BLOG – Viral Colonial Flag Olympic Hoax as Hong Kong Chillier Than Sochi 1

Hong Kong has just one athlete at the 2014 Sochi Olympics – a male short track speed skater named Pan-To Barton Lui. Unfortunately, his achievement was somewhat overshadowed by a convincing flag mix-up hoax. The screenshot below went viral today, no doubt to the delight of the post-80/90s protest movement…

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However, TVB and Oriental Daily reported that the image was – in fact – photoshopped…

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Lui grew up in Sai Wan Ho but moved to Vancouver as a teenager due to an absence of local training venues. There are also several officials attending as part of the Hong Kong delegation…

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After his time in Canada, Lui trained in China and South Korea before joining Hong Kong’s official skating team in 2008…

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Barton Lui at the World Cup in Kolomna, Russia, last year – via SCMP

This is the fourth Winter Olympics Hong Kong has competed in…

Despite its usually humid climate, the Fragrant Harbour is currently colder than the Russian host city…

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An artist’s impression of how the city feels at the moment.

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