Saturday, February 7, 2009

Photo special: Beijing Olympics 2008


In August 2008 I ventured to Beijing to watch the last 4 days of the Olympic Games. I had an awesome time and took more than 300 photos.. Seeing that we had aimed for cheap tickets we were seated at the very back at most venues, hence the lack of high quality sport shots.. However, here are some shots showing the great atmosphere at the different competitions we went to see. 

We watched the men's beach volley bronze and gold game, the second last day of track and field, as well as the men's basketball bronze and gold game. Everything was great but the basketball final was simply outstanding!  



Beach volley spectators



Beach volley spectators









Dinner with my Beijing friend Panda...I looooove Beijing food!

Cheering for Bahamas, with Bahamas, during the men's relay competition



Cheering for Finland too (otherwise bf might get angry...)


USA winning bball gold


Previous blog posts about the games:





13 comments:

Jerry said...

China looks incredible; hope to visit someday. Your photos look great!
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Jason said...

So you saw the basketball final game!
Wow you are really lucky!
Did you see Kobe?
He is the best

Jonna Wibelius said...

Jason -yeah I saw Kobe... :) He was quite cool but the US-Spain game wasn't his best game, he missed a lot of easy shots... although he was still a pleasure to watch! ;) A player that shone, however, was Spain's little point guard Ricky Rubio... what a player!! Great fun to watch.

Redha Herdianto said...

olympics 2008 ...

to late for this post

LIU Jeremy said...

I have followed your blog!It is just extremely attractive to me for the special viewpoints and sights in China!
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Handprint_On_The_Window said...

i want to travel the world so bad!! when i get older im gonna be a missionary in japan! :D

_handprint_

kanmuri said...

A friend of mine who lived in China told me that Beijing was the last place you wanted to be during the Olympics. He said it was so polluted and dirty that he stayed away the whole time.

AmiDA said...

was such a pleasure browsing through your experiences :)

coffeerama said...

this had to be the most exciting olympics ever

Steve Ballmer said...

I like your blog!
Keep it up!

Jonna Wibelius said...

kanmuri -dirty and polluted??
Sure. but not during the Olympics? The sky was fairly blue, the traffic was much better than usual, it wasn't that 'dusty' that Beijing sometimes tends to be and the streets were super-clean as all the vendors had been chased out of town.. In my opinion it was almost TOO clean! It didn't feel like Beijing!

EB_Admin said...

Wow, i remember watching the USA basketball Gold Game, and it was simply amazing, i can't imagine how much better it was to watch the game live!

浥尘丝雨 said...

你很幸运能亲临其境!