Beijing 2008 Olympic Games
One World, One Dream!
Official Website: Beijing 2008 Olympic Games
The 2008 Summer Olympics (Simplified Chinese: 二零零八年北京夏季奥运会, Traditional Chinese: 二零零八年北京夏季奧運會), officially known as the Games of the XXIX Olympiad, will be celebrated from August 8, 2008 to August 24, 2008, with the opening ceremony commencing at 08:08:08 pm CST (12:08:08 UTC) at the Beijing National Stadium in Beijing, People's Republic of China. Some events, including football (soccer), sailing, and new 10 km marathon swimming events will be held in other cities of China. With the equestrian events being held in Hong Kong, this marks only the second time the same edition of the Olympic Games has been hosted by two National Olympic Committees (NOCs).
The Olympic games were awarded to Beijing, People's Republic of Chinaexhaustive ballot of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on July 13, 2001. The official logo of the games, titled "Dancing Beijing," features a stylized calligraphic character jīng (京, meaning capital), referencing the host city. The mascots of Beijing 2008 are the five Fuwa, each representing one color of the Olympic rings. The Olympic slogan, One World, One Dream, calls upon the world to unite in the Olympic spirit. Athletes will compete in 302 events in 28 sports, just one event more than was on the schedule of the Athens games of 2004. Several new NOCs have also been recognized by the IOC. after an
The Chinese government has promoted the games to highlight China's emergence on the world stage, amidst concerns about environmental issues and human rights. Nevertheless, former IOC president Juan Antonio Samaranch has said the Beijing games will be "the best in Olympic history. [WP]
I was in China @ 2006, it's said that there's 10% in one area speaks English. I lived in Beijing and saw the Sport City and building they're making, at the moment it's crowded with just them Chinese and lots of traffic. They're working and building for the 2008 Olympics, heck, the whole Beijing people and foreigners gonna be just walking all the way. China made this for their aim to get Foreign people stay in China! I was supposed to be a Bouncer in that Olympics, Lol, I just left China for everyday being the same boring one.