Tuesday, March 25, 2008
The Olympic Hymn with Sun
On 29 February 2008, The Beijing Olympics launched its travelling exhibition “Olympic Philately & Cultural Tour” with the officiating ceremony held at the grand Royal Theatre within the famed Forbidden City.
During the ceremony, the Olympic Hymn was sung for the first time ever in Mandarin, and taking on the honoured role was our very own Sun!
Shining in a beautiful yellow qipao (cheongsam) and accompanied by a choir of Overseas Chinese from 16 different nationalities, Sun performed beautifully and mesmerised the crowd present with her pitch-perfect rendition of the Hymn. Three cheers for Sun!
Not only were the key leaders of the International Olympic Committee present, but also watching her perform were many other important officials from the Ministry of Culture, Chinese Olympic Committee and the Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad.
When interviewed, Sun told leading global provider of breaking news Reuters that, as an overseas Chinese, she was very proud of China hosting the Olympics and it was important to believe in ourselves no matter what others may say. The event was also broadcast and reported on other major news service providers, Phoenix, Channel News Asia and CCTV.
Wow! Sun is sure doing Singapore proud by shining her brightest on the Beijing Olympics.
Click on the links below to access the news videos:
Phoenix : http://itv.ifeng.com/vplay.aspx?id=ee9603c1-9e48-4ffd-8356-2c440fc13f8f