No, this is not about the olympiad, persay...but rather of a curious thing I've noticed.
I'm an American spending time working in China, just for quick background.
SO I'm here watching the games and I notice the commercials are all pro-China, of course. Chinese athletes winning or doing well (scoring goals or the like).
What really got me was that their opponents in the commercials were (95% of the time) the USA. It struck me as strange because I'm quite sure China has done well against other countries many times, but to primarily show vs. the US really tends to rub me the wrong way.
The reason I've noticed is this: The olympic games showcase the worlds greatest athletes from around the globe, but countries use them to promote a sense of nationalisn (Pro-"we", and less "pro-they") and perhaps divide the world even more.
Or maybe I just have too much time on my hands.
I'm asking other T-peeps around the globe to take note of the commericals and tell us here what you notice about them (who are in them, who they are against, the "tone" of them...anything you can notice or discern from them).