The Olympics

The Olympics


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Saturday, 6 November 2004

Date Fixed

Beijing has picked 8:08pm August the 8th 2008, as being the starting date and time for the 2008 Olympic Games.

This is a lucky date, as it contains a string of 8's (the luckiest number according to Chinese tradition).

This date also avoids a clash with the US Open tennis tournament and that American baseball pennant races, which are held at the end of August.

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