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August 24, 2008

Beijing Olympic 2008 Closing Ceremony



Beijing Olympics / China

The 29th Beijing Olympic 2008 has finally come to an end on 24 August. It’s yet another astounding ceremony with amazing performances and countless fireworks bursting into the skies!

Riders on illuminated wheels.

Two humongous drums suspending in the air, each with a drummer.

For the moment, these three Marathon medalists must be the luckiest men on earth when the whole world was watching their victory ceremony during the closing ceremony in Beijing.

A stunning performance with suspended banners.

London will host the next Olympic Games in year 2012.

Wasn’t surprised to see David Beckham representing the London host in the closing ceremony, but it was kinda funny to see the little girl carrying a football and Beckham kicking it off to the ground, as if the main theme of the London host is about soccer.

Brilliant fireworks illuminating the night, wondering how many fireworks were sent into the sky… Gonna miss the Olympic Games for another four years!

Photos from http://en.beijing2008.cn/

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25 Comments Leave your comment

  • Mark H said on August 25, 2008 7:50 am

    Congratulations to China for a superb Olympic Games. And the marathon runners deserve a huge audience for their medal ceremony – does any event epitomise the Olympics better than the marathon and the supreme efforts required simply to complete the course.

  • eunice said on August 25, 2008 10:15 am

    @Mark: Absolutely, especially when the marathon runners need to run for more than 42km. Afterall, the name Marathon comes from the legend of the Greek messenger.

  • Anston said on August 25, 2008 10:26 am

    Wow~ so beautiful ler the closing ceremony, if can feel the live will be more great!!

    I should sit in front of the TV last night rather than go take fireworks pics, bad experience anyway :(

  • eunice said on August 25, 2008 12:03 pm

    @Anston: Yeah, the closing is awesome. Hopefully there is a delayed telecast for you! Firework pics? I thought it has been raining everyday recently.. really not a good weather for photo-taking. But I guess you enjoyed watching the fireworks.

  • antonio said on August 25, 2008 1:13 pm

    Yeah, the same feeling that you get after the world cup football, WHAT”S NEXT? we will all definitely miss the games. This installment of the Olympics is really monumental for it is a proof that CHINA is really ready to take the world and it will surely be a superpower to reckon with in the years to come, not just in sports but in politics and economics as well. AMerican domination to the sport finally ended, much to the celebration of many I guess. It’s fun to see 2012 if America can redeem itself…..

  • Forever HL said on August 25, 2008 4:35 pm

    haha….the ceremony was a bit boring and kinda disappointing….>_<

    蕾蕾~

  • eunice said on August 25, 2008 5:16 pm

    @Antonio: World Cup, Euro Cup, Olympics, all 4 years apart!!

    @HL: Yeah, that’s what my hubby felt too! He said too much singing … >_< . But to me, it’s still nice la

  • Forever HL said on August 25, 2008 6:48 pm

    yaya….too much singing….but no jay chou de…. >_<
    before the ceremony say got him de ma….T_T

    蕾蕾~

  • eunice said on August 25, 2008 7:08 pm

    @蕾蕾: True lor, now you remind me that. I don’t recall seeing any Taiwanese stars at the closing… was there any?

  • alex said on August 25, 2008 7:49 pm

    amazing! it really ended with a bang!

  • Miss Elle said on August 25, 2008 10:30 pm

    it was fabulous indeed. same here, when i saw beckham during the Basketball match between USA and Spain, I knew he was gonna play some part on the closing ceremony. hehe :)

  • eunice said on August 25, 2008 10:40 pm

    @Miss Elle: Looks like David Beckham really rules the sports arena in UK!

    @Alex: Got to wait for another 4 years again…

  • melee said on August 25, 2008 11:20 pm

    wow. Even i don’t see the ending ceremony but when i saw your photo’s it seems like i saw the ending. wow.. for me its awesome.

  • eunice said on August 25, 2008 11:29 pm

    @melee: Oh, why you didn’t watch? Worth watching Beijing ceremonies cos they spent millions of dollars making them! =D

  • Footyman said on August 26, 2008 1:04 am

    Come to think of it, apart from the the three winning marathoners, another way to become famous is be that videoman there! Am sure he’s got a few seconds of “worldwide exposure” too!

  • eunice said on August 26, 2008 1:14 am

    @Footyman: U r so observant! Yeah, the videoman was damn near the winners! XD

  • melee said on August 26, 2008 2:12 am

    yeah. kinda busy that day :( , but I will watch the replay.. :)

  • Jasper Jugan said on August 26, 2008 12:44 pm

    four years of waiting! looking forward to what London has to offer!

  • lz said on August 26, 2008 1:14 pm

    Quite disappointing that RTM only broadcast part of the closing ceremony..sigh..but it’s great!! And the soccer part, hahah, it’s really funny!

    Btw, answering ur Q, i was in KL last few days and now, i’m back to my home sweet home! ;)

  • eunice said on August 26, 2008 2:36 pm

    @Lz: So you were in KL, no wonder. I am going Penang next month! My travel bug is bugging me now… >_<

    @Jasper: Yeah, another 4 years, we will be 4 years older!!

  • TNH said on August 26, 2008 5:02 pm

    finally it come to the end…sure China feel releif now because the game had end safely and they have won the champion..the closing ceremony was nice too…

  • eunice said on August 27, 2008 12:10 pm

    @TNH: Yeah, that’s what I heard from some Chinese friends, that the whole event went on smoothly without major disruptions.

  • Justin said on August 27, 2008 1:20 pm

    As a Chinese, I feel the same way, we were worrying a lot about disruptions before and during the Olympics. But finally, it proves to be a success, thank you, to the world, and also to you, our Singaporean friends, it is every one’s dedication that make this event a legend, this is not just China’s Olympics, but also the world’s.

  • eunice said on August 27, 2008 1:25 pm

    @Justin: Yeah, that’s the slogan for Beijing Olympic! One World, One Dream. =D

  • Shar said on February 7, 2010 5:02 am

    Hi,

    Great pics of the Closing ceremonies! Which would you say, the opening or closing, ceremonies were better in Beijing???

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