2008 Summer Olympic Games

Season 1 Episode 1

Opening Ceremony

Aired Daily 8:00 PM Aug 08, 2008 on NBC

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  • The Old Meets the new...stunning!

    Ill start out by saying that im a huge fan of the olympic games. I can remember back fondly to the Barcelona (1992) Olympics and just thoroughly enjoying the spectacle and athletisism of it all. .Since then ive been an avid follower The opening ceremonies do tend to drag on, but ive always loved to see what each hosting city has to offer.

    In saying that the opening ceremony of Beijing 2008 was absolutely spectacular. Using every possible technology and skill from its country, China put on a visually stunning feast on the eyes. Two things stand out for me, the giant globe rising from beneath the Birds Nest and the final torch bearer running through the air to ignite the torch. Plus its also a thrill to see your country enter the stadium.

    Bring on the rest of the games. Go NZ!