Wednesday, October 20

Team Jamaica at Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremony

Jamaicans at home woke up in the early hours of the morning and Jamaica Nationals and fans all over the world gathered to watch the opening ceremony of the 2008 Olympics in Beijing China. The lengthy ceremony was nothing short of spectacular and when the Jamaican Team was announced they enjoyed wonderful support from the crowd in Beijing’s brand new National Stadium nicknamed the “Birds Nest”.

jamaica team beijing olympics opening ceremony
Team Jamaica during the Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremony (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

Olympic 200m Gold medalist Veronica Campbell-Brown was Jamaica’s flag bearer and the Jamaica team will be captained by World Silver medalist and national record holder in the Decathlon Maurice Smith during the games.

Opening Ceremony in the National Stadium at the Beijing 2008 Olympics
Fireworks explode above the National Stadium in Beijing during the opening ceremony (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)