On the 24th August 2008, it marked the closure of the Beijing Olympics 2008. Over the past two weeks, it had been a great joy to watch the Opening Ceremony, the sporting events and finally the Closing Ceremony, marking a wonderful Goodbye to this exceptional and awesome Beijing Olympics 2008 !
There were many sporting moments during the Beijing Olympics, some of those that left a great memories-
(1) Michael Phelps remarkable achievement of 8 Gold Medals
(2) Singapore Table Tennis Lady Paddlers achieving Silver Medal !
(3) Sprinters from Jamaica
(4) Professional footballers playing in the Beijing Olympics
(5) USA Basketball Team
The Closing Ceremony was another great showcase, a wonderful performance by the Host Nation, great atmosphere and carnival like feeling, a perfect finale to an exceptional Olympics for all, many wonderful memories for everybody in the world.
There were times when events leading up to the Beijing Olympics cast shadow and doubts, however, it did not derail them and politics did not interfere with the sporting and Olympics spirit. It was not just about the Olympics, it opened up many great friendships and cultures from people all over the world, who were present in Beijing and those who watched the Beijing Olympics.
Through the Olympics sporting events and spirit, the role of sports played a very important role as a channel and event to foster greater relationships and friendships between people and countries from many different cultures.
Let’s all make the world a better place to live in !