Monday, August 18, 2008

Beijing 2008

Friday was the first day of the Olympics in Beijing, in China. I was holding the flag of NZ. Our team had to wait for two hours before we could go into the stadium. It was boiling. Finally we got to go into the stadium. I was part of the rowing team. When I walked in I was holding our flag, I felt proud and I knew Mum would be proud. I saw exploding fireworks and shining lights that said ‘Welcome to Beijing’. I saw people cheering, clapping, yelling, singing, shouting and dancing. They were having so much fun. I saw the man who ran with the Olympic flame high up in the air. It’s hard to believe there were ninety one thousand people inside the stadium watching me.

By Viliami

Olympic Memories

8 minutes past 8 on the 8th day of 8th month 2008

The noise was deafening but I didn’t care because I was in the stadium. I felt very, very excited suddenly I saw the Olympic torch getting passed around. It got passed to the last person and he ran around up high in the stadium. That man must have been boiling hot and also proud of being the last man to carry the torch. I could smell gunpowder. I saw bright lights and I thought I would go blind. It was like the greatest Olympic day of my life. I could hear people singing while I watched their show. We had to watch people performing until the countries came in to the stadium. It was so loud because people were clapping and having fun. I was really lucky to get a ticket to watch the opening ceremony.

By Hayden