Korea’s Olympic Victory Parade Sheer Triumph

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South Korea’s glorious Olympic victory parade, held amidst a torrential downpour and attended only by a handful of soaked photographers and the even more sodden athletes themselves, is currently attracting much attention online, having proved an unintentionally fitting epilogue to an event which has become a virtual parody of itself.

The glorious parade, apparently held both in defiance of the elements and common sense:

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Meanwhile, in Ginza Japanese athletes and crowds rejoiced in a blazing Tokyo summer:

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There has been much speculation as to just why Korea insisted on going ahead with a victory parade under such absurd conditions – with the leading explanation perhaps simply being that it was because Japan was holding its parade at the same time…


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    Comment by Anonymous
    23:45 22/08/2012 # ! Good (+0.8)

    I thought it was China, not Japan parade.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:30 23/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    If you look at the news of the school bullies, you'd thought the same...

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:31 24/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    It seems like all the asian countries are just trolling eachother nowadays -_-

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:06 22/08/2012 # ! Good (+0.5)

    It looks like a funeral procession

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:43 23/08/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    meanwhile in russia they are parading with tanks instead

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    Comment by Paveru
    04:58 24/08/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Hell yeah. We're doing. And with lots of vodka btw. It's just sweet Russian tradition. Have good time, boys :).

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:52 23/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Too much badass for them to show.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:17 22/08/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.3)

    it wasn't?

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:06 23/08/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    So much sex takes place in the Olympic village.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:56 24/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    ...Sadly, I'd say the fittest and most toned does not the most beautiful make. Not by current Hollywood/general perception anyway.

    I have the greatest respect for Olympians' dedication and achievements, but most are just FAR too muscular.

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    Comment by Gitami
    02:17 24/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Olympians gone wild.

    So there's a collection of the worlds fittest and most toned bodies going at it 24/7 and no videos to make money off it? The Olympic Committee is milking the wrong cash cow.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:13 23/08/2012 # ! Drivel (-0.8)

    Thanks for sharing that bit of information.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:47 23/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Even though there was heavy rain in Korea....the trolling must go on.

    Comment by Anonymous
    Comment by Anonymous

    FUCK YOU SHIT HEAD!

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:36 23/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sea of Japan *kukuku*

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:25 23/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    why so mad? J.O.K.E.

    Comment by Anonymous

    A wild Korean appears!

    >Fight
    >Item
    >Pokemon
    >Run

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    Comment by Erranty
    06:07 23/08/2012 # ! Neutral (-0.3)

    >Throw Rock

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:01 23/08/2012 # ! Drivel (-0.7)

    >Turn on electric fan while he is sleeping

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    Comment by Neonie

    Korean spotted.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:33 23/08/2012 # ! Drivel (-0.7)

    How come so many Koreans go around with a chip on their shoulder like they have permanent diaper rash

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:53 23/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA MIROKU I LAUGHED SO HARD

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    Comment by Miroku74
    05:36 24/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Without knowing the nationalities of the people down-voting my earlier comment, I'm forced to say ..... "I rest my case".

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    Comment by Miroku74

    Being only half of a country (the other half being North Korea), they've only got half the tolerance against criticism of - or from- other undivided countries.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:42 23/08/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.3)

    Picture 12...

    Tired meme is tired. *wink*

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:57 23/08/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I don't know how true this news is or if it's just typical biased news. But japan lost to Korea in the Olympics so one has more right to celebrate than the other.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:52 23/08/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Idiot. EVERY OLYMPIAN deserves to celebrate. Every single one of them put in a lot of hard work and effort to get there.

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    Comment by PirateKing
    08:27 24/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Koreans are crap people. Who cares about what they do anyway?

    Comment by Anonymous

    In one sport, they lost one match. Japan had a better score in that sport and won more medals overall (beating SK for some of them)

    Comment by Anonymous

    Every Olympian has the right to celebrate unless they've cheated like I've ~heard~ Korea has.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:29 23/08/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Oh Come on Korea don't let the bad weather rain on your para- OH SORRY!

    Anyway American athletes kicked everyone else's asses yet they don't get this national reception.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:36 26/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, that is because America is kinda big. Where would you hold the celebration for athletes from all over the country? Most of their athletes come from in or around Seoul and Tokyo, ours come from New York, California, Texas, Florida and so on and so forth, all of which have huge cities. It's just easier to celebrate them if they're local (which my region had a parade for local gold medalists) than it is to hold a national one.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:50 23/08/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Communism was the real winner that day in Tokyo.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:24 22/08/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    So, some Japanese feel they are superior to the Koreans because it rained in Korea and was sunny in Japan? There are probably days when it's sunny and Korea and rainy in Japan.

    Pick the most backwards African country. It probably gets more sun than Japan. Does that make those Africans superior to Japanese? Sun and rain having nothing to do with anything.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:53 23/08/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    How did you get "So, some Japanese feel they are superior to the Koreans because it rained in Korea and was sunny in Japan?"

    Insecure korean much?

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    Comment by Manjix
    21:40 22/08/2012 # ! Good (+0.3)

    You sir, are high on weed.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:52 23/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    No one said anything about being "superior", you stupid, insecure, Korean.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:24 24/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    The comparison between the two countries was made for a reason. Get off Japan's dick for fucks sakes.

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    Comment by bedlam11
    06:45 23/08/2012 # ! Neutral (-0.1)

    The point is that they held a parade in the rain like idiots instead of postponing it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:03 23/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hey, dumbass, this wasn't just a parade, there was a live TV event with performers and guests. Shit happens. There's only a small window when things have already been planned. The weather doesn't always cooperate even if you forecast it for days. You think Japan hasn't held festivities or events with bad weather? Or are you an idiot that somehow believes these events prove anything about two countries.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Butthurt korean detected!

    Comment by Anonymous

    Whoa way to come out racist AND dumb...though those two things are synonymous with one another.

    Comment by Anonymous

    >There are probably days when it's sunny and Korea and rainy in Japan.

    don't be silly. everyone knows that's impossibru

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:06 22/08/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Still more gold medals than Japan.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:22 22/08/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.1)

    And fewer medals overall and fewer gold medals in the non-shooting, non-archery, non-badminton, non-other laughable games that only koreans, chinese, and other assbackward countries play category.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:07 23/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    so jelly

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:47 23/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I guess the PRC has more gold medals than both Korea and Japan.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Yeah, except, the gold medal tally put them up higher in the overall rankings. And guess what twat? Non-shooting, non-archery? All of Japan's traditional sports evolved from combat like Korea and China. So get your sorry head out of Japan's ass if you can. And what a shame so many barbarians have beat Japan in their very own "assbackward" sport of Judo.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:22 23/08/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    I don't see how Korea cheated at all. This is depressing how some countries can't take a loss like a man. Instead shout "cheater!" when they lose LOL. The whole world knows but denying of truth, typical mentality of some people. The whole world saw japan lost, end of story.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:33 23/08/2012 # ! Good (+0.5)

    @23:42
    Japan's traditional sports evolved from combat like Korea? LOL
    Here we go, another delusional Korean yapping away trying to to say "everything came from us" bull shit.
    Korea seriously is the worst country in Asia; at least Chinese rips people off too but they don't try to claim that they invented stuff.
    Fucking Koreans have no shame it's disgusting.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:28 23/08/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Korea comes out with legit stuff that even the US accept as top of the top commodities. The car you drive, the TV screen, computers and phones are imported from Korea to the US and sold as legit goods. "Chinese rips people off too but they don't try to claim that they invented stuff" puahahaha you really are a dumbass aren't you?

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:48 23/08/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.1)

    @01:28
    All those are technologies they stole when other countries have factories there, and most of them are from Japan.
    Keep on living in denial dumb fuck.

    Somebody else posted this but I'll just paste it here, all these stuff Korea stole from Japan and try to claim that they invented it:

    Karate → Tae Kwon Do
    Kendo → Kumdo, Haidong Gumdo
    Aikido → Hapkido
    Origami → Korean Origami
    Norimaki → Kimbap
    Japenese Tea Ceremony → Korean Tea Ceremony
    Japanese Garden → Korean Garden
    Pockemon → Powermon
    Manga → Manhwa
    Honda → Hyundai
    Mazinger Z → Tae Kwon V
    Takeshima → Dokudo (yeah go fuck yourself)
    Tons and Tons of snacks copied from Japan.
    The list just goes on and on.

    Koreans with sushi and teriyaki restaurants left and right trying to pretend to be Japanese...

    Even most Koreans know these, so these are for the dumb Koreans that don't know any better.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:52 23/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    @1:48 you speak the truth... Thank you.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:43 23/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol Japanophiles always making things up. Japan is the original copycat nation, only recently overtaken by China. It was the first Asian nation to completely embrace Western culture and influence. Some of which stems back as far as the pantaloons worn by the Portuguese that samurai adopted.

    Chinese tea ceremony -> Korean tea ceremony -> Japanese tea ceremony

    Subak (Taekkyon) 13th century martial arts -> Karate/Aikido 19th century martial arts

    and so forth.

    You kids are a joke and honestly need to read a history book from time to time.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:06 23/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    @00:33

    No idiot. Learn to read. I didn't say it came from Korea. I said sports in Japan evolved from combat, "like" it did in Korea and China. Reading comprehension=fail. Dumbass detected.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:56 24/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Clearly you and much like other japan wannabe losers here haven't watched the Olympics as you're only spouting bullshit that you can only get from skimming headlines of controversial stories and assume the most retarded thought cause partly you suck Japan's dick but mostly just because you're fucking retarded.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:04 24/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Y SO SERIOUS.

    But while you're at it then: I'll simply point out that for much of recorded history, the Chinese empire's widespread influence meant Korea and Japan were effectively dwarved. Of course they had local versions of similar culture.

    In more recent history, Korea was a flippin' COLONY of Japan. Japan enacted policies that would make them more suitable subordinates: ie. more like themselves. If in that time Korea picked up some Japanese characteristics, guess what? Japan forced and encouraged it.

    Those are just part of the examples. Seriously, the whole idea of accusing someone of "copying" is pretty silly. Taking someone else's work and knowledge, building upon or modifying it, is pretty much the only reason humans progressed past the stone age.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:01 24/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    @03:27

    Hey dummy are you stupid as the guy above? He didn't say it came from Korea. He said it evolved from combat "like" it did in Korea and China. Learn to read asshole.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:29 23/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Guys, we all know Japan copied Karate from Disney. There's no point arguing over needless stuff anymore.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Yeah even the "K-Pop Invasion" is really just Korea copying 90s USA. Plus you can't just say archery came from Korea. It either came frm Chine or it was developed in Japan locally (hence the unique Japanese bow). Archery doesn't originate from one modern/recent society, it is found in the Americas, Middle East, India, Europe and archery at it's earliest has been discovered to originate from South Africa.

    Comment by Anonymous

    at least in the olympics japan didnt cheat their way to victory

    Comment by Anonymous

    Japan has more medals overall, but they're not gold, which means nothing. If you're not first place you're not the winner. What you're saying is just sore loser talk.

    Comment by Anonymous

    "earned" in "sports" no one gives a shit about. "congrats"







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