The Olympic Games were first held in 776 BC and were later closed down by the Roman emperor Theodosius I. Later the first modern Olympic games were held in Athens in April 1896 and since then there is nothing stopping them. Lots of countries like Paris, Berlin, Moscow, Sydney and many more have played host to the Olympics.The 2008 Summer Olympics will be celebrated from August 8, 2008, to August 24, 2008.The Beijing National Stadium will play host to the opening ceremony. The International Olympic Committee held an extensive meticulous ballot on July 13, 2001, and it was after that, that Beijing was awarded the Olympic games.The opening ceremony consists of traditional elements and artistic display of dance and theatre which represent the host nation. The first event to take place is the hosting of the country’s flag and presentation of its national anthem. After that there is a parade of the nations in which all the athletes who are participants march in the stadium. Usually, Greece marches in first as it was here that Olympics originated, and the nation playing host that is Beijing would march in last. All the other nations would march between the two nations that… Read full this story
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