Fireworks explode over the Beijing National Stadium - Bird’s Nest during the opening ceremony of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games

Beijing National Stadium, also known as Bird's Nest, is a new architectural wonder of China and the main venue for the opening and closing ceremonies, as well as track-and-field events of 2008 Beijing Olympics and Paralympics. The design grew from brainstorming sessions between the Chinese artist Ai Weiwei and the Swiss architectural firm Herzog & deMeuron.

 

More spectacular pictures of fireworks over Beijing National Stadium

 

Videos of Usain Bolt 100m World Record 9.69 seconds dash and 200m World Record 19.30 seconds sprint at Beijing Bird's Nest Stadium.

 

Amazing photos and videos of Opening Ceremony of 2008 Beijing Summer Games.

 

Awesome photos and videos of the Closing Ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympics

 

“鸟巢”是2008年北京奥运会主体育场。由2001年普利茨克奖获得者赫尔佐格、德梅隆与中国建筑师李兴刚等合作完成的巨型体育场设计,形态如同孕育生命的“巢”,“鸟巢”将不仅为2008年奥运会树立一座独特的历史性的标志性建筑,而且在世界建筑发展史上也将具有开创性意义

 

Nationalstadion Peking (German), Estadio Nacional de Pekín (Spanish),

Stade national de Pékin (French) , "nid d'oiseau" (French), Stadio Nazionale di Pechino (Italian), Nationale Stadion van Peking (Dutch), 北京国家体育場 (Japanese),

鳥の巣 (Japanese), 베이징 국가체육장 (Korean), 냐오차오 (Korean),

Estádio Nacional de Pequim (Portuguese) Ninho de Pássaro, Пекинский национальный стадион (Russian),Национален стадион на Пекин (Bulgarian), Olympijský stadión Ptačí hnízdo (Czech), Stadion Narodowy w Pekinie "Ptasie Gniazdo" (Polish), Εθνικό Στάδιο του Πεκίνου (Greek), Ολυμπιακό Στάδιο του Πεκίνου (Greek), Φωλιά πουλιού (Greek), 鸟巢礼花, 鸟巢烟花, 鸟巢焰火,鸟巢烟火, Ceremonia de apertura de los Juegos Olímpicos de Pekín 2008, Cérémonie d'ouverture des Jeux olympiques d'été de 2008, Fotos, Ceremonia de clausura de Juegos Olímpicos de Beijing,北京オリンピックの開会式, 2008년 하계 올림픽 개회식, Cerimônia de Abertura dos Jogos Olímpicos de Verão de 2008,. Opening and Closing ceremonies were directed by chinese filmmaker Zhang Yimou(张艺谋), Fireworks display directed by pyrotechnic artist Cai guoqiang(蔡国强). La cérémonie de clôture des Jeux olympiques de Beijing, Abschlussfeier der Olympische Spiele in Peking

 

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