Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Beijing Olympic Count Down to 2008

Beijing Olympics are coming in 2008. This count-down clock is across the street just east of Tiananmen Square. Only 1159 days, 13hours, 55 minutes and 38 seconds until the games official begin.

I want to mention that there is a multi-year selection process for songs for these games: " The Campaign will begin in 2003 and end in 2007. The objective of the Campaign is to spread the Olympic spirit of "Citius, Altius, Fortius", to promote the theme of "Green Olympics, Hi-Tech Olympics and People's Olympics" and to carry forward the cultural background and humanism of China world widely. During the course of the Campaign, ten "Songs for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games" (the "Selected Songs") will be selected every year for wide promotion. The official theme song for the opening ceremony of the 2008 Olympic Games will be chosen from the Selected Songs."

You can learn here.