2008 Summer Paralympics Opening Ceremony

The 2008 Summer Paralympics opening ceremony was held at the Beijing National Stadium on September 6, 2008 just two weeks after the end of the 2008 Summer Olympics. The event was themed "One World, One Dream" and "Transcendence, Integration, Equality." The show was attended by about 91,000 to 100,000 spectators. It was approximately 3-hours in length and consisted of 6,000 performers and 4,000 disabled athletes from 148 countries.

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... of the theme song Flying with the Dream by Han Hong and Andy Lau, the Paralympic flag was raised and the Paralympic anthem played ... Chinese goalball judge Hao Guohua took the Paralympic oath on behalf of all officials, while Paralympic runner Wu Chunmiao took the oath on behalf of the competitors ... The Paralympic flame is transferred last by Ping Yali to Hou Bin, the high jump gold medalist with one leg ...

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