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Olympics Meme Research

Last posted Aug 25, 2012 at 06:47PM EDT. Added Jul 19, 2012 at 04:12PM EDT
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The 2012 Summer Olympic Games are about to begin! This year’s games run from July 27th – August 12th in London. We’d like to start this thread now to collect any Olympics related memes from this year and keep research in one spot :)

So far, we’ve seen:

Does this logo remind you of anything?

Hurdler Michelle Jenneke’s routine warmup video | Daily Dot article

and, after several articles revealed the US’s #1 weightlifter Sarah Robles was living on $400 a month, the internet raised more than $16,000 to help her out and send her coach to London with her. The attention also helped her get a corporate sponsor.

There’s also an Olympics memes Facebook page (article about it), Mashable collected all the official Olympics social media outlets, and a few blogs are calling the mascots occult symbols? Advent of Deception, Holy Hexes

If you find anything, post it here!

Last edited Jul 19, 2012 at 04:21PM EDT
Jul 19, 2012 at 04:12PM EDT
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I never really watched the Olympics, but this might just give me an excuse to start! I’ll keep my eye out for anything

Jul 19, 2012 at 04:24PM EDT
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To be honest, I haven’t seen any, and the IOC has kind of a stranglehold on all the social media outlets, perhaps because they don’t want events to be spoiled. I’ll keep an eye out, but I can’t see anything too big happening.

Jul 19, 2012 at 06:08PM EDT
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Perhaps something to add to the Vocaloid page. But apparently people were trying to get Hatsune Miku to perform during the Olympics. The polls and other stuff they created for it litterally got thousands of votes. So much that she became the number one vote. Unfortunately she didn’t make it, now Muse is performing. But the fact that she gained so much attention was mentioned in a lot of online articles.

So perhaps not a seperate event entry, as she didn’t make the cut, but a mention in the Vocaloid entry would be worth it.

Article 1
Article 2
The Top Tens article
Article 4
Crunchyrole article
Fan site

Here’s a vid of a different Miku performance, should give an idea for what to expect if she’d make the cut. But I don’t blame the Olympics really, Miku might say a lot here, but to the mainstream she’s still a WTF?”.

Jul 20, 2012 at 09:08AM EDT
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@RandomMan

That voting campaign was mainly driven by anti-Korea sentiment on the web. As that voting results says, Korean netizen annoyingly pushes their celebrities in any time, any place. Miku was voted by not only her fans, but also many people who hated that Korean’s attitude.

Can KYM document delicate episodes like this?

Jul 20, 2012 at 01:47PM EDT
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mona_jpn wrote:

@RandomMan

That voting campaign was mainly driven by anti-Korea sentiment on the web. As that voting results says, Korean netizen annoyingly pushes their celebrities in any time, any place. Miku was voted by not only her fans, but also many people who hated that Korean’s attitude.

Can KYM document delicate episodes like this?

Oh yes, I’ve seen anti-Korean sentiment almost everywhere on the non-Korean East Asian web. I’m not aware that the Miku victory is related, but it seems plausible.

Jul 22, 2012 at 07:35AM EDT
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Olympic Memes? Hmm, possibly, some.

Considering I’m the only one here who lives in London, you probably assume I know a lot about it…

MehBeh.

Jul 22, 2012 at 03:53PM EDT
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I haven’t seen any olympic memes yet.

I have a better idea:
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Jul 22, 2012 at 11:31PM EDT

In Spain there is the Chonichandal ( chav tracksuit ). It’s this horrible thing the players will be wearing during the olympics (Please, wear sunglasses before staring at it)

Jul 23, 2012 at 05:13PM EDT
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Nothing yet, but I’ll keep an eye out. :D
Actually, I think the US Olympic Team photos are hilariously bad, and could be a meme.

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Jul 24, 2012 at 08:58AM EDT
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I wonder how many millions of dollars they blew on that retarded looking Simpsons logo?

Jul 24, 2012 at 05:22PM EDT
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There’s this Yahoo Sports writer named Chris Chase. He has been notorious for writing poorly written articles especially involving the Olympics. He’s mainly part of blogs such as Busted Racquet and Fourth Place Medal. Since he began writing since 2008, I think an entry for Chris Chase would be good. There’s even a Facebook petition to fire him, not to mention there’s a plethora of hatred towards him in the Yahoo comments.

Jul 28, 2012 at 02:11AM EDT
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The Taiwanese flag controversy has been noted by several media and sparked a series of “get the flag back” photo fads by raising the Taiwanese flag back to the original.
Originally the flag was hung by neighborhood communities, not by the Olympic Committee.

News article, Taipei Times
Taiwanese citizens who arrived at London for the event started a photo fad, putting the flag back.

French News, Le Parisen (minor NFSW) A girl’s response to the controversy.

Jul 28, 2012 at 10:02AM EDT
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I’ve seen a lot of pish-posh about some 15-year old who got a gold medal. I can’t confirm it though, because I don’t watch it.

Jul 31, 2012 at 12:56PM EDT
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I’m not positive, but I’ve seen this guy’s shoulder blades around.

Aug 01, 2012 at 11:56AM EDT
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I’ve heard a lot about cheating at this olympic games; one particular moment involved badminton (sic), including a player who quit the sport because of how unfair she felt she was treated.

LMK on how this could fit in with everything else.

Aug 08, 2012 at 10:22PM EDT
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Here’s an article involving the McKayla Maroney meme. Warning, this article is by Chris Chase.

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/olympics-fourth-place-medal/mckayla-maroney-gets-mckayla-not-impressed-meme-194637045--oly.html

Aug 11, 2012 at 07:56PM EDT
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Not sure if it’s relevant, but here’s an article about how Ed Sheeran’s fan mistook his cover of “Wish You Were Here” for a new song during the closing ceremony.

http://www.gigwise.com/news/75410/ed-sheeran-fans-mistake-pink-floyd-hit-for-new-song

Aug 15, 2012 at 09:31PM EDT
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