Saturday, August 9, 2008

Opening Ceremony Highlights

  • firework footprints 'walking' in the sky from Tienanmen Square to the Bird's Nest stadium
  • 2008 drummers playing in perfect synchronicity, then in the complete darkness with only their drumsticks lit up to finish their performance
  • Chinese flag bearer Yao Ming walking with a 9 year old Sichuan earthquake survivor during the parade of nations
  • gymnast Li Ning running around the top of the stadium, suspended by wires, with the torch to light the Olympic flame to start the Games

Lowlight: Prime Minister Stephen Harper is one of the few governmental leaders to not appear at the opening ceremony, despite Canada being the next nation to host an Olympics.

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