Another highlight was getting to see Nadal and Federer play on the same day. It has inspired me to work hard on my tennis and I will try out for my middle school tennis team again this year (I didn't make it last year). I also learned how a lot of different sports were played & judged (canoe/kayak slalom, beach volleyball, badminton, diving, etc.). Being able to watch a few events in person helped me appreciate how hard the athletes have to work before and during the Olympics.
Beijing is pronounced "Bay-jing", as in Jingle Bells, not "Bay-zhing." In Chinese, 北京 Beijing means "Northern Capital." The first character means "north", and the second means "capital."
The Beijing Olympic Logo is also based on the second character, or "Jing". The logo is just the "Jing" character written in an old Chinese calligraphy style and then manipulated to look like a man running.
I want to thank my parents for getting the Olympic tickets, taking most of the pictures and movies, as well as helping me edit my blog posts. Without their help, my work wouldn't be as good as what you got to see. I also want to thank National Geographic Kids for hosting and letting me blog for them. It has been a fun and educational opportunity and I had a great time!
I also need to thank you for reading my blog and encouraging me to do my best. It's been a pleasure to write for you guys, and I really appreciate all the positive comments that allowed me to do this kind of work
School starts for me on Thursday. Hope you all have a good school year! Thanks for reading...