Saturday, August 9, 2008


Latest Schedule of Beijing Olympic 2008 on August 9, 2008 as at 07:23 (GMT +8)- Don't miss the golden moment of Olympic Beijing 2008. Prepare your self with our Olympic programme on RTM1 and RTM2.

Schedule of Olympic Beijing 2008 TV Coverage (RTM)

Date: August 8,2008 - August 24, 2008

Channel: RTM1 & RTM2
, Astro Oly. Channel 816 to 826 (broadcast live) from Beijing, China.

Beijing welcomes world to 2008 Olympic Games

China welcomed the world to the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on Friday with the roll of thunder from two thousand fou drums and a battering of fireworks across the Chinese capital -- from the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square to the National Stadium

Live coverage of the opening ceremony

1. Pre-ceremony Performance

1.1 The pre-show is performed both south and north of the National Stadium and on the tracks.

1.2 Several national celebrities demonstrate and train the audience in an energetic and lively manner on the interactive elements in the ceremony.

1.3 Animation video assists the training

1.4 2008-member Fou Band enters from four gates, standing in a rectangular formation on the east and west sides of the field with a 22-meter wide passageway in the middle. The Fou is an ancient Chinese percussion instrument either made of bronze or ceramic.

1.5 The 224-member Chorus dressed in 56 traditional Chinese ethnic costumes start to enter on both sides of the Chinese national flagpole. A child enters and stands in front of the flagpole.

1.6 The 201-member Military Band enters and stands at the north of the Stadium.

2. The Arrival of the Chinese President and the President of the IOC

The President of the People's Republic of China and the IOC President enter the Presidential Box.

At the north of the Stadium, the Military Band plays welcome music.

3. Countdown

In the last 10 seconds, the percussion rhythm of the "Fou Formation" is as intense as the roar of thunder. Chinese and Arabic numerals flash on the surfaces of the Fou successively, in tune with the rhythm ... 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.

3.1 A dazzling light activates an ancient sundial.

3.2 The sundial reflects light onto the "Fou."

3.3 Fou are ancient Chinese percussion instruments made of clay or bronze. In as early as the Xia and Shang dynasties, Fou were used in song and dance performances.

3.4 The rhythmic beating of the instruments coincides with the lights to convey the concept of "time."

Picture of the fireworks of the opening ceremony

4. Welcome fireworks

Splendid fireworks burst from the Stadium's exterior trusses, making the entire Stadium like a blossoming flower.

5. Welcome

The sound of the Fou is thunderous and the chant is roaring. Two-thousand-and-eight performers beat the Fou and sing to welcome friends from all over the world. The exciting percussion performance starts to create a rolling, thunderous welcome.

5.1 The 2,008 Fou and their 2,008 musicians symbolize the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

5.2 "Friends have come from afar, how happy we are." This is a well-known saying of Confucius. Two-thousand-and-eight performers beat the Fou and sing to welcome friends from all over the world.

Confucius (551 BC-479 BC) was a famous educator and philosopher in ancient China. His thoughts deeply influenced later generations.

6. Footprints of History

Twenty-nine colossal burning footprints symbolize 29 Olympiads.

6.1 Twenty-nine colossal footprints rise to the sky in a series of fireworks. At a rate of one "footprint" per second, 29 of them march along Beijing's central axis from Tian'anmen Square all the way to the Olympic Green and the National Stadium, symbolizing the path of the Games of the XXIX Olympiad and their arrival.

6.2 The footprints consist of fireworks, representing the invention of gunpowder, one of the four great inventions in ancient China.

7. Olympic Rings

The footprints change into clusters of falling stars, which gather to form the Olympic rings.

7.1 The "footprints" pass through Tian'anmen Square and head north, with the last "footprint" exploding over the National Stadium, showering the Olympic venue with clusters of falling stars, which gather to form the five Olympic rings.

7.2 Twenty graceful fairies float towards the ground and cluster around the Olympic rings, manifesting beauty and romance. Their costumes glow with light.

8. Entry of the Chinese National Flag

Eight flag bearers carry the flag into the Stadium horizontally and solemnly display the Chinese national flag. A child sings A Hymn to My Country.

Fifty-six children representing each of the 56 Chinese ethnic groups cluster around the Chinese national flag.

9. Raising the National Flag and Singing the National Anthem

The flag guards raise the national flag of the People's Republic of China. A 224-member chorus sings the national anthem of the People's Republic of China.

The national anthem chorus consists of performers from 56 Chinese ethnic groups.
Fireworks of the opening ceremony Chinese President Hu Jintao takes his seat Fireworks go off Fireworks explode over the National Stadium President of the International Olympic Committee Jacques Rogge waves US President George W. Bush waves
Chinese national flag
The Chinese flag is raised

Picture of Satuday August, 9 2008 - Today's Schedule

Saturday, August 9, 2008 Beijing Olympic 2008 Gold Medal Maches Schedule:



Venue: Beijing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics Gymnasium

Location: Beijing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics

Type: Renovated

Olympic competitions: Weightlifting
Paralympic competitions: Weightlifting

Floor area (sq m): 21,000

Permanent seats: 3,400
Temporary seats: 2,600

Groundbreaking date: January 31, 2007

10:00am Weightlifting Women's 48kg Group A at BUAA Gymnasium

Picture of Road Cycling Course


The Road Cycling race starts at the North Square of YONGDINGMEN in Beijing's Chongwen District and finishes at Juyong Pass in Changping District. The route passes through Chongwen, Xuanwu, Dongcheng, Xicheng, Chaoyang, Haidian, Changping and Yanqing Districts.

11:00am Cycling - Road Men's Road Race at Road Cycling Course

Picture of Beijing Shooting Range Hall

Picture of Beijing Shooting Range Hall - The Competition Hall


Olympic events: Rifle, Pistol

Seating: 9,000

Paralympics events: Rifle, Pistol

Olympic dates: August 9-17

Opening hours: One hour prior to the start of competition

Walking distances: Southeast Entry to the Hall: approximately100 meters

10:30am Shooting Women's 10m Air Rifle Final at Beijing Shooting Range Hall

15:00pm Shooting Men's 10m Air Pistol Final at Beijing Shooting Range Hall

Picture of USTB Gymnasium


Olympic events: Judo, Taekwondo

Seating: 8,000

Paralympics events: Wheelchair Basketball, Wheelchair Rugby

Olympic dates: August 9-15 (Judo); August20-23 (Taekwondo)

Opening hours: Two hours prior to start of competition

Walking distances:

South gate to Gymnasium: approximately 200 meters

North gate to Gymnasium: approximately 300 meters

West gate to Gymnasium: approximately 400 meters

18:42pm Judo Women -48 kg Gold Medal Contest at USTB Gymnasium

19:03pm Judo Men -60 kg Gold Medal Contest at USTB Gymnasium

Picture of Fencing Hall


Olympic events: Fencing, Modern Pentathlon (Fencing and Shooting)

Seating: 5,695

Paralympics events: Wheelchair Fencing, Boccia

Olympic dates: August9-17 (Fencing); August21-22 (Modern Pentathlon)

Opening hours: Two hours prior to the start of competiton

Walking distances:

The fencing Hall of the National Convention Center is situated on the western side of Olympic Green, and can be reached from all four main Olympic Green entries. Distances from the Green's main entries to the Hall are as follows:

From the Southwest Entry: approximately 500 meters

From the South Entry: approximately 1,200 meters

From the East Entry: approximately 1,000 meters

From Subway Line 8 "Olympic Green" station: approximately 200 meters

20:10pm Fencing Women's Individual Sabre Gold Mdl Match at Fencing Hall

(Thank you and credits to The Official Site Of Beijing Olympic 2008 website: and all sources for the information and pictures of The Beijing Olympic 2008)


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