Sunday, June 08, 2008

Beijing Olympics Chant

According to a report from Reuters news agency monitoring Chinese state media, the Beijing Olympic Organizing Committee have sanctioned a new chanting routine for Chinese spectators at the Games.

The four step routine incorporates the common sporting chant, "Add oil (Jiayou)" and goes like this: "Olympics, add oil," followed by 2 hand claps and a double thumbs up, then "China, add oil," followed by 2 more hand claps and two raised fists.

The words "Olympics" and "China" can be substituted with the names of individual athletes or other participating countries.

It remains to be seen whether Chinese spectators will adopt other countries to support as South Korean and Japanese soccer fans did at the 2002 World Cup.


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