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If you want to relive the 2008 Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremonies, you have a couple of choices.
- You can ask a friend who recorded it on their TiVo or PVR… if they still have it.
- You can buy the 2008 Beijing Opening Ceremony 2-Volume DVD from NBCDVD for $29.99
- Or you can watch it re-broadcasted on NBC on Saturday, Dec. 27, 2008 at 8pm EST. The broadcast is called, Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremony: TV Event of the Year, a two-hour special hosted by Bob Costas and Matt Lauer. Both Costas and Lauer hosted the opening ceremony spectacular when if first aired in August.
The special will also include a preamble to the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.
How much of Michael Phelps or Usain Bolt will be shown is another question.
If you do watch it again, check out the shoes of the final torchbearer Li Ning. Li won 6 medals at the 1984 Summer Olympics, including 3 gold medals (Floor Exercise, Pommel Horse, and Rings), 2 silver medals, and a bronze medal.
He is not wearing Nike. In 1990, Li Ning founded the Li-Ning Company Limited, which sells footwear and sporting apparel in China.