1988 Seoul Opening Ceremonies: Where Doves Were Burned Alive

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Starting at about 4:45, the cauldron is lit. Some time before, white doves had been released into the stadium during the opening ceremonies, and many had yet to find their way out of the stadium.

As birds are wont to do, they were drawn to a relatively high perch to check out the scene – little did the birds know they were moments away from being burned alive. Most got away, but a few didn’t get away in time.

Whose idea was it to release birds, anyway?


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