Comrades, it’s important to remember the struggles of our brothers and sisters who fought in the revolutionary wars of liberation that happened in the dark bygones of our collective 20th century saga. And what better way to do it than a Red Olympics with events like the Heroic Bunker Bombing Grenade Toss or the Red Soldier Pole Carry?
The Second National Red Games began on Sunday in Qingyang (庆阳) in Gansu province, apparently organized by various organizations as an attempt to boost tourism to the region. Though the games don’t really approach North Korea’s Grand Mass Gymnastics and Artistic Performance Arirang (aka the Arirang Festival) in terms of production values and sheer kitsch factor, we still think the Red Games has a place in the pantheon of Socialist Mass Events.
Things apparently got a little bit too real on the third day, when an athlete participating in the Barbed Wire Battlefield Rescue injured her head against the barbed wire in question (which featured rather prominently in a number of events), reminding everyone that war reenactment can get a little dicey for true believers. Keep your head down, comrade!
Photos from Yahoo China