Beijing Olympics 2008

Introduction to Beijing Olympics 2008

  • The 2008 Summer Olympics will be hosted by Beijing, China.
  • The Beijing Olympics 2008 will be held from August 8 to August 24, 2008.
  • Most event sand the opening ceremony for Beijing Olympics 2008 will take place at the Beijing National Stadium.
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  • Some Beijing Olympics 2008 events will be held at other cities in Mainland China and Hong-Kong.

About 2008 Beijing Olympics:

  • Beijing was declared the official host of the 2008 Olympic Games on July 13, 2001.
  • “Dancing Beijing” is the official logo of the Beijing Olympics 2008 games.
  • Five “Fuwa” or “good luck dolls”, each one representing one color of the Olympic rings, are the mascots of 2008 Beijing Olympics.
  • The five Fuwa also represent the five elements in Chinese mythology- earth, fire, wood, water and metal.
  • They symbolize the fish, giant panda, Tibetan antelope, swallow and fire.
  • The official slogan for 2008 Beijing Olympics is “One World, One Dream”.
  • There will be 302 events in all at Beijing Olympics 2008.
  • A total of 28 sports have been included in the games for Beijing Olympics 2008.
  • Many new National Olympic Committees have also gained recognition by the IOC this year.
  • The games at Beijing Olympics 2008 will be hosted by 37 venues across Mainland China and Hong-Kong.
  • 12 new venues have also been constructed for Beijing Olympics 2008 including the “Bird’s Nest”.

Development and preparation for Beijing Olympics 2008:

  • The government has adopted measures to step up the equality of security servicesat Beijing Olympics 2008.
  • Improvements are being made to make cities more convenient for English-speaking visitors during Beijing Olympics 2008.
  • Investment in renovation and construction of new venues is being made for Beijing Olympics 2008.
  • The Beijing National Stadium or the “Bird’s Nest” will be the prime architectural attraction of the Beijing Olympics 2008 games.
  • The government also enhanced and expanded public transport systemsfor the Beijing Olympics 2008 games.
  • Communication systems like cell phone and internet towers have also been set up for international visitors during Beijing Olympics 2008.
  • Traffic control strategies have been implemented to reduce air-pollution levels.
  • Authorities are also planning to make the Beijing Olympics 2008 a non-smoking event.
  • Officially branded products are made available in special stores and online.
  • Many Olympic themed songs were recorded by internationally known singers for the Beijing Olympics 2008 games.

Games in Beijing Olympics 2008:

The following games are included in the 2008 Beijing Olympics:

Torch Relay for Beijing Olympics 2008

  • The Olympics torch relay began on 24 March 2008 in Olympia, Greece.
  • Olympics torch relay arrived in Beijing on 31 March and was carried across all continents from there.
  • The relay was met with a lot of hostility and protests form Tibetan activists.