From www.dominatorfireworks.comThe Unofficial Information Page of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Fireworks!2008 Beijing Olympic FireworksFireworks over the National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest, during arehearsal for the opening ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games July 16,2008.The 2008 Beijing Olympics is sure to have some stunning fireworks and DominatorFireworks has been working hard to uncover information about the Olympic Fireworksdisplays for your information. The details of the fireworks have been kept verysecret but several Dominator Affiliate Factories are busy making product for theshows so we are able to provide you with behind the scenes information.Display Times:Olympic Opening Ceremony: August 8th, 2008, at 20:08Olympic Closing Ceremony: August 24th, 2008, at 20:00Paralympic Opening Ceremony: September 6th, 2008 20:00Paralympic Closing Ceremony: September 17th, 2008 20:00Displays will also be held in the following locations:Tian’anmen, Yongdingmen, Shenshahai, Tuhai, Olympic ParkChief Designer of Beijing Olympic fireworks:Cai Guoqiang IntroductionFireworks Overview and Special Effects:The opening display will be divided into three three main portions, each shot byone of three display companies that were chosen through a competition and throughtheir ability to positively influence the Olympic Fireworks Committee.*The largest shell to be fired is 12 inches.*All fireworks are Made in China, with the majority made in Liuyang andJiangxi*The requirement is no fall-out so inserts such as Torbillions, or whistleswill be used.*In an effort to reduce smoke so called "green fireworks" have been used. Ithas also been reported that the Disney Air Launch technology will be used. Fromour research, air launch will not be used. However, the Magic Fire Computer Chipwill be used for more precision firing of the shells. The "Green Fireworks" willbe limited to the use of Nitrate lift charge to cut down on smoke production.