Preface
Preface: "Beijing has presented a wonderful Olympic Games, which can be seen a successful advertisement for China and the Chinese people," lauded Tony Blair, former British Prime Minister, when he met with Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao on August 20, on the sidelines of his attendance at the Games. "Beijing has set a very high standard for London to reach in its hosting the 2012 Olympic Games, but we will do our utmost to fulfill people's expectations," he added.
Sidelights
Olympics open window for better communication
"Beijing Olympics is fantastic", Prince Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands
Games increases global understanding of China
People's Daily Online Olympic Highlights
Israeli President hails stronger China, more balanced world
"We're really enjoying Beijing"
Games enable world to know China better
Historical merging of a great nation and a great movement
London 2012 Culture Director: sense of family welcome in Beijng
Them song for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games
Jamaica's Wonderful Party
Three foreigners help girl who fainted at opening ceremony
Chinese cheongsam becomes popular
Foreigners love to buy Chinese books
London and Beijing: share tradition and modernity
UK technology ensures clean Olympic water
Video Interviews

FIFA President Sepp Blatter interviewed by PDO

Giselle Davis, IOC Director of Communications

Frank Fredericks sends wishes to Liu Xiang by PDO

Interview: feeling Switzerland in Beijing

From Athens to Beijing: Olympics by bike

The dream of a young Swiss in Beijing

2008 Olympic Youth Camp members enjoy themselves in Beijing

"Mad about English! Don't be shy, Just try!"
Snapshots of Historical Moment

Other side of "Lightning Bolt"

EU photos express Olympic sports culture

Head of U.S. Olympic Team visits PD Online

Traditions add charm to opening ceremony

Performance on closing ceremony of 29th Olympic Games

"Picture scrol"l at the openning ceremony

The Earth-- art performance at the openning ceremony

Ornamental parterres welcome Olympics