The four-part Olympic cheer will be taught at schools, promoted on TV, and instructions will be available as part of a poster campaign. It officially will be used to fire up the national team, but can be used to inspire other countries.
Step 1: Clap twice while chanting “Olympics.”
Step 2: Give the thumbs up with your arms extended upward, while chanting “Let’s go!”
Step 3: Clap twice chanting “China.”
Step 4: Punch the air with your fists, your arms extended, shouting “Let’s go!”
I’m glad to see it “can be used to inspire other countries”… but somehow it doesn’t have the same ring as “Aussie Aussie Aussie, Oi Oi Oi!”
And the pull quote from the Variety article:
Another netizen, who gave his name as Xiao Shang says, “I am always amazed at the government’s ability to take the fun out of anything”.
(Ed note: I’ve just realised, I’ve managed to go two whole posts without mentioning Top Gear!… oh, wait… damn.)