Beijing 2008 Olympic - Diary of Progress

2007

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  • The five 'Smile Wristlets' for the volunteers were unveiled. (Jan 1st)
  • The sculptures began to start the tour of the global exhibition. (Feb 9th)
  • The official ticketing website was launched.(Mar 8th)
  • There were 500 days left and the medal for it was unveiled. (Mar 27th)
  • The starting time of Marathon was released. (Apr 6th)
  • The tickets began to be sold to Chinese citizens. (Apr 15th)
  • The torch design was unveiled and planned route was launched. (Apr 26th)
  • The selection plan for torchbearers was unveiled. (Jun 23rd)
  • It has been six years since Beijing won the right to host it on the 112th full meeting of IOC in Moscow. (Jul 13th)
  • There was one year left. (Aug 8th)
  • There was one year left to 2008 Paralympics. (Sep 6th)
  • The medal for 2008 Paralympics was unveiled. (Nov 14th)
  • The National Indoor Stadium passed the completion test and became the first finished venue in the Center Area. (Nov 22nd)
  • The second phase sale for the tickets began in China (Dec 10th)
  • The tickets for 2008 Paralympics began to be sold. (Dec 12th)

2006

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  • Mascot of 2008 Olympic Games
    Mascot of 2008 Olympic Games
    28 major and 302 minor competition items were fixed. (Apr 29th)
  • Accompanied by Liu Qi, president of BOCOG, Kofi Annam UN Secretary-General visited the National Stadium (Bird's Nest) and gave high praise to its design and construction work. (May 23rd)
  • Pictograms with the name of 'the beauty of seal characters' and composed of 35 sport icons was released. (Aug 7th)
  • The recruitment drive for volunteers of 2008 Olympic and Paralympic Games was officially launched. (Aug 28th)
  • The Official Mascot of the 2008 Paralympic Games - Fu Niu Lele - was unveiled. (Sep 6th)
  • Ticket price was unveiled. (Nov 29th )
  • 'The Regulations on Reporting Activities in China by Foreign Journalists and the Preparatory Period' was promulgated. (Dec 1st)

2005

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  • Volunteers Symbol was released. (Jun 5th)
  • Theme Slogan - One World One Dream - was released officially. (Jun 26th)
  • Olympic Village began to be constructed. (Jun 26th)
  • Construction began on the Forest Park. (Jun 30th)
  • IOC declared that the equestrianism competition was to be held in Hong Kong. (Jul 8th)
  • The weather website was officially opened. (Aug 8th)
  • The Environmental Symbol was released. (Sep 24th)
  • The Mascot (Fuwa) was released. (Nov 11th)

2004

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  • Count-down clock in Tiananmen Square
    Count-down clock 
    in Tiananmen Square
    Building work commenced on the Qingdao International Sailing Center. (May 25th)
  • The Second Cultural Festival was held by BOCOG. (Jun 23 rd - Jul 13th)
  • The emblem of 2008 Paralympics - Sky, Earth and Human Beings - was unveiled in Beijing. (Jul 13th)
  • Jacques Rogge, IOC president handed over the flag to Mr. Wang Qishan, Mayor of Bejing and BOCOG Executive President at the closing ceremony of Athens 2004 Olympic Games. (Aug 29th)
  • The count-down clock was erected and began to count-down the time in Tian'anmen Square. (Sep 21st)
  • The News Center was set up. (Nov 1st)

2003

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  • The Sailing Committee (Qingdao) of the Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad was set up in Qingdao. (Jun 11th)
  • The Emblem (Chinese Seal, Dancing Beijing) was unveiled at the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvest (Qiniandian) of the Temple of Heaven. (Aug 3rd)
  • The 1st Cultural Festival was held in Beijing. (Sep 21st - 29th)
  • The main stadium - The National Stadium - began to be constructed. Up to Oct 18th 2005, another 11 Venues including the National Aquatics Center (NAC), the Shooting Range Hall (BSH) and Wukesong Indoor Stadium etc. all have commenced construction. (Dec)

2002

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  • The Science and Technology Committee was set up. (Jun 7th)
  • Action Plan constituted by the Municipal Government and BOCOG was released. At the same time, the Two Themes (New Beijing, Great Olympics) and Three Concepts (Green Olympics, High-tech Olympics and People's Olympics) were designated. (Jul 13th)

2001

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  • Beijing won the right to host the 29th Olympic Games on the 112th full meeting of IOC in Moscow. (Jul 13th)
  • Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad (BOCOG) was officially established. (Dec 13th)   
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