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Games of the XXIX Olympiad
Beijing 2008 Olympics logo
The "Dancing Beijing" emblem, depicting
a Chinese seal inscribed with the
character "Jīng" (京), from the name of the
host city in the form of a dancing figure.
Host city w:Beijing, China
Motto 同一个世界 同一个梦想
(One World, One Dream)
Nations participating 204 NOCs
Athletes participating 11,028[1]
Events 302 in 28 sports
Opening ceremony August 8
Closing ceremony August 24
Officially opened by President Hu Jintao
Athlete's Oath Zhang Yining
Judge's Oath Huang Liping</span>
Olympic Torch Li Ning
Stadium w:Beijing National Stadium

The 2008 Summer Olympics, officially known as the XXIX Olympic Summer Games, were celebrated in Beijing, People's Republic of China from August 8 through August 24. The opening ceremony started at 08:08:08 pm CST (12:08:08 UTC) at the Beijing National Stadium.





VenuesEdit

New competition venues Edit

Venue Sports Capacity
Beijing National Stadium Athletics, Football 91,000
Beijing National Aquatics Centre Swimming, Diving and Synchronized Swimming 17,000
Beijing National Indoor Stadium Artistic Gymnastics, Trampoline, Handball 19,000
Beijing Shooting Range Hall Qualifications and finals 10-, 25-, and 50-meter range shooting events 9,000
Wukesong Indoor Stadium Basketball 18,000
Laoshan Velodrome Cycling (track) 6,000
Shunyi Olympic Rowing-Canoeing Park Rowing, Canoe/Kayak (flat-water racing and Slalom Racing) 37,000
China Agricultural University Gymnasium Wrestling 8,000
Peking University Gymnasium Table tennis 8,000
University of Science and Technology Beijing Gymnasium Judo and Taekwondo 8,024
Beijing University of Technology Gymnasium Badminton and Rhythmic Gymnastics 7,500
Olympic Green Tennis Center Tennis 17,400

Existing competition venues Edit

VenueSports
OlympicFootball, Modern Pentathlon (running and equestrian)
Olympic Sports Centre GymnasiumHandball
Workers StadiumFootball
Workers Indoor ArenaBoxing
Capital Indoor StadiumVolleyball
Fengtai Softball FieldSoftball
Ying Tung NatatoriumWater Polo, Modern Pentathlon (swimming)
Laoshan Mountain Bike CourseCycling (Mountain Bike)
Beijing Shooting Range Clay Target FieldShooting
Beijing Institute of Technology GymnasiumVolleyball
Beihang University GymnasiumWeightlifting

Temporary Competition Venues Edit

VenueSports
Olympic Green Convention Centre Fencing preliminaries and finals, and Modern Pentathlon at Beijing 2008|Modern Pentathlon (fencing and shooting)
Olympic Green Hockey FieldHockey
Olympic Green Archery FieldArchery
Wukesong Baseball FieldBaseball
Beach Volleyball GroundBeach volleyball
BMX FieldCycling (BMX)
Triathlon VenueTriathlon
Urban Road Cycling CourseCycling (road race)

Competition venues outside Beijing Edit

VenueSports
Quingdao International Sailing CentreSailing
Shanghai StadiumFootball Preliminary
Qinhuangdao Olympic Sports Centre StadiumFootball Preliminary
Hong Kong Equestrian VenuesEquestrian
Tianjin Olympic Centre StadiumFootball Preliminary
Shenyang Olympic Sports Centre StadiumFootball Preliminary

Controversies, Embarrassments, and Scandals Edit

Torch relay Edit

Censorship Edit

Opening ceremony Edit

Human rights Edit

Age falsification Edit

MedalsEdit

  1. China 51 Gold, 21 Silver and 28 Bronze. 100 Medals
  2. United States 36 Gold, 38 Silver and 38 Bronze. 110 Medals.
  3. Russia 23 Gold, 21 Silver and 29 Bronze. 73Total
  4. Great Britain 19 Gold, 13 Silver and 15 Bronze. 47 Total.
  5. Germany 16 Gold, 10 Silver and 15 Bronze. 41 Total.
  6. Australia 14 Gold, 15 Silver and 17 Bronze. 46 Total.
  7. South Korea 13 Gold, 10 Silver and 8 Bronze. 31 Total.
  8. Japan 9 Gold, 6 Silver and 10 Bronze. 25 Total.
  9. Italy 8 Gold, 9 Silver and 10 Bronze. 28 Total.
  10. France 7 Gold, 16 Silver and 18 Bronze. 41 Total.
  11. Ukraine 7 Gold, 5 Silver and 15 Bronze. 27 Total.
  12. Cuba 2 Gold, 11 Silver and 11 Bronze. 24 Total.
  13. Belarus 4 Gold, 5 Silver and 10 Bronze. 19 Total.
  14. Spain 5 Gold, 10 Silver and 3 Bronze. 18 Total.
  15. Canada 3 Gold, 9 Silver and 6 Bronze. 18 Total.
  16. Netherlands 7 Gold, 5 Silver and 4 Bronze. 16 Total.
  17. Brazil 3 Gold, 4 Silver and 8 Bronze. 15 Total.
  18. Kenya 5 Gold, 5 Silver and 4 Bronze. 14 Total
  19. Kazakhstan 2 Gold, 4 Silver and 7 Bronze. 13 Total.
  20. Jamaica 6 Gold, 3 Silver and 2 Bronze. 11 Total.
  21. Poland 3 Gold, 6 Silver and 1 Bronze. 10 Total.
  22. Hungary 3 Gold, 5 Silver and 2 Bronze. 10 Total.
  23. Norway 3 Gold, 5 Silver and 2 Bronze. 10 Total.
  24. New Zealand 3 Gold, 1 Silver and 5 Bronze. 9 Total.
  25. Romania 4 Gold, 1 Silver and 5 Bronze. 8 Total.
  26. Turkey 1 Gold, 4 Silver and 3 Bronze. 8 Total.
  27. Ethiopia 4 Gold, 1 Silver and 2 Bronze. 7 Total.
  28. Denmark 2 Gold, 2 Silver and 3 Bronze. 7 Total.
  29. Azerbaijan 1 Gold, 2 Silver and 4 Bronze. 7 Total.
  30. Czech Republic 3 Gold and 3 Silver. 6 Total.
  31. Slovakia 3 Gold, 2 Silver and 1 Bronze. 6 Total.
  32. Georgia 3 Gold and 3 Silver. 6 Total.
  33. North Korea 2 Gold, 1 Silver and 3 Bronze. 6 Total.
  34. Argentina 2 Gold and 4 Bronze. 6 Total.
  35. Switzerland 2 Gold and 4 Bronze. 6 Total.
  36. Uzbekistan 1 Gold, 2 Silver and 3 Bronze. 6 Total.
  37. Armenia 6 Bronze. 6 Total.
  38. Slovenia 1 Gold, 2 Silver and 2 Bronze. 5 Total.
  39. Bulgaria 1 Gold, 1 Silver and 3 Bronze. 5 Total.
  40. Indonesia 1 Gold, 1 Silver and 3 Bronze. 5 Total.
  41. Sweden 4 Silver and 1 Bronze. 5 Total.
  42. Croatia 2 Silver and 3 Bronze. 5 Total.
  43. Lithuania 2 Silver and 3 Bronze. 5 Total.
  44. Mongolia 2 Gold and 2 Silver. 4 Total.
  45. Thailand 2 Gold and 2 Silver. 4 Total.
  46. Zimbabwe 1 Gold and 3 Silver. 4 Total.
  47. Finland 1 Gold, 1 Silver and 2 Bronze. 4 Total.
  48. Greece 2 Silver and 2 Bronze. 4 Total.
  49. Nigeria 1 Silver and 3 Bronze. 4 Total.
  50. Chinese Taipei (Taiwan) 4 Bronze. 4 Total.
  51. Mexico 2 Gold and 1 Silver. 3 Total.
  52. Latvia 1 Gold, 1 Silver and 1 Bronze. 3 Total.
  53. India 1 Gold and 2 Bronze. 3 Total.
  54. Austria 1 Silver and 2 Bronze. 3 Total.
  55. Ireland 1 Silver and 2 Bronze. 3 Total.
  56. Serbia 1 Silver and 2 Bronze. 3 Total.
  57. Belgium 1 Gold and 1 Silver. 2 Total.
  58. Dominican Republic 1 Gold and 1 Silver. 2 Total.
  59. Estonia 1 Gold and 1 Silver. 2 Total.
  60. Portugal 1 Gold and 1 Silver. 2 Total.
  61. Iran 1 Gold and 1 Bronze. 2 Total.
  62. Trinidad and Tobago. 2 Silver. 2 Total.
  63. Algeria 1 Silver and 1 Bronze. 2 Total.
  64. Bahamas 1 Silver and 1 Bronze. 2 Total.
  65. Colombia 1 Silver and 1 Bronze. 2 Total.
  66. Kyrgyzstan 1 Silver and 1 Bronze. 2 Total.
  67. Morocco 1 Silver and 1 Bronze. 2 Total.
  68. Tajikistan 1 Silver and 1 Bronze. 2 Total.
  69. Bahrain 1 Gold. 1 Total.
  70. Cameroon 1 Gold. 1 Total.
  71. Panama 1 Gold. 1 Total.
  72. Tunisia 1 Gold. 1 Total.
  73. Chile 1 Silver. 1 Total.
  74. Ecuador 1 Silver. 1 Total.
  75. Iceland 1 Silver. 1 Total.
  76. Malaysia 1 Silver. 1 Total.
  77. Singapore 1 Silver. 1 Total.
  78. South Africa 1 Silver. 1 Total.
  79. Sudan 1 Silver. 1 Total.
  80. Vietnam 1 Silver. 1 Total.
  81. Afghanistan 1 Bronze. 1 Total.
  82. Egypt 1 Bronze. 1 Total.
  83. Israel 1 Bronze. 1 Total.
  84. Mauritius 1 Bronze. 1 Total.
  85. Moldova 1 Bronze. 1 Total.
  86. Togo 1 Bronze. 1 Total.
  87. Venezuela 1 Bronze. 1 Total.

Image GalleryEdit

Sources and references Edit

See AlsoEdit

  • Logos - A collection of logos featuring this event.
  • Mascots - The official mascots of this Olympics'.
  • Torch - Information about this Olympics' torch.
Preceded by
Torino 2006
Winter Olympics
2008
Succeeded by
Vancouver 2010
Preceded by
Athens 2004
Summer Olympics
2008
Succeeded by
London 2012


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