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Beijing 2008 Olympics Games





Beijing Emblem
The official emblem of Beijing 2008 entitled "Chinese Seal-Dancing Beijing" cleverly combines the Chinese seal and the art of calligraphy with sporting features, transforming the elements into a human figure running forward and embracing triumph. The figure resembles the Chinese character "Jing", which stands for the name of the host city and represents a particularly significant Chinese style.

Behind every symbol, there is a story. This is the story of a country opening its gates to the future. The story of a city reaching out to embrace all humanity. The story of people inviting the world to join their dance, experience their culture, and share their joy. This is Dancing Beijing : the symbol of the Beijing 2008 Summer Games.

Dancing Beijing is the journey to the future. As the emblem for China's journey toward the 2008 Summer Games, It reveals the heart of an ancient culture embracing the modern world, the spirit of people moving toward a new destiny. It captures the soul of a city in transformation, a nation on the move. Its motion conveys a message of hope, an invitation to joy and a promise of unity.

It is the seal of the nation. The Chinese seal has remained the standard of commitment in Chinese culture for thousands of years, serving as a signature and personal pledge. It is the seal of the 2008 Summer Games the promise Beijing makes to the world to stage an Olympic Games unlike any the world has known. A promise rooted in honor and trust, character and truth.

It is the signature of the city. For over 5,000 years, the ancient Chinese art form of calligraphy has expressed the grace and character of the Chinese people, the charm and beauty of its traditions. Inspired by the ancient figure for Beijing, the new image of China's Olympic quest turns the city into a dancing athlete, beckoning a cultural exchange between East and West. In the graceful sweep of the calligrapher's hand, the image of a New Beijing is born.

It is the color of China. Red is the most significant color in Chinese culture, the most enchanting. The depth of its meaning equals the depth of its beauty. Red breathes life into Dancing Beijing. Its energy is unceasing. It is celebration, luck and new beginnings.

It is the spirit of the individual. It is the symbol for every Olympian, every performer, every volunteer and every spectator everyone who will dance at the Beijing 2008 Summer Games. In its magical mix of sport and culture, Dancing Beijing celebrates the athlete's effort and the artist's vision. Arms flung wide, Dancing Beijing invites the world to share in the city's history, its beauty, its energy, its future.

It is the form of the dragon just as the dragon's sinuous curves and dynamic nature reflect the ancient beauty and majesty of Chinese culture. In its fluid arcs, Dancing Beijing binds the past to the future, the power to the promise, the art to the athlete. The fire and light of a people, the boundless spirit of a nation are wrapped in its curves.

It is an invitation, a hand extended to welcome the world to China for a celebration destined to unite humanity as never before. For the world's largest nation, the Beijing 2008 Summer Games are the ultimate gesture of friendship, a global expression of hope that the community of nations will dance with Beijing and join its dream of a world united in peace through sport.

At the 112th session of the IOC in Moscow, Election of the host city of the Games of the XXIX Olympiad in 2008. Beijing obtained 56 ballots on the second round of voting. Beijing was declared the host city of the Games of the XXIX Olympiad in 2008.

Team USA defeated team Serbia to win its third straight basketball gold medal in Men’s Basketball tournament. The winning team’s coach Mike Krzyzewski was utmost delighted with his team’s victory on the final day of Rio 2016 Olympic Games. USA won by a 19-15 lead and this is their 25th straight victory at the Olympic Games in addition to the 15th straight victory in the basketball tournament. 

Mo Farah of Great Britain has bagged the gold by winning the 5000 meters final and completed the double double. According to media reports, with this victory Farah has become the second man in the history of Olympics to be able to successfully defend his 5000 and 10000 Olympic championships. His victory is being hailed on Twitter with some calling him the greatest long distance runner of all time. Meanwhile, the silver medal has gone to Paul Kipkemoi Chelimo and Dejen Gebremeskel of Ethiopia has bagged the bronze.

In the women's event, Caster Semenya of South Africa won the Olympic gold in the 800m. She won in one minute 55.28 seconds.  Francine Niyonsaba of Burundi won the silver medal and Kenya's Margaret Nyairera Wambui bagged the bronze.

Chen Long of China has taken gold medal in the Rio Olympics 2016 after defeating Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia, who has won a silver in men’s badminton today. Lee was facing pressure not to lose the match. He beat Lin Dan of China in the semi-final. Lee and Lin, both are considered to be the best players of their time. With Lee’s defeat, Malaysia has missed out the chance of getting an Olympic gold medal.

 

Italy came up with a win and is heading to men's volleyball final against Brazil, after defeating USA. The US men's volleyball team tried all their survival skills, but could not stand in front of Italy. The winning team's thriller was 30-28, 26-28, 9-25, 25-22, 15-9. After it was over, US coach John Speraw said that the team was not skilled enough and they did not execute on some of the opportunities, which Italy flawlessly did

French boxer Estelle Mossely celebrated her 24th birthday by winning a gold medal in Women’s lightweight boxing championship. She defeated China’s Yin Junhua after the end of four rounds that had the two defending champions leveled on the scorecards of three judges. The bronze medals were earned by Mira Potkonen of Finland and Anastasia Beliakova of Russia.


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