Saturday, August 09, 2008

2008 Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremony

After great anticipation of the event, the opening ceremonies of the Beijing Summer Olympics were in a word... breathtaking.

This probably shouldn't be surprising given the government support of these games (to the tune of a reported $300 million USD on the production), but the actual event itself was truly spectacular.

Some coverage and reporting of the ceremonies can be found at the following:

- CNNSI: Beijing Games Opening Ceremonies Photo Slide Show... also the source of the images below.

- Yahoo! Sports: "Opening Ceremonies Memorable Moments" commentary by Charles Robinson.

- NBC Sports: "Opening Ceremony in Review" video. Additional NBC video can be found by browsing the NBC Olympics video site.

- CNNSI: "China's Spectacular Show" slide show with accompanying audio commentary.