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The Olympic Games – Symbols and Creeds

With any great tradition or event there must be a theme or motto that underscores it’s purpose. From the very beginning Pierre De Coubertin sought to promote the highest possible ideals and achievements as a part of the Olympic Games. In line with this the Olympic motto is “Swifter, Higher, Stronger”. In Latin – “Citius, Altius, Fortius”. It was a line that was apparently coined by Henri Didon who was a friar and sports enthusiast as well as a good friend to De Coubertin. It certainly expressed the original focus of this international event.

Olympic Medal Tally 2008

Can we predict the outcome of the Olympic tally? This article shows the ebbs and flows in the Olympic medal tally over the years. Can China beat the U.S.A?

Architecture at the Beijing Olympics

With the Olympics being held in Beijing this year Westerners have seen a fierce change of architecture. New additions to the skyline include a new air terminal by Norman Foster, Herzog & de Meuron’s National Stadium aka the bird’s nest, PTW’s National Aquatics Center with a translucent exterior, Paul Andreu’s egg-shaped National Theater and Rem Koolhaas’ CCTV headquarters with its interconnected slanting forms.

Olympic Companion

Actions, great moves, spectacular performances, the trail, struggles, victories, tears, joy, and cheering of fans, characterize the Olympic game. The Olympic Games is full with great moments and moves, as one of the most watched sporting event it generate some of the most drastic images of athletic competition. If you are a fan of the 2008 Olympic Games, then ….

The Beijing 2008 Olympics – The First Ever That Got Me Hooked

The Olympics are a marvelous opportunity to watch unusual sports like archery and synchronized diving. I watched with my partner, just because it was on TV, and then I was hooked for the rest of it. Of course, your interest may be in watching all those gorgeous toned bodies… Or you may not even have a TV and decided not to watch it this time. Still, you can always watch it online.

Michael Phelps – 8 Gold Medal Olympic Record

The Olympics is primarily a team event, however every once in a while there comes along an amazing individual story. Michael Phelps has perhaps the best individual story of this year’s event. He has the opportunity to win 8 gold medals at the games in China, and so far it doesn’t look like anyone can stop him.

Opening of the Beijing Olympics – A Thirst For Peace First

The most magical moment of the spectacular and intensively choreographed opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics was the spontaneous reaction of Chinese spectators to the dove of peace dance. Delightedly copying the dancers’ fluttering movements, they can have left no viewer in doubt that — for the Chinese people, as represented by those caught on screen then — peace, harmony and the joy of peace and harmony and fellowship with others are what they intensely desire.

Olympic Games – Great Olympic Moments

The Olympic Games offer the world an opportunity to not only observe the full gamut of human emotions – live – without any artifice but also to witness some truly inspiring moments. It is possible that as individuals we may personally recall something that had a particular impact on ourselves. Some poignant moment that caught our imagination.

2008 Olimpics in China – The World is Ready!

The world is waiting with eager anticipation for the 2008 Olympic Games to begin in Beijing, China. What most don’t realize is the the Chinese have been preparing for this for years!

The Official Mascots of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games Manifests Chinese Symbols

The official mascots of Beijing 2008 Olympic Games are blessing signs abstracted from Chinese cultural symbols. Like the Five Olympic Rings from which they draw their color and inspiration, the Five Friendlies will serve as the Official Mascots of Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, carrying a message of friendship and peace–and blessings from China–to children all over the world.

Beijing Olympic Opening Ceremony Fireworks Faked

According to recent reports, some of the fireworks seen during the opening ceremonies of the Olympics were computer generated. The scene of the 29 footsteps above the Bird’s Nest was the section that was faked, according to The Beijing Times. Computer graphics artists spent a whole year creating the 55 second clip.

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