Beijing olympics

The blocks changed into a small version of the Great Wallwhich then sprouted peach blossoms, the Chinese symbol for openness. They performed a dance while leaving their trails on the block of white paper, reminiscent of Chinese ink and wash painting.

Next, the Beijing olympics were lift up by twenty "Dunhuang fairies" Buddhist apsaras of the Beijing olympics Caves. Ceramicsporcelain vessels and other Chinese fine arts artifacts were beamed on a giant LED scrollrepresenting the first of the Four Great Inventions of China, paper, and displaying animated graphics, slowly unfurling.

The stadium hosted both the opening and closing ceremonies as well as the athletics competition. Scroll Painting[ edit ] Dancers painting on the scroll The disciples of Confucius chanted a famous quote from the Analectstranslated as "All those within the four seas can be considered his brothers".

The Wusheng type of Beijing opera performers was also enacted.

2008 Summer Olympics opening ceremony

The Guangdong Olympic Stadium was originally planned, constructed, and completed in to help host the Games, but a decision was made to construct a new stadium in Beijing. Feng Shuqin and her husband, Zheng Zhanlin have lived in their house for 50 years and the family has owned the property before the Communists took control in Footprints of History and Olympic Rings[ edit ] The firework footprints were set off at the rate of one every second; each represented one of the 29 Olympiads, signifying the Beijing Olympics as the XXIX Olympiad of the modern era.

Countdown[ edit ] Welcoming ceremony began by a flame and an ancient Chinese sundial, awakened by the light of time from the sky, lights up bronze Fou drums.

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Transport[ edit ] A map of the Olympic venues in Beijing. Welcoming ceremony — The Song-Fou[ edit ] The drummers play the bronze Fou drums and sing the quote from The Analects of Confucius written years ago: At its center was a piece of white canvas paper, which then ushered in a performance of black-costumed dancers whose hands hid brushes that had been dipped in ink.

A fleet of thousands of buses, minibuses, and official cars transported spectators, athletes, and officials between venues. Michael Meyer, an American who lives in the hutongs reported that a total ofresidents were relocated from their homes before the Olympics began Meyer.

2008 Summer Olympics

The selection of the design became official in April Several criteria were required of each design, including flexibility for post-Olympics use, a retractable roofand low maintenance costs.

The drums, running like a time machine, form giant digits in both Arabic and Chinese numerals to count down the final seconds to the Games. Performers in Zhou -era clothing representing the " Disciples of Confucius ", carrying bamboo slipsrecited excerpts from the Analects: Opera[ edit ] The next segment saw ancient terracotta soldiers and Chinese opera[27] followed by a Beijing opera puppetry performance.

Several expressways encircle the center of the city, providing for quick transportation around the city and between venues. Investments were expected from corporations seeking ownership rights after the Olympics.

In an effort to ensure success for the games, the government invested billions in building new infrastructure, although clearance to tiny, outdated neighborhoods in Beijing called hutongs resulted Petrun. The character was shown, consecutively, in bronze inscriptionSeal script and KaisScript Modern Chinese script.

Indirect capital costs are not included, such as for road, rail, or airport infrastructure, or for hotel upgrades or other business investment incurred in preparation for the Games but not directly related to staging the Games. Silk Road[ edit ].

Includes the historic scroll painting And the bamboo books and bird 1.Michael Phelps might have singlehandedly upped pasta makers’ Q3 sales by carbo-loading on 12, calories a day prior to the Beijing Olympics, but Jamaican Sprinter Usain Bolt had a.

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Beijing was elected as the host city for the Summer Olympics on 13 Julyduring the th IOC Session in Moscow, defeating bids from Toronto, Paris, Istanbul, and to the session, five other cities (Bangkok, Cairo, Havana, Kuala Lumpur, and Seville) had submitted bids to the IOC, but failed to make the short list chosen by the IOC Executive Committee in The new Olympic Channel brings you news, highlights, exclusive behind the scenes, live events and original programming, 24 hours a day, days per year.

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