Which ideas can be used

for The Colour Orange?

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Which ideas can be used for The Colour Orange?

Paper/prints: Information about the Olympics 2008 will be printed on orange paper. Not only political declarations but also on ordinary memos to athletes. One could imagine that some papers would print parts of the information about the Olympics with an orange background or using a small orange logo every time there is an article mentioning who won what.

Clothes: Audience, athletes and other participants in the Olympics 2008 will wear something orange, for example a suitcase, a handbag, a hat, a tissue, a jacket, a necktie, some earrings, a camera bag, mobile phones, a pen etc.

The athletes could use orange directly incorporated into their sportswear, sport equipments, bottles, and jewellery. This might for example draw the attention and respect when the first gold winner takes up his orange scarf to remove the sweat from is face.

NGOs such as Amnesty International and the Tibet and Burma committees could stand in the airports contacting the sport unions or be present within the Olympic training camps of their respective countries to hand over orange scarves or something else they think could draw the attention.

Journalists could write their notes with an orange pen.


What could ordinary people do to help redefine the colour orange: It is important to give ordinary citizens who are not going to the Olympics some options to support the project and make their own statements about China. This could for example be:

On the internet they can put the orange logo that supports the project (on their websites, internet-profiles etc) or by passing on press releases and information about the Orange Project and about human rights in China. They could add themselves on the lists that support the continuous focus on China during the Olympics.

Sport clubs can locally arrange a common Olympic event in order to incorporate orange into their expression. Small things such as serving an orange welcome drink with a comment about the drink reminding us about human rights violations in China. The local office of Amnesty International could also come and make an introductory presentation about the situation in China before you focus on the sport itself.

People can wear an orange colour with a statement that puts focus on human rights violations in China during the time the Olympics are running.

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26 August: Olympic hangover – Media self criticism would be seemly

16 August: Usain Bolt wearing orange bracelet to the Olympic 100m gold record-breaking victory in Beijing

13 August: Rafael Nadal wearing an orange headband in Beijjing

7 August: Application for permission to demonstrate in the 3 special protest zones during OG in Beijing 2008

6 August: China’s OG website hacked ??

17July: Tour de France and TheColorOrange in Narbonne, photos

2 July: Open letter to the participants of the OG2008 distributed to about 30,000 MPs all over the world.

10 June: The Color Orange needs you!! to make an Orange wind blow in China. Click here for more information about The Color Orange supporting groups 

Videos and other information about the activities in Hong Kong

12-15 May: Link to article about this case: The Dutch Olympic Committee fears that The Netherlands will be taken as Orange hostage in Beijing 2008.

8 May: Advises about the use of The Color Orange at the Olympics in Beijing 2008, and the IOC’s latest words of restrictions and dress-code.

8 May: IOC is trying to avoid political manifestations during OG 2008.

30 April: The Pillar of Shame painted orange. See the photos

30 April:  Make pieces of orange cloth and tie them on to sculptures all over the cities where you live and give moral support to the Chinese democracy fighters.

28 April: Declaration  

from TheColorOrange team that was refused entrance into Hong Kong

TheColorOrange in Hong Kong

26 April to 6 May
See all the latest news and pictures
of our orange activities in Hong Kong
when the Olympic Torch arrives

BBC TV about 

TheColorOrange in Greece

17 April: Olympic Torch will be met

with orange actions when it comes to China

14 April: The pen is stronger than the sword

28 March 2008

Greek police bans orange clothes
  during Olympic Torch Relay

Danish activists stopped by the Greek police

The Chinese democracy

 movement backs

The Color Orange Campaign

The Hong Kong Alliance, one of the cornerstones

 of the Chinese democracy movement has now

decided to join the orange manifestations.

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