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Beijing officially unveils 2008 Olympic Games emblem

2003-08-03 00:00

       BEIJING, 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

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