Friday, August 8, 2008

08.08.08 08 - One World, One Dream

Finally the day has come - the much anticipated, once-in-four-years event - 2008 Beijing Olympic Games has come!! Felt happy that China has made it to become the host country, and what makes it more special is the date and time of the opening ceremony - 8 August 2008, 8.00pm, which can be symbolized as 08 08 08 08. Hehe...

The Beijing Olympics 2008 will be held from today till 24 August, which is 17 days long. There will be more than 200 countries with a huge number of athletes participating in 302 events of 28 sports. 1 event more than 2004 Athens!

The cute mascots.

There are 5 mascots for the Beijing Olympics 2008, which is Beibei the Fish, Jingjing the Panda, Huanhuan the Olympic Flame, Yingying the Tibetan Antelope and Nini the Swallow. Cute, aren't they?

The Beijing National Stadium.

This is the venue for the opening ceremony of Beijing Olympics 2008- Beijing National Stadium or also known as "The Bird's Nest" because of it's bird's nest-alike design. The stadium costs a massive RMB 3.5 billion, which is equivalent to USD 423 million, and it has a capacity of 91,000 spectators.

According to NBC, the Opening Ceremony tonight would include performances by a cast of 15,000 and declared it would be the most spectacular Olympics Opening Ceremony ever produced. Sources also said that 130.000 fireworks will be put on during the Opening Ceremony as well. Half an hour more to go, let's anticipate the exciting Opening Ceremony of Beijing Olympics 2008!


day-dreamer said...

Nice hor the fireworks?

Chen said...

And the 5 mascots (The Friendlies) Beibei, Jingjing, Huanhuan, Yingying Nini => Bei Jing Huan Ying Ni!! (Beijing welcomes u).

So creative leh :)

And the torch lighting scene is fabulous, kudos to the man behind the scene, the well known director Chang YiMou :)

Wyn said...

DD : yea...d fireworks really nice...and very creative too...esp those 29 giant footsteps of fireworks...

jiejie : yea...zhang yimou reakky creative...after those 3 years of planning...great show...anyway, dat Li Ning very hebat high ler...he not takut...keke...

dat scene really nice with those past torch passing..

really a nice opening...tak sia sia spend 4 hours sitting in front of tv...hehe