The 2008 Summer Olympic Games will be held in Beijing China. The Peoples Republic of China was chosen as the host country for the olympic games from a group of countries that included France, Canada and Turkey. The games open August 8, 2008 and close August 24. 2008. Approximately 10,500 athletes from all over the world are expected to participate.
The Beijing Olympic Figure is entitled "Chinese Seal-Dancing Beijing" The figure is said to resemble the Chinese character "Jing", which stands for the home of the host city. The artwork embodies 4 messages: Chinese culture, The color of red China, Beijing welcomes from all over the world and To challange the extreme and acheive the perfect and promote the olympic motto of "Citius, Altius, Fortius (Faster, Higher,and Stronger).
Click on http://active.beijing-2008.org:7777/stream/english/rmplayer.jsp?CatalogNumber=EN01&ProgramID=202&clip=1 to see a short olympic movie.