2008 Olympics: Ceremonies

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NBC Olympics Premiered Jan 01, 2008 Unknown

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2008 Olympics: Ceremonies

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2008 Olympics: Ceremonies presents archival footage of the jaw-dropping opening ceremony that was held in honor of the beginning of the 2008 Summer Olympics, which took place in Beijing, China and was called a "truly exceptional Games" by IOC President Jacques Rogge. The opening ceremony was held August 8, 2008 and took place in the beautiful and modern Beijing National Stadium. This thrilling display of performance art, music, athletics, and Chinese culture lasted for over four hours and included a cast of over 15,000 performers. The ceremony was widely considered an unprecedented success, dazzling audiences with a beautiful celebration of Chinese history. The show's centerpiece was a giant scroll, and the official song-You and Me, written specially for the games by Chinese composer Chen Qigang-was performed as a duet by China's Lui Huan and Britain's Sarah Brightman. The Opening Ceremony for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing is a must-see spectacle that has gone down in history as one of the world's all-time greatest shows.

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AIRED ON 8/8/2008

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