Source: Xinhua

08-08-2008 22:00

Special Report:   2008 Beijing Olympic Games

BEIJING, Aug. 8 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Hu Jintao and International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Jacques Rogge were ushered into the Presidential Box on the VIP stand of the National Stadium, known as the Bird's Nest, in north Beijing on Friday night.

Chinese President Hu Jintao (R) and International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge (L) attend the opening ceremony of Beijing Olympic Games in Beijing, China, Aug. 8, 2008. (Xinhua Photo)
Chinese President Hu Jintao (R) and International Olympic 
Committee President Jacques Rogge (L) attend the opening 
ceremony of Beijing Olympic Games in Beijing, China, Aug.
8, 2008. (Xinhua Photo)

The opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympic Games is scheduled to start minutes later in the iconic structure of metal girders.