amazing torch lighting ever.
Then again, I've never really watched the opening ceremonies before... or really much Olympics in general... But this is a very exciting time for a country who has taken some pretty drastic measures to put a spit-shine on their little country.
All that said, tell me I'm not the only one who noticed this.
Notice something a little odd about the little guy's flag? He's an amazing little boy, with quite the story of heroism and duty in the face of the Sichuan earthquake. I can't believe he'd have a political agenda, and I'm not even sure that flying a flag upside down in China has the same connotation it does here... but still.
Perhaps just shoddy manufacturing quality at the old flag factory?