Wednesday, August 06, 2008
Games of the XXIX Olympiad
"One World, One Dream"
Official Olympic logo: "Dancing Beijing" - A stylised emblem depicting a chinese seal inscribed with the character "Jing" (taken from the name of the host city) in the form of a dancing figure.
Olympic slogan: "One World, One Dream", calls upon the world to unite in the Olympic spirit.
Host City: Beijing, China
Nations participating: 205
Athletes participating: ~10,500
Events: 208 in 28 different sports
Opening Ceremony: August 8
Closing Ceremony: August 24
Olympic Mascot: The 5 Fuwa - each representing both a color of an Olympic ring and a symbol of Chinese culture.
"Let the Games begin!"
Posted by Wayne at 8:08 AM