Goodbye Olympic Beijing 2008 ! Welcome to Olympic London 2012 !

hehe aku tengok closing ceremony beijing 2008 tadi kat astro

cam biasa memang hebat la. paling hebat masa dia buat tanglung besar giler tuh

Live Coverage: The Closing Ceremony of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games

memang cool lah sukan olimpik beijing kali neh

penuh warna warni. memang cool. beijing mmg deserve the best olympic organiser lah !

tak sure la plak whether london boleh beat beijing ke idak in terms of opening ngan closing ceremony

dengan stadium sarang burung yang gempak giler, stadium aquatic yang digerlar water cube yang cool dan the egg yang cool giler. mmg power ah beijing. banyak belanja siot nak buat sukan olimpik neh kan. hehe

surelah london dah cuak dah sekarang. haha

Live Coverage: The Closing Ceremony of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games

Updated:2008-08-24 17:10:00

Full coverage: The Closing Ceremony of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games
An interior view of the National Stadium (Photo credit: Xinhua)

1. Pre-ceremony Performance

Synopsis: With Fuwa as the creative theme, relaxing and humorous performances interact with the audience and create a passionate, relaxed and joyous atmosphere for the Closing ceremony.

1). With Fuwa as the main focus, the best wishes from Beijing are presented to the audience by each Fuwa in their own unique style.

a. Best wishes brought by Beibei (humorous interactive performance)

b. Luck brought by Jingjing (awe-inspiring bicycle trick performance)

c. Happiness brought by Huanhuan (acrobatic plate-spinning performance)

d. Health brought by Yingying (springboard slam-dunk performance)

e. Peace brought by Nini (acrobatic stick-shaking performance)

2). The hosts arouse the passion of the audience for the Closing Ceremony and explain how to use the prop package.

Prop Package includes:

1. Torch-shaped fluorescent stick with cloud patterns: 30cm x 8cm

2. Shining handball: 22cm x 13.5cm

3. Lengthened Chinese fan: 30cm x 60cm

Live Coverage: The Closing Ceremony of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games
Artists perform (Photo credit: Xinhua)

2. Entrance of the President of PRC, the President of IOC and VIP

Synopsis: Greeted by solemn music and warm applause, the president of PRC, the President of IOC and VIP enter the stadium.

3. Prelude, Countdown and Fireworks Display

Synopsis: The countdown music is played. The countdown videos are played simultaneously on the screens in the south and north of the stadium. The countdown starts from “29”, indicating the 29th Olympic Games.

1). The countdown starts from “29”, indicating the 29th Olympic Games. From “29” to “11”, highlights of this Olympic Games are shown with countdown numbers on the screen. Accompanied with sound effects, the atmosphere reaches its climax.

Guided by volunteers, all audience count down from 10 together. Both Arabic numerals and numbers written in Chinese characters appear on the screen with typical patterns of minority ethnic groups as the background.

2). Fireworks on top of the National Stadium (Bird’s Nest) burst immediately when the countdown ends, forming a great circle in the sky which symbolizes the success of Beijing Olympic Games.

(Circle: In traditional Chinese culture, “circle” is a symbol of harmony and renewal, indicating the success of Beijing Olympic Games.)

Live Coverage: The Closing Ceremony of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games
Fireworks of the closing ceremony in the National Stadium (Photo credit: Xinhua)
Live Coverage: The Closing Ceremony of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games
Girls dancing in the Closing Ceremony (Photo credit: Xinhua)

4. Welcome the president of PRC, the President of IOC

Synopsis: Welcome the President of the People’s Republic of China, Mr. Hu Jintao, and the President of the International Olympic Committee, Mr. Jacques Rogge.

5. Raising the PRC National Flag, Singing the PRC National Anthem

Synopsis: The National Flag of PRC is raised while the Military Band of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army plays the National Anthem of PRC.

6. Chapter 1: Reunion – Prelude

Synopsis: All lights go out in the Stadium. A video is played on the large screen in the north and south to explain the theme of the Closing Ceremony. The video reviews the exciting and memorable moments during the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. A grand celebration is about to begin.

1). Two hundered performers of drum formation line up in a circle on the steps of the Main Stage, dance and beat drums while looking up at the sky. Two large heavenly drums fly from the north and south, and the resonant sound of the drum comes from far away.

2). The performers beat the heavenly drums in a unique style in magical light. The two heavenly drums meet at the center above the stadium, slowly fall down to the Main Stage and are suspended about 5 meters above the stage. The heavenly drum and the drum on the ground complement each other.

3). Summoned by the drumbeat, 1,148 silver bell dancers wearing silver bells gather around the Main Stage, and sing and dance for the heavenly drums. A grand celebration is about to begin.

(Drum: The drum has the distinct symbolic meaning in traditional Chinese ceremonies; the drumbeat indicates the commencement of the ceremony. The drumbeat calls people to gather together, to express common dreams and passion through grand ceremonial performance.)

Live Coverage: The Closing Ceremony of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games
Performance of the Closing ceremony (Photo credit: Xinhua)

7. Chapter1: Reunion – Greeting the Guests

Synopsis: Silver bell performers dance in tune with the beat of the heavenly drums on the Mian Stage to greet the guests.

1). Eight drum carts in different shapes enter the stadium, carrying performers who beat drums in unique ways.

The sound of the song is mingled with the drumbeat, passionate and dynamic.

2). Eight rotating poles swing and go across.

3). With 60 light wheels shuttling, 200 bouncing and flying men run and roll over.

4). The silver bell dancers change into radiating wave lines coming through, and form four festive passages with the eight drum carts to great guests.

8. Entrance of the NOC Flags

Synopsis: Entry of the flags of all delegations.

1). Led by guides and placard holders, the flag bearers of all delegations enter the stadium, divided into two groups. One group (1-102), headed by Greece, enters from Gate 4 in the right order and stands along the Main Stage. The other group (103-204), headed by Saudi Arabia, enters from Gate 3 in the right order and stands along the Main Stage. The Chinese Flag bearer enters last and stands at the designated place.

2). After all flags are in position, 1,046 marshals run into the designated places.

Live Coverage: The Closing Ceremony of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games
Flags of the participating delegations

9. Entrance of the Athletes

Synopsis: All athletes enter from four gates without differentiation of nationality.

1). A women’s percussion band for welcoming performance and two children percussion players play cheerful music, and the whole stadium is in raptures.

2). Entry of the medal-winning athletes of the 29th Olympic Games.

3). Simultaneous entrance of the athletes from four gates without differentiation of nationality.

Live Coverage: The Closing Ceremony of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games
Entrance of athletes

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Live Coverage: The Closing Ceremony of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games

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10. Marathon Victory Ceremony

Synopsis: Holding the marathon victory ceremony.

1). The music for marathon victory is played. The winning athletes and award presenters enter.

2). The marathon victory ceremony is held. The national anthem of the winner’s country is played, and the marathon flag operators of the Guard of Honor of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army raise the national flag of the winner’s country.

Live Coverage: The Closing Ceremony of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games
Marathon Victory Ceremony

11. Entrance of the Representatives of Volunteers

Synopsis: Entry of the volunteer representatives.

Twelve children lead twelve representatives of volunteers to walk from Gate 2 to the Main Stage.

Live Coverage: The Closing Ceremony of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games
Representatives of volunteers

12. Entrance of the New Members of IOC Athletes’ Commission

Synopsis: Entry of the newly elected members of the IOC Athletes’ Commission.

Four children lead for new members of IOC Athletes’ commission to walk together with four persons for the ceremony from Gate 1 to the Main Stage.

13. New Members of IOC Athletes’ Commission Present Flowers to the Representatives of Volunteers

Synopsis: New members of the Athletes’ Commission present flowers to the representatives of volunteers.

The new members of the Athletes’ Commission present flowers to the representatives of volunteers.

14. The Present of IOC and the Present of BOCOG Take the Floor

Synopsis: Mr. Jacque Rogge, President of IOC, and Mr. Lu Qi, President of BOCOG, walk to the Main Stage from the VIP corridor.

Mr. Jacques Rogge, President of IOC, and Mr. Liu Qi, President of BOCOG, walk to the Main Stage from the VIP corridor.

15. Address by the President of BOCOG and the President of IOC

Synopsis: Address by Mr. Rogge, President of IOC, and Mr. Liu Qi, President of BOCOG..

Mr. Liu Qi, President of BOCOG, gives an address.

Mr. Rogge, President of IOC, gives an address.

16. Raising the UK National Flag and Playing the UK National Anthem; Raising the Greek National Flag and Playing the Greek National Anthem

Synopsis: Raising the Greek National Flag and playing the Greek National Anthem; raising the UK National Flag and Playing the UK National Anthem

1). The flag operators of the Guard of Honor raise the Greek National Flag while the Greek National Anthem is played.

2). The flag operators of the Guard of Honor raise the UK National Flag while the UK Natinal Anthem is played.

17. Lowering the Olympic Flag and singing the Olympic Hymn

Synopsis: Lowering the Olympic Flag and singing the Olympic Hymn.

1). The flag operators of the Guard of Honor slowly lower the Olympic Flag and hold it.

2). A chorus of 226 Chinese and foreign children sings the Olympic Hymn in Greek.

Photo: Jacques Rogge waves the Olympic flag
Jacques Rogge waves the Olympic flag watched by London Mayor Boris Johnson. (Photo credit: Clive Rose/Getty Images)

19. Handover Performance

Synopsis: London handover performance.

1). Destination London 2012

The 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games reunites the world’s greatest sporting event with one of the world’s greatest sporting event with one of the world’s great cities. In the year in which we mark the anniversaries of the 1908 and 1948 Olympic Games in London, we are enormously proud to receive the Olympic Flag tonight as we begin our journey tonight from Beijing to London, where the Games will be held in the heart of one of the world’s most culturally vibrant, diverse and sports passionate cities.

2). Youth capital showcasing best of British talent

We invite the media to celebrate this moment with us. As the creative capital of the world, London leads its performance tonight with music and dance, showcasing the very best of British talent and diversity in performances that reflect key themes of the London 2012 Games- sport, culture, social change, urban transformation, and changing lives- all inspired by young people and our vision to use the power of the Games to inspire change. Tonight’s performance highlights the artistic creativity, energy, and passion for sport, art and culture that London and UK will bring to the 2012 Games. The Olympic and Paralympic Games in London will rock the UK and the world in an Olympic celebration party of sport, culture and amazing human performances.

3). Special guest performers

The Handover segment is led by special guest performers from London whose achievements demonstrate the power of sport, music and art to cross barriers and divided in ways where talent and creativity can be celebrated and enjoyed the world over- from our Rock royalty to the current global star urban pop, to one of our greatest global sporting heroes. These include global football hero, David Beckham, new international singing sensation, Leona Lewis and legendary Led Zeppelin rock group guitarist Jimmy Page. We demonstrate why London remains the coolest place on the planet.

The special guests are joined by performers spanning the spectrum of diverse, creative, multi-cultural dance in London. Zoonation’s athletic urban dance, Candoco’s inspirational and contemporary dance along with dancers form the world renowned Royal Opera House perform as one company to music performed in part by the London Symphony Orchestra- a truly unique combination of talent for a unique occasion.

Tonight’s Handover segment is indicative of our four-year, youth focused Cultural Olympiad, which starts in September and will reflect the interests of young people from all backgrounds, from music and video to disability and urban arts, which will help to spread the values of the Olympic Movement to young people more widely.

The London 2012 Cultural Olympiad provides a contemporary interpretation of the vision of the founder of the modern Olympic Movement Pierre de Coubertin for the Games as an international festival of sport and culture for the athletes and youth of the world.

4). Games for the new generation

I am, of course fiercely proud of London and the UK, proud of its passion for sport, proud for its creativity and diversity as a home to ethnic and faith groups from every part of the world; and very proud that London is seen as the youth capital of the world. We want to share this London with all of you and through you send a message to the youth of the world that the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games is for them. We want you to help us to use the power of the Games to inspire children and young people from all backgrounds to fulfill their potential- on and off the sporting field. Tonight’s performance will be beamed to millions of UK residents, who will be celebrating back home and getting ready to welcome you in 2012.

We hope you enjoy tonight’s special performance — from London with a Wholelotta Love!

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Live Coverage: The Closing Ceremony of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games

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20. Chapter 2: Memory — Extinguishing the Olympic Flame — Prelude

Synopsis: An airport electronic flight screen appears on the large screen of the Stadium. An athlete about to leave walks up the boarding ladder and turns around affectionately.

1). In special-effect light, the boarding ladder truck with the logo of Beijing Olympic Games is slowly elevated. An airport electronic flight screen appears on the large screen.

2). An athlete about to leave walks up the boarding ladder and turns around affectionately. He slowly takes out an exquisite painting scroll and unfolds it…

In the dark, a huge mechanic device — the “memory tower” at the center of the field– rises slowly, with two “sports sculpture” performers standing on top of it and showing various athletic gestures.

Live Coverage: The Closing Ceremony of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games
Red double-decker bus (Photo credit: Xinhua)

21. Chapter 2: Memory — Extinguishing the Olympic Flame – Memory

Synopsis: This eternal moment of 2008 in Beijing is unforgettable.

The rim of the bowl changes into a red track. Special lights cast precious and spectacular scenes of the 16 days from the lighting of the holy flame to now onto the track in the air.

At the center of the field, two “sports sculpture” performers rise gradually and show different athletic gestures slowly in the air, conveying the noble Olympic spirit to people.

22. Chapter 2: Memory – Extinguishing the Olympic Flame – Flame

Synopsis: The holy flame embodies man’s noble spirit of trying to pursue and build friendship together.

1). The athlete on the boarding ladder looks at the burning holy flame in the distance, and slowly folds painting scroll. The holy flame of 2008 Beijing Olympic Games is slowly extinguished…

2). As the holy fame is extinguished, a huge “holy flame” is lighted at he center of the field (396 “memory tower” performers simulate the flame with their bodies).

The “holy flame” on the “memory tower” is flowing with ever-changing scenes, expressing man’s Olympic spirit of “Citius, Altius, Fortius.”

3). The torch lights in the hands of the marshals and over 90,000 audience are turned on at the same time, implying that the holy flame will be in our hearts forever.

4). In the passionate far-reaching music, 16 lucky cloud yarn strips slowly rise along the “memory tower” on the Main Stage.

5). The top ends of the lucky cloud yarn strips extend towards the sky and change into a lucky could tree symbolizing friendship and joy.

24. Chapter 3: Carnival – a Sweet Love Song – The Moon is Bright Tonight

Synopsis: Seven singers walk onto the Main Stage from below the steps and sing The Moon is Bright Tonight.

In the prelude, seven singers walk from below the steps to the Main Stage and sing The Moon is Bright Tonight.

Four columns rise on the Main Stage and four acrobats perform spectacular actions on top of the four columns.

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