Emblem of Beijing 2008

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beijing 2008

A couple of days ago I posted a link with the past logos of the Olympics, today I am posting about the Beijing 2008 logo, the upcoming Olympic games that will be held in China.

According to some sources, the following it the meaning behind the Beijing 2008 logo:

The official emblem of Beijing 2008 entitled “Chinese Seal-Dancing Beijing” cleverly combines the Chinese seal and the art of calligraphy with sporting features, transforming the elements into a human figure running forward and embracing triumph. The figure resembles the Chinese character “Jing”, which stands for the name of the host city and represents a particularly significant Chinese style. The artwork embodies four messages:

– Chinese culture,
– the color of red China
– Beijing welcomes friends from all over the world
– to challenge the extreme and achieve the perfect and promote the Olympic motto of “Citius, Altius, Fortius (Faster, Higher, Stronger).

I personally don’t like the logo because I prefer the one below. Its the one Beijing used when they were bidding for the Olympics. But according to officials, “to safeguard the interests of the Olympic sponsors, it had to have a new one.” I don’t know what that means but they basically had to create a new logo which is the one they are using now.

beijing 2008 logo

Here is more information on the new logo
Here is more information on the old logo


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The Past Olympics Logos

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mexico 1968

Here is a link to all the past Olympics logos. I think the 1972 Munich one is very trippy but my favorite is Mexico from 1968. [Link]


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Beckham Faces Tattoo Battle

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I just read this article below and I think its ridiculous, how could David Beckham not have the rights to a tattoo located on his own body??

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David Beckham is facing a legal battle over who owns the right to his tattoos, because body artist Louis Malloy fears the British soccer star is making money from his designs.

Malloy designed and inked nine of Beckham’s tattoos, including the famous guardian angel on his upper back, and is determined to sue should the Real Madrid ace use the images in an advertising campaign.

The 42-year-old claims Beckham, who is married to ex-Spice Girl Victoria Beckham, tried to force him to sign a confidentiality agreement, but he refused.

Malloy says, “I was contacted recently and told they wanted to use some of them in a campaign. I said we’d have to draw up a license agreement but then it got too complicated. So I said, ‘I own the copyright, they are my intellectual property, I drew them, I didn’t copy them from other sources.’

“They still think they’re the owners of the images but if they use them without my permission I’d sue. There’s no doubt about it.” [Source]


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Soccer Mom

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Misguided has a video of a Kuwaiti soccer mom. I just watched it and it was really hillarious and so very true. Samir Sa3eed rulez! [Link]


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Formula 1 USA

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Interesting F1 race today in the States, only 6 cars competed because the other 14 cars boycotted the race. CNN has the full details. [Link]


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Al Qadsia Fight

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I was just cleaning up my mac when I found a video of a fight between the Qadsia soccer team and I think a Bahraini team. Its a fight that happened 2 years ago maybe where the Qadsia team kick the other teams ass. [Video Link]


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