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Old August 24th, 2008, 10:51 AM
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2008 Olympics End

Beijing bids farewell to Olympics



The Olympic Games have drawn to a close with a glittering ceremony inside Beijing's Bird's Nest Stadium.
Spectacular fireworks kicked off the proceedings, while a beautifully choreographed drumming and dancing display recalled the opening ceremony.

It was a more celebratory affair, as exuberant athletes, dancers and musicians got into the party spirit.
The Olympic flag was handed to London mayor Boris Johnson, with organisers briefly showcasing the 2012 Games.

The countdown to 2012 has started, and organisers will know they have a great deal to live up to with China hosting one of the best organised Games in history and staging some of the most memorable opening and closing ceremonies ever seen.

Beijing's dramatic farewell to the 29th Games of the modern Olympiad got under way with a magnificent firework display, which quickly segued into an amazing display of dancing and drumming. Scottish cyclist Chris Hoy, who claimed three gold medals in Beijing, carried the flag for Team GB as the 205 flag bearers led the way for the thousands of athletes.
After speeches from Liu Qi, president of the Beijing Organising Committee, and International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge, the Beijing Games were officially declared to be over.

China staged the Olympics against a background dominated by fears of pollution, worries over security and protests about its human rights record.
But the sporting action was enthralling, with highlights including Michael Phelps swimming to a record eight gold medals and Jamaica's Usain Bolt breaking three world records on his way to three golds.
"We have come to the end of 16 days which we will cherish forever," said Rogge.
"New stars were born and stars from previous Games continued to amaze us.

"We shared their joys and their tears and marvelled at their abilities, and will long remember their achievements here.
"These were a truly exceptional Games."



London mayor Boris Johnson accepted the flag ahead of 2012

The British flag was raised and "God Save the Queen" sung by the choir, before Johnson was handed the Olympic flag from Giu Jinlong, the major of Beijing, and Rogge. It heralded the start of an eight-minute segment for London organisers to offer a flavour of the 2012 Games, as a red London bus arrived into the stadium.
Hoy, dressed up as a city gent, and fellow British cyclists Victoria Pendleton and Jamie Staff accompanied the bus on bicycles alongside a troupe of dancers holding umbrellas.

Singer Leona Lewis and former Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page emerged as the bus transformed into a grass-covered carnival float, and the pair combined for a rendition of "Whole Lotta Love".
And the biggest star turn came when former Manchester United star and England captain David Beckham arrived to kick a football into the crowd of athletes.

The Olympic flame was then extinguished, before the attention shifted to a "memory tower" in the centre of the stadium.
Legendary Spanish tenor Placido Domingo and Chinese soprano Song Zuying joined forces to sing, while Hollywood actor Jackie Chan later joined a throng of dancers and singers for a closing number.
The sporting action was finally brought to an end earlier in the day, with France's men claiming gold in the final of the handball.

It was the 302nd and last gold medal to be awarded, and followed Sunday's finals in boxing, basketball, volleyball and water polo, while Kenya's Sammy Wanjiru won the men's marathon.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/olympics/7578133.stm
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2008 OLYMPICS Final Medal Count

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Were the fireworks for real this time?
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2008 OLYMPICS Final Medal Count

Why is yahoo showing the position of the countries by overall medal count ?It should be ranked based on the number of Golds as is the current practice. Or is the US too embarrassed to be beaten by China this time and therefore the american websites
are showing the position based on overall medals won
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Bye Bye Olympic Beijing 2008..

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even nigeria has more medals than India
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If Pakistan and India unite we can change the world!
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If Pakistan and India unite we can change the world!
And pigs will fly
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If Pakistan and India unite we can change the world!
Same thing again. Agar imagine hi karna hai then why not imagine bigger? Pukestan has not won a single medal, so how will merging with that country gain India? If you really want it big, merge with China
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Phelps was the hero of this olympics and I wonder when somebody would be able to break his records...
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sadly olympics are over... I should find something to do in the evening after office...
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Thank Goodness it came to an end. I am ashamed of shaming Chinese into winning any more Gold medals.
Aside, IOC needs to invent a new metal - like 'Ravi'um - that can only be given to Indians, to likes of Sania, Bhupathi, Paes.
Abhinav Bindra and Sushil Kumar can suck on it.

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Phelps was the hero of this olympics and I wonder when somebody would be able to break his records...

He broke Mark Spitz's record after 36 years. so, if the same time gap is maintained expect the same in 2044 olympics!!
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Re: 2008 Olympics come to an end

Good its ending. Now I can go back to watching NBC shows like Heroes, without having to see an endless NBC sponsored Public Relations blitz for China and those unending commercials.

NBC had like 5 minutes of content and 15 minutes of pro-China PR and commercials. It was so boring

I wonder what ratings NBC enjoyed for the Olympics. Also one more thing, if you noticed, that NBC did was constantly re-run the Phelps victory and other wins. This was very boring. How many times can one watch Phelps swim?
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