Chinese dancer has tragic fall in opening ceremony rehearsal
I only heard about this after reading transcripts of the press conference with BOCOG officials.
Liu Yan a classical dancer was seriously injured and might be paralyzed after leaping to a platform that “malfunctioned” during a rehearsal for the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics.
Zhag Yimou, director of the opening ceremony had this to say:
“I feel sorry for Liu Yan, my heart is full of regrets,” he said in an interview. “I’m deeply sorry. Liu Yan is a heroine. She sacrificed a lot for the Olympics, for me, for the opening ceremony.”
You can read the article from the New York Times here: Behind the Opening Ceremony, a Paralyzing Fall
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