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Beijing Olympic Closing Ceremony

Date: 2008-8-24 9:46:00 by iris Tags: Beijing Olympic

Beijing Olympic Closing Ceremony

The following are some facts and figures about the closing ceremony of the Beijing Olympic Games, held here on Sunday night.


The closing ceremony is held in the National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest, in the Olympic Green in northern Beijing.

The stadium was jointly designed by Herzog & de Meuron Design Office, and China Architecture Design & R

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Closing ceremony of the Games will be unrehearsed

Date: 2008-8-19 2:44:00 by orchid Tags: Beijing Olympic

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China is preparing to dazzle the world again with a glittering closing ceremony of the Olympic Games on Sunday.

Unlike the opening ceremony, which was repeatedly rehearsed at the National Stadium, the closing one will not be rehearsed, Beijing News said Monday.

The men's marathon will end at the stadium at about noon, leaving only eight hours for the organizers to

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Liu Xiang quits 110m hurdles

Date: 2008-8-18 4:08:00 by thomas Tags: Beijing Olympic

Liu Xiang quits 110m hurdles

Liu Xiang's dream of defending his Olympic title on home soil ended on Monday when he failed to start his first-round heat in the 110 metres hurdles.

Liu, the world champion and the host nation's best hope of an athletics gold medal at the Beijing Olympics, pulled up after a false start and hobbled down the tunnel to leave the Bird's Nest stadium in stunned silence.

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