Beijing 2008 Olympic Games
I love the date today 08-08-08. That’s about nine hours to go from now, to the Opening Ceremony of the Games of the XXIX Olympiad at the National Stadium in Beijing ~ yes, it’s on 8/8/08 at 8 p.m. because 8 is a symbol of prosperity in Chinese culture.
The ceremony officially will begin when Chinese President Hu Jintao is received at the entrance of the stadium by the president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Jacques Rogge, and by Liu Qi, president of the Beijing Olympic Committee (BOCOG).
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