Thursday, August 7, 2008

Opening Ceremony for Olympics 2008

The opening ceremony of the Olympics 2008 will be held in the Beijing National Stadium, and begin at 8:00pm CST (UTC+8) on 8 August 2008 (Friday). The choice of date and time (2008-08-08 20:00:00 +08:00) reflects the fact that the number 8 is considered lucky in China.

This ceremony will officially open by President Hu Jintao. We will going to watch Celine Dion, Jay Chou, Sarah Brightman and Liu Huan perform during the opening ceremony. Wao it definately going to be a great show conducted by 张艺谋.

There are 205 Nations (10,500 athletes) participate in this Olympic game. They are fighting for the following medals.

Don'y forget our Mascots - the five Fuwa (福娃 which is literally "good luck dolls" initially known as Friendlies in English). The Fuwa consist of five members that incorporate fish, giant panda, fire, Tibetan antelope, and swallow designs. The Fuwa each have as their primary colour, one of the colours of the five Olympic Rings that stand for the five continents. When the first syllable of each of the five names are said together, the result is the phrase 北京欢迎你 which means "Beijing welcomes you".

Anyway, don't just put attention on opening ceremony only. The closing ceremony for Olumpics 2008 will be held on 24 August 2008 (Sunday).


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