Beijing 2008 Opening Ceremony - Presented by United Airlines

Performers take part in the the Opening Ceremony for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games at the National Stadium on August 8 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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The 2008 Beijing Opening Ceremony is still considered one of the most spectacular in Olympic history. The Opening Ceremony featured over 14,000 performers and had a reported price tag of $100 million. Will the 2014 Sochi Opening Ceremony top the Beijing spectacle? Presented by United Airlines

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