Saturday, October 20, 2007

Torch for Beijing 2008 Olympic Games - Video

If you’re an Olympic enthusiast, you can't afford to miss this video on Beijing Olympics 2008.Probably one of the first videos released for Olympics 2008.

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18 Semi-Finalists for 2008 Beijing Olympic Torch

Beijing 2008 Olympic Torch Bearer

Lenovo, a worldwide leader in the PC market, announced the 18 finalists selected from 6000 applications to compete for the chance to participate in the Beijing 2008 Olympic Torch Relay for Torch Bearers. Lenovo launched the torchbearer search program with assistance from Google to find ‘new thinkers’ from around the world to run the torch in China. This is the longest Olympic Torch Relay in history with more cities visited than any past Games.

The final selection of the torchbearers is now in your hands. Visitors to can help decide who will Olympic 2008 Torchbecome 1 of the 3 potential torchbearer nominees. Each of the finalists submitted a 30 second video demonstrating the most imaginative and innovative way they would participate in the Olympic Torch Relay, indicative of what makes them a ‘new thinker.’

Voting comes to a close at 10 a.m. EST on October 24, 2007. The top 3 contestants to receive votes will be announced mid-November and nominated by Lenovo to participate as torchbearers in the historic China portion of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Torch Relay.

Underscoring the global nature of the contest, the finalists are from 8 countries including Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, and the United States. They are athletes, teachers, artists, filmmakers and even former Olympians.

“As a worldwide partner of the Olympic Torch Relay, we are very excited to bring torchbearer opportunities to the general public. This is an innovative approach to torchbearer nomination,” said Deepak Advani, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Lenovo. “Using Google’s search and hosting platforms, we have identified 18 people to have the chance to demonstrate their Olympic spirit with a 30-second video. When it comes to ‘new thinkers,’ Lenovo is looking for someone who finds creative solutions to bring about global change. This is a unique opportunity to make someone a part of Olympic history.”

  • Motivating – One who inspires the community to achieve goals and conquer obstacles
  • Provocative – One who disregards traditional boundaries in carrying out a great and difficult endeavor

  • Imaginative – One who thinks ‘outside the box’ – outside of national and cultural limitations

  • Individualistic – One who demonstrates independence in both their thoughts and their actions

  • Explorative – One who seeks new ways of doing and achieving

To show appreciation for ‘New Thinkers’ registering in the campaign, Lenovo managed weekly promotions to award them Lenovo Olympic pins and Olympic Torch-themed notebook PCs. Lenovo, winner of multiple awards in PC design, is also the designer of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Torch.

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Sunday, October 14, 2007

How Beijing Olympics 2008 Got Their Logo?

Beijing Olympics 2008 Logo
China will be hosting next year's Olympics in Beijing and tremendous efforts have been made in getting all venues ready for the big event, Beijing 2008. As in all previous Olympics, each host country will have their own official logo and mascot for the event.

China's inspiration for their official logo could come from their death execution squad (China government do execute robbers and people who take grafts).

Beijing Olympics Logo

Olympics 2008 logo

China Olympics logo story

Olympics 2008 Logo Design story

I am pretty sure that this is not the original story behind beijing Olympic Logo, however, I fount the post to be a very nice work of creative mind and thought I would post it in this Beijing Olympics 2008 blog.

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Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Beijing Olympics 2008 Sculpture!

Beijing Olympic 2008 has taken entire China by Storm.The artistic minds are no exception. Enjoy this great sculptures based on Olympic events for Beijing 2008.

Olympic Long Jump Sculpture

Beijing Olympic 2008 Sculpture

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Friday, October 5, 2007

Beijing Unveils Olympic 2008 Symbols

The Beijing Olympic Games organization committee released a set of symbols representing each of the sports for the 2008 Games on Monday, one day before its two-year countdown to the opening ceremonies.

The release ceremony is one of a set of celebrations held by the organization committee to mark the two-year countdown to the Games.

Olympic pictographs, which were first seen at the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games, are used as the official marks for the broadcasting, advertising and marketing of the Games.

Beijing Olympic 2008 Symbols
Olympic 2008 pictures
Beijing Olympic 2008 Icons

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Thursday, October 4, 2007

China Olympic 2008 Mascot

Beijing Olympic Clock

A huge clock in China showing the countdown for Beijing Olympic 2008.

Olympic 2008 Mascot

Olympic 2008 Mascot. China Olympic Mascot

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