Friday, August 8, 2008

Beijing 2008 Olympic Games Opening

Today is the official opening day of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. The Olympic games will start from today, 8 to 24 August 2008.

The Beijing Organizing Committee for the 2008 Olympic Games says the opening ceremony, starting at 8 pm Beijing Time on August 8th will last about 3 and a half hours. Stick with your TV for the opening and the official time for the opening is 8 o'clock tonight. Stay tune...*For Malaysian, if you only have basic channel at home, turn to RTM 1 at 8:30pm.

Google team are just too creative for their Google page designing purposely for this memorable day.

The slogan for the Olympic 2008 in Beijing

The national anthem of the host country

Here are the lyrics of China’s national anthem, in case you want to sing along:

Qi3lái! Búyuàn zuò núlì de rénmen!
Ba3 wo3men de xuèròu zhùchéng wo3men x?n de chángchéng!
Zh?nghuá Mínzú dào liao3 zùi w?ixi?n de shíhòu,
M?igerén bèipò zhe f?ch? zùihòu de hou3sh?ng.
Qi3lái! Qi3lái! Qi3lái!
W?men wànzhòngy?x?n,
Mào zhe dírén de pàohuo3, Qiánjìn!
Mào zhe dírén de pàohuo3, Qiánjìn!
Qiánjìn! Qiánjìn! Jìn!

And here is the official English translation:

Arise, ye who refuse to be slaves!
With our flesh and blood, let us build our new Great Wall!
The Chinese nation faces its greatest danger.
From each one the urgent call for action comes forth.
Arise! Arise! Arise!
Millions with but one heart,
Braving the enemy’s fire.
March on!
Braving the enemy’s fire.
March on! March on! March on!

The Logo

sharing the Olympic spirit

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