The 'Strange' Olympic Moment That Keeps Going Viral In Beijing

Clips of soldiers flicking national flags at the 2022 Games have racked up millions of views online.

The dramatic presentations of national flags at the 2022 Winter Olympics are enthralling fans online almost as much as the feats of sporting prowess.

Eurosport’s clip of a Chinese soldier’s snappy unfurling of the flag of the Russian Olympic Committee, only to have it cover his face, has garnered more than 35 million views on TikTok alone:

And it’s not the only time the “strange visual” involving a flag has happened in Beijing:

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