Aug. 3 (Xinhuanet) -- The emblem of the Beijing 2008 Olympic
Games was officially unveiled at the Temple of Heaven at
21:00 Beijing Time (13:00 GMT) on Sunday.
The emblem is a combination of
the five rings, a Chinese seal character of Beijing and
"Beijing 2008" in English.
Chinese seal characters are
one of China's most ancient languages dated back to more
than 2,300 years ago. Engraving seal characters on stones
and jades has also been one of the oldest Chinese
traditional arts for over 2,000 years.
The IOC gave its approval to
the emblem for the 2008 Games in March. The unveiling of the
emblem, which was originally scheduled for May 25, was
postponed due to the outbreak of SARS.Enditem