Monday, August 25, 2008

Joyous end to Beijing's Olympic

Heavenly drums, silver bell dancers, light wheels and flying men took center stage to greet guests at the National Stadium Sunday for the closing celebration of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. A pyrotechnic display of numbers for the countdown from 29 -- to indicate the 29th Olympiad -- ushered in the Closing Ceremony at 8:00 p.m. (UTC/GMT +8) with an audience of more than 90,000 present. The performance of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games closing ceremony in the National Stadium, or the Bird's Nest, Beijing, capital of China. The closing ceremony began at 8 p.m. sharp on Sunday.
*Performance of the Closing ceremony
*Wonderful Performance
*A general view of the festivities in Beijing National Stadium
*Acrobats perform on memory tower
*British singer Leona Lewis An eight-minute performance prepared by London, host city of the 2012 Olympic Games.

*Singers Placido Domingo and Song Zuying perform*Fireworks light up night skyFireworks go off over the National Stadium during the Closing Ceremony.

*Fireworks illuminate the sky over central Beijing, China.
*Sacred flame extinguished
The sacred flame of the Beijing Olympics is extinguished at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games Closing Ceremony held in the National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest, in Beijing, China on August 24, 2008.


In the summer of 2012, the UK will come alive with the Olympic and Paralympic Games. The Olympic Games Opening Ceremony on 27 July. It starts a 60-day festival of sport and culture across the UK – the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
UK here we come! 2012!

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