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2008 Beijing Olympic Games
The 2008 Summer Olympic Games, officially known as the Games of the XXIX Olympiad (Chinese: 第二十九届夏季奥林匹克运动会; pinyin: Dì Èrshíjiǔ Jiè Xiàjì Àolínpǐkè Yùndònghuì) and commonly known as Beijing
Beijing
2008, was an international multi-sport event that was held from 8 to 24 August 2008 in Beijing, China.[a] A total of 10,942 athletes from 204 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) competed in 28 sports and 302 events (one event more than those scheduled for the 2004 Games)
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Beijing 2008 (video Game)
Beijing
Beijing
2008 is the official Olympic video game of the 2008 Summer Olympics held in Beijing
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Chinese Olympic Committee
The Chinese Olympic Committee
Chinese Olympic Committee
(simplified Chinese: 中国奥林匹克委员会; traditional Chinese: 中國奧林匹克委員會; pinyin: Zhōngguó Àolínpǐkè Wěiyuánhuì; Wade–Giles: Chung-Kuo Ao-Lin-P'i-K'o Wei-Yüan-Hui; IOC code: CHN) has been the officially designated body of the People's Republic of China
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2008 Summer Olympics Torch Relay Route
The modern Olympic Games
Olympic Games
or Olympics (French: Jeux olympiques[1][2]) are leading international sporting events featuring summer and winter sports competitions in which thousands of athletes from around the world participate in a variety of competitions. The Olympic Games
Olympic Games
are considered the world's foremost sports competition with more than 200 nations participating.[3] The Olympic Games
Olympic Games
are held every four years, with the Summer and Winter Games alternating by occurring every four years but two years apart. Their creation was inspired by the ancient Olympic Games, which were held in Olympia, Greece, from the 8th century BC to the 4th century AD. Baron Pierre de Coubertin
Pierre de Coubertin
founded the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 1894, leading to the first modern Games in Athens in 1896
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2008 Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony
The 2008 Summer Olympics
2008 Summer Olympics
opening ceremony was held at the Beijing National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest
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2008 Summer Olympics Parade Of Nations
During the Parade of Nations portion of the 2008 Summer Olympics opening ceremony, athletes from each country participating in the Olympics paraded in the arena, preceded by their flag. The flag was borne by a sportsperson from that country chosen either by the National Olympic Committee
National Olympic Committee
or by the athletes themselves to represent their country.Contents1 Parade order 2 List 3 See also 4 ReferencesParade order[edit] Per tradition, the national team of Greece, which hosted the previous Summer Olympics, in Athens, entered first as the progenitor of the Olympic Games, and the host country, in this case the People's Republic of China, marched last. All other nations marched in name order in the language of the host nation, which in this case is the Chinese language
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2008 Summer Olympics Medal Table
The 2008 Summer Olympics
2008 Summer Olympics
medal table is a list of National Olympic Committees (NOCs) ranked by the number of gold medals won by their athletes during the 2008 Summer Olympics, held in Beijing, the capital of the People's Republic of China, from 8 August to 24 August 2008. Approximately 11,028 athletes from 204 NOCs participated in 302 events in 28 sports.[1] Athletes from 87 countries won medals, leaving 115 countries without a medal, and 54 of them won at least one gold medal. Both of these categories set new records until surpassed in 2016. Athletes from China
China
won the most gold medals, with 48 gold medals. Athletes from the United States won the most total medals, with 112. Afghanistan,[2] Mauritius,[3] Sudan,[4] Tajikistan[5] and Togo[6] won their first Olympic medals. Athletes from Mongolia (which previously held the record for most medals without a gold)[7] and Panama[8] won their first gold medals
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List Of 2008 Summer Olympics Medal Winners
The 2008 Summer Olympics
2008 Summer Olympics
were held in Beijing, People's Republic of China, from 8 August to 24 August 2008.[Note 1] Approximately 11,028 athletes from 204 National Olympic Committees (NOC) participated.[1] Overall, 302 events in 28 sports were held; 165 events were opened to men, 127 were opened to women and 10 were mixed events. In total there was one more event than in the 2004 Summer Olympics
2004 Summer Olympics
in Athens, Greece.[2] Nine new events were held, including two from the new cycling discipline of BMX. Women competed in the 3000 metre steeplechase for the first time. Marathon open water swimming events for men and women, over the distance of 10 kilometres, were added to the swimming discipline
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2008 Summer Olympics Closing Ceremony Flag Bearers
The flag bearers of 204 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) arrived into the main Olympic Stadium, during the closing ceremony of the 2008 Summer Olympics, held in Beijing
Beijing
on 24 August 2008. The flag bearers from each participating country entered the stadium informally in single file, and behind them marched all the athletes without any distinction or grouping by nationality. The blending of all the athletes is a tradition that dates from the 1956 Summer Olympics, after a suggestion by Australian-born British student John Ian Wing, who thought it would be a way of bringing the athletes of the world together as "one nation." The flags of each country were not necessarily carried by the same flag bearer as in the opening ceremony. List[edit] The following is a list of each country's flag bearer. The list is sorted by the order in which each nation appears in the parade of nations
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Chronological Summary Of The 2008 Summer Olympics
This page contains a chronological summary of major events from the 2008 Summer Olympics
2008 Summer Olympics
in Beijing, China.Contents1 Calendar 2 August 6 3 August 7 4 August 8 5 Day 1: August 9 6 Day 2: August 10 7 Day 3: August 11 8 Day 4: August 12 9 Day 5: August 13 10 Day 6: August 14 11 Day 7: August 15 12 Day 8: August 16 13 Day 9: August 17 14 Day 10: August 18 15 Day 11: August 19 16 Day 12: August 20 17 Day 13: August 21 18 Day 14: August 22 19 Day 15: August 23 20 Day 16: August 24 21 See also 22 References 23 External linksCalendar[edit]
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World And Olympic Records Set At The 2008 Summer Olympics
A number of new Olympic records were set in various events at the 2008 Summer Olympics
Summer Olympics
in Beijing.Contents1 Archery 2 Athletics2.1 Men's records 2.2 Women's records3 Cycling 4 Shooting4.1 Men's records 4.2 Women's records5 Swimming5.1 Men 5.2 Women6 Weightlifting6.1 Men's records 6.2 Women's records7 ReferencesArchery[edit] See also: Archery at the 2008 Summer OlympicsEvent Date Record Round Name Nationality Score RecordWomen's team 9 August 216 arrow ranking round
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2008 Summer Paralympics Medal Table
The medal table of the 2008 Summer Paralympics
2008 Summer Paralympics
ranks the participating National Paralympic Committees (NPCs) by the number of gold medals won by their athletes during the competition. The 2008 Paralympics was the thirteenth Games to be held, a quadrennial competition open to athletes with physical and intellectual disabilities. The games were held in Beijing, People's Republic of China, from 6 September to 17 September 2008.[1] Some 3,951 athletes from 146 NPCs participated in 472 events in 20 sports, with Burundi, Gabon, Georgia, Haiti and Montenegro making their Paralympic debuts. This set new records for both the number of NPCs competing and the number of athletes overall.[1] The design of the medals was similar to those awarded in the 2008 Summer Olympics,[2] featuring jade discs inserted into the medals themselves, with different color discs included for the three types of medals
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Sports Federation And Olympic Committee Of Hong Kong, China
The Sports Federation and Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China (Traditional Chinese: 中國香港體育協會暨奧林匹克委員會; in short SF&OC, 港協暨奧委會) is the national olympic committee (NOC) of Hong Kong. As such it is a separate member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The current president is Timothy Fok
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2008 Summer Paralympics
The 2008 Summer Paralympic Games
Paralympic Games
(Chinese: 第十三屆残疾人奥林匹克运动会), the 13th Paralympics, took place in Beijing, China
China
from September 6 to 17, 2008. As with the 2008 Summer Olympics, equestrian events were held in Hong Kong and sailing events in Qingdao. 3,951 athletes from 146 countries took part,[1] the largest number of nations ever (ten more than the 2004 Games in Athens). Five countries competed for the first time.[2] China
China
fielded more athletes than any other country. The slogan for the 2008 Paralympics was the same as the 2008 Summer Olympics, "One World, One Dream" (simplified Chinese: 同一个世界 同一个梦想; traditional Chinese: 同一個世界 同一個夢想 Pinyin
Pinyin
Tóng yīge shìjìe tóng yīge mèngxiǎng, lit. "One World, One Dream")
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Beijing Organizing Committee For The Olympic Games
The Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad, or BOCOG, also known as the Beijing Organizing Committee, was an informal name for the Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad. It was also the organizing committee for the Games of the XIII Paralympiad. The President of BOCOG was Liu Qi (simplified Chinese: 刘淇; traditional Chinese: 劉淇; pinyin: Liú Qí). On January 28, 2008, BOCOG took control of the Water Cube.[1] Gallery[edit]InteriorExteriorFrontal exterior viewReferences[edit]^ The Canadian Press, https://web.archive.org/web/20080131192938/http://canadianpress.google.com/article/ALeqM5i2ZTVL6mANK18gKmLAsMjGbW1xAQ. Archived from the original on January 31, 2008. Retrieved January 29, 2008.  Missing or empty title= (help)This 2008 Olympics-related article is a stub
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Chinese Language
Legend:   Countries identified Chinese as a primary, administrative, or native language   Countries with more than 5,000,000 Chinese speakers   Countries with more than 1,000,000 Chinese speakers   Countries with more than 500,000 Chinese speakers   Countries with more than 100,000 Chinese speakers   Major Chinese-speaking settlementsThis article contains IPA phonetic symbols. Without proper rendering support, you may see question marks, boxes, or other symbols instead of Unicode
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