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  • Beijing 2008 - Opening Ceremony - 192

    Beijing 2008 - Opening Ceremony - 192

    BEIJING - AUGUST 08: Judo athlete Amel Mekic of Bosnia and Herzegovina during the Opening Ceremony for the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics at the National Stadium on August 8, 2008 in Beijing, China.
    Thursday, August 7, 2008 10:00 PM | Photo
  • Beijing 2008 Mascots

    Beijing 2008 Mascots

    Olympic Mascots, the Fuwa: Beibei, Jingjing, Huanhuan, Yingying and Nini
    Friday, August 8, 2008 8:00 AM | Photo
  • Beijing 2008 Mascots

    Beijing 2008 Mascots

    Olympic Mascots, the Fuwa: Beibei, Jingjing, Huanhuan, Yingying and Nini
    Friday, August 8, 2008 8:30 AM | Photo
  • Summer Games Beijing 2008 Medal

    Summer Games Beijing 2008 Medal

    For the first time jade is used for the Beijing Olympic medals. The medals have been designed with inspiration coming from "bi", China's ancient jade piece inscribed with a dragon pattern. The medals symbolise nobility and virtue and are the embodiment of traditional Chinese values of ethics and honour, emitting a strong Chinese flavour. Noble and elegant, the medals are a blending of traditional Chinese culture and Olympism. On their obverse side, the medals reflect the Greek character of the Olympic Games: the goddess of victory Nike pictured in the Panathinaikos Stadium. While on their reverse side, the medals are inlaid with jade with the emblem of the 2008 Games in Beijing engraved in the metal centrepiece. The design inspiration of the medal hook derives from jade "huang", a ceremonial jade piece decorated with a double dragon pattern and "Pu", the reed mat pattern.
    Friday, August 8, 2008 10:00 AM | Photo
  • Beijing 2008 - Opening Ceremony - 72

    Beijing 2008 - Opening Ceremony - 72

    BEIJING - AUGUST 08: Tsotang Maine of the Lesotho Olympic track and field team carries his country's flag to lead out the delegation during the Opening Ceremony for the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics at the National Stadium on August 8, 2008 in Beijing, China.
    Thursday, August 7, 2008 10:00 PM | Photo
  • Beijing 2008 - Opening Ceremony - 257

    Beijing 2008 - Opening Ceremony - 257

    BEIJING - AUGUST 08: Joachim B. Olsen of the Denmark Olympic track and field team carries his country's flag to lead out the delegation during the Opening Ceremony for the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics at the National Stadium on August 8, 2008 in Beijing, China.
    Thursday, August 7, 2008 10:00 PM | Photo
  • Beijing 2008 - Opening Ceremony - 82

    Beijing 2008 - Opening Ceremony - 82

    BEIJING - AUGUST 08: Makelesi Bulikiobo of the Fiji Olympic track and field team carries his country's flag to lead out the delegation during the Opening Ceremony for the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics at the National Stadium on August 8, 2008 in Beijing, China.
    Thursday, August 7, 2008 10:00 PM | Photo
  • Beijing 2008 - Opening Ceremony - 154

    Beijing 2008 - Opening Ceremony - 154

    BEIJING - AUGUST 08: Lopez Lomong of the United States Olympic men's track and field team carries his country's flag to lead out the delegation during the Opening Ceremony for the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics at the National Stadium on August 8, 2008 in Beijing, China.
    Thursday, August 7, 2008 10:00 PM | Photo
  • Beijing 2008 - Opening Ceremony - 42

    Beijing 2008 - Opening Ceremony - 42

    BEIJING - AUGUST 08: Joao N'tyamba of the Angola Olympic track and field team carries his country's flag to lead out the delegation during the Opening Ceremony for the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics at the National Stadium on August 8, 2008 in Beijing, China.
    Thursday, August 7, 2008 10:00 PM | Photo
  • Beijing 2008 - Opening Ceremony - 204

    Beijing 2008 - Opening Ceremony - 204

    BEIJING - AUGUST 08: Runner Lopez Lomong of the USA carries his country's flag and leads the delegation from the USA during the Opening Ceremony for the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics at the National Stadium on August 8, 2008 in Beijing, China.
    Thursday, August 7, 2008 10:00 PM | Photo
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