Hidden camera reveals some Olympic Opening Ceremony secrets
A South Korean cameraman has managed to provide the first glimpse of what people can expect to see at the Olympic Opening Ceremony on August 8 in Beijing.
The man smuggled a camera past the tight security controls at the National Stadium before filming a costume rehearsal, reported dpa.
The footage shows the unrolling of a huge script, hundreds of dancers, drums, Kung Fu and traditional Chinese figures floating through the air.
Images of swimming whales were projected on to the stadium roof while a representation of the Earth was positioned in the centre of the arena.
Chinese Olympic organizers expressed disappointment Thursday that that the Seoul Broadcasting System had decided to broadcast the footage.
"The clips don't give the public a full picture of the Opening Ceremony," said spokesperson Sun Weide. "Let's wait for a wonderful performance when the Games begin on August 8."
Just as at previous Olympics, details about the Olympic Opening Ceremony, which is being directed by Zhang Yimou, have been kept a closely guarded secret.