2008 Summer Olympics
Every four years, cities all over the world vie to become the newest host of the Olympic Games. For the 2008 Summer Olympics, Beijing China has won the coveted honor. The games will take place between August 8 and August 24th, 2008. The official logo has already been created and is called “Dancing Beijing.” The logo is red and white, and features a willowy, dancing silhouette with the Olympic rings underneath. Beijing beat out several cities as the prime choice, including Toronto and Paris to name a few. The 2008 Summer Olympics will be full of exciting sporting events such as soccer, volleyball, swimming, sailing, and many more. The subway system of Beijing is currently undergoing major upgrades to prepare for the 2008 Summer Olympics. This will make traveling from one venue to the next much easier for ticket holders and spectators, and will also improve the subway system for all of the citizens of Beijing.
Construction of a brand new venue began in December of 2003 and will be ready in time for the 2008 Summer Olympics. It is called Beijing National Stadium, and will be host to soccer and many other sports, as well as the new home for various entertainment activities. The stadium has a capacity of 8,000 people and was developed by a Swiss architectural firm. All of Beijing is a buzz about the 2008 Summer Olympics which will bring in revenue and improvements for the economy and the society of the area as a whole. As a host for these monumental games, it is a great honor and privilege that is shared by athletes and citizens alike. Over 7 million tickets total will be sold. The 2008 Summer Olympics are sure to be a memorable and fun time for everyone involved as well as those watching the games from home.