Coverage of the opening ceremony of the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing.
Did You Know?
The 2008 Summer Olympics opening ceremony was held at the Beijing National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest. It began at 20:00 China Standard Time (UTC+8) on Friday, August 8, 2008, as the number "8" is considered to be auspicious. The number "8" is associated with prosperity and confidence in Chinese culture. See more