Latest Summer Olympics opening ceremony Stories
With only 78 days until the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games, the Olympic flame was lit at Olympia during a ceremony organised by the Hellenic Olympic Committee (HOC).
By Paul Farhi The Washington Post The first scandal of the Beijing Olympics is in, and the loser, apparently, is China.
By DAVID BARBOZA By David Barboza The New York Times BEIJING A 26-year-old Chinese dancer was seriously injured during a rehearsal for the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games 12 days before the show and is now facing the prospect of being paralyzed for the rest of her life.
By Cara Anna BEIJING - One little girl had the looks. The other had the voice. So in a last-minute move demanded by one of China's highest officials, the two were put together for the Olympic opening ceremony, with one lip-synching "Ode to the Motherland" over the other's singing.
By Jim Yardley Huang Yuanxi contributed research.
Beijing Olympic opening ceremony most solemn: Vietnamese media HANOI, Aug.
By Nick Mulvenney BEIJING (Reuters) - Internationally acclaimed Chinese film maker Zhang Yimou will direct the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, organizers announced on Sunday.
BEIJING (Reuters) - Beijing's Olympic organizers are plowing through nearly 400 plans for the 2008 Games' opening and closing ceremonies and will announce their top pick next month, state media said on Monday.
- Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
- A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).