Oh ffs, the British are redefining the concept of exacerbated patriotism... both ceremonies have been nothing but a major glorification of all things British. It's Britain, Britain, Britain and Britain... jeez, it's the Olympic Games guys, it's the international event par excellence!
Beijing was very Chinese though and I found it very educational. It taught me about their culture. Just this time, it's my own country exporting its culture elsewhere.