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The Olympic Games in Beijing, China

by Yoonkyong Song
(Saitama, Japan)

The Opening Ceremony of Beijing Olympic Games

The Opening Ceremony of Beijing Olympic Games

The Beijing Olympics was held for 17 days from August 8th to August 24th in 2008. It was the 29th Summer Olympics and was held in Beijing, which is China's capital.

It was a festival of people from all over the world. And about 11,000 athletes and 204 countries of the world participated in this Olympics. The Olympic scale was amazing and it became the topic of conversation in 2008. Also, I enjoyed the Beijing Olympics in 2008.

The Beijing Olympics was the 3rd time for the Olympics to be held in Asia, and the first time in Asia since the 1988 Seoul, Korea Olympic Games. At the same time, it was the 2nd time for the Olympics to be held in a Communist country, the first time being in Moscow in 1980.

In 1988, Korea held the Olympic Games in Seoul. Before the 1988 Seoul Olympics, most people didn't know about Korea. But after the Seoul Olympic games, it has been changing quickly.

Everyone knows about China, of course. But, I think China also keeps changing their hard image, because of the fact that the Olympic Games was held in Beijing, China 2 years ago.

I hope China will make a more friendly image. And I want to make more Chinese friends.

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