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Former US Olympian Kim Willoughby indicted on first-degree murder, child abuse in 2016 case - Infosurhoy

Willoughby, a standout at the University of Hawaii who won a silver medal as a member of the U.S. Olympic team at the 2008 Summer Games in Beijing, previously argued that the 3-year-old girl – whom Willoughby was reportedly looking to adopt – died ...

IOC has confidence in Beijing's Olympics plan -

Several facilities used in the 2008 Summer Olympics will be venues at the winter Games for events including skating and ice hockey. "Construction and planning for additional venues is also moving strongly," said Samaranch. Beijing aims to boost the ...

19 new Hall of Famers inducted at World Championships opening gala - Judo Inside

Visually impaired judoka Zakiyev distinguished himself by becoming Paralympic Champion in the +100kg weight division, at the Athens Games in 2004, and again at the Beijing Games in 2008. Antal Kovacs (HUN). Paks native Kovacs became the first ...

IJF celebrates new Hall of Fame Class of 2018 with spectacular gala in Baku - International Judo Federation (press release) (blog)

Ms. Ayumi Tanimoto (JPN) Double Olympic champion Tanimoto starred for her country at both the Athens 2004 Athens Olympics and 2008 Beijing Olympics. The inductions to Mrs. Saito (the wife of Hitoshi Saito) and Tanimoto Ayumi were made by All Japan ...

China's 2008 Olympic Basketball Team look back at a decade of success - CGTN (press release)

It's been 10 years since Beijing held the 2008 Summer Olympics, an event the country's basketball team remembers fondly as it saw them reach the quarter-finals, their best appearance at the games to date. The Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) held a ...

Kelly Sotherton receives third Olympic bronze medal, 10 years after Beijing Games - ESPN

Sotherton, 41, is a victim of Russian doping and finally received her bronze medal from the 2008 Beijing Olympics at the annual Team GB Ball on Thursday evening. WADA could decide to reinstate Russia at its executive committee meeting next week, even ...

Water Cube holds forum on its Olympic experience -

A plan for the renovation of the Water Cube as well as its use after the Winter Olympics has been unveiled at the forum, highlighting the venue's dual functions for both summer and winter sports, as well as its longer-term sustainability as a sporting ...

Column: Olympic legacy can't be counted in dollars and cents - Calgary Herald

That support allowed my coach and I to work together much more closely in preparation for the 2008 Beijing Games. We surprised everyone — including ourselves — by winning a bronze medal in the C1 1000 metres. The Olympics are supposed to inspire ...

Is Shanghai Planning on Hosting the 2032 Summer Olympics? - That's Online

Everyone remembers the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing. From the stunning opening ceremony to the two-week long spectacle of elite sporting competition, the country returned to the world stage with a bang. Fast-forward 24 years and China could ...

Team Redeem- Regaining The USA Basketball Glory - 2008 Summer Olympics. - Sportskeeda

We have already discussed that team USA was in a rut as they lost consecutively 3 world tournaments 2002 FIBA World Championships, 2004 Olympics and 2006 FIBA World Championships. The real challenge was to bring back the USA glory in the ...

Meet Walnut Creek Aquanuts Coach Kim Probst - Diablo Magazine

Kate Hooven, Becky Kim, Annabelle Orme, Jillian Penner: At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, four fellow Aquanuts competed alongside Probst. Mariya Koroleva: The two-time Olympian teamed up with Mary Killman (from the Santa Clara Aquamaids) for ...

Reassessing Argentina's Olympics-Winning Side: 10 Years Later - The18

Exactly 10 years ago Thursday, the Argentina national team won gold in soccer at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. It remains as Lionel Messi's greatest triumph at the international level. So what's happened to the players since?

China hits ground running for 2022 Olympics -

Despite the steamy summer heat at Beijing Olympic Forest Park on the north side of the capital, sweat-soaked runners managed smiles as they jostled for position on Saturday afternoon. Built for the 2008 Olympics, the park features a 10-kilometer ...

Beijing 2008: A look at the Olympic venues a decade on - BBC Sport

Ten years ago, the Beijing Olympics was reaching its sweet spot. On 13 August, Michael Phelps had become the greatest Olympian of all time, winning his 10th and 11th golds to surpass the greats of history. On 16 August, Usain Bolt torched the 100m ...

Eerie photos of Beijing's abandoned Olympic settings - CNN

Forgotten moments: It's been 10 years since Beijing hosted the 2008 Olympics. A decade later, many of the structures and venues lie abandoned. In some cases, they never came to fruition in the first place. Here, two of the Games' mascots, Nini and ...

Ten Years on: New Life after 2008 Beijing Olympics - Xinhua

By Xinhua sportswriters Xiao Shiyao, Wang Meng and Ding Wenxian. BEIJING, Aug. 12 (Xinhua) -- Dazzling fireworks painted the night sky with bright colors. Golden giant footprints traversed along the axis of Beijing from Tian'anmen Square to the "Bird's ...

Ten years on from Beijing 2008 what is the Chinese capital's Olympic legacy ahead of hosting Winter Games in 2022? - South China Morning Post

What of the Games themselves? You could easily argue Beijing 2008 was the best Olympics. More than 40 world records fell, along with over 130 Olympic records. They have been or will be beaten, such is the nature of the Games, but they live long in the ...

Archway Schools Kick Off 10th Annual Summer Olympics - SNJTODAY

During her time teaching at the Archway Schools, Heather Fernandez Schafer was motivated to bring the fun and games she saw in the 2008 Summer Olympics - and as a former Special Olympics coach - to the students in her school. “It's such a liberating ...

Photos: What Beijing's Abandoned Olympic Venues Look Like Today - Sports Illustrated

The 2008 Beijing Olympics provided a number of stunning views, most notably from the Bird's Nest, home of the opening and closing ceremonies. But a decade after being used for the XXIX Olympiad, Beijing's stadiums are now in decay, empty and unusable ...

Beijing looks back to 2008 Summer Olympics and towards 2022 Winter Games with special events and exhibition - (blog)

The Bird's Nest will also feature at Beijing 2022 as it will be transformed into the venue for curling. An exhibition has been opened at the National Stadium, entitled "From 2008 to 2022, Olympic Spirit in Motion", to commemorate the 10-year ...

The 2008 Summer Olympic Games, officially known as the Games of the XXIX Olympiad and commonly known as Beijing 2008, was a major international multi-sport event that took place in Beijing, China, from 8 to 24 August 2008. A total of 10,942 athletes from 204 National Olympic Committees competed in 28 sports and 302 events . China became the 22nd nation to host the Olympic Games and the 18th to hold a Summer Olympic Games. It was the third time that the Summer Olympic Games were held in East Asia and Asia, after Tokyo, Japan, in 1964 and Seoul, South Korea, in 1988.

Games of the XXIX Olympiad
The official logo for the 2008 Summer Olympics, featuring a depiction of the Chinese pictogram "Jing", representing a dancing human figure. Below are the words "Beijing 2008" in stylised print, and the Olympic rings.
Host city Beijing, China
Motto One World, One Dream
(Chinese: 同一个世界 同一个梦想)
Nations participating 204 NOCs
Athletes participating 10,942 (4,637 women & 6,305 men)
Events 302 in 28 sports
Opening ceremony August 8
Closing ceremony August 24
Officially opened by
Athlete's Oath
Judge's Oath
Olympic Torch
Stadium Beijing National Stadium
Athens 2004 London 2012  >
Turin 2006 Vancouver 2010  >

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 2008, was a major international multi-sport event that took place in Beijing, China, from 8 to 24 August 2008. A total of 10,942 athletes from 204 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) competed in 28 sports and 302 events (a total of one event more than the schedule of the 2004 Games). China became the 22nd nation to host the Olympic Games and the 18th to hold a Summer Olympic Games. It was the third time that the Summer Olympic Games were held in East Asia and Asia, after Tokyo, Japan, in 1964 and Seoul, South Korea, in 1988.

The equestrian events were held in Hong Kong, making it the third time the events of the same Olympics were held under the jurisdiction of two different NOCs, while sailing was contested in Qingdao, and football events took place in several different cities.

Beijing was awarded the Games over four competitors on 13 July 2001, having won a majority of votes from members of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) after two rounds of voting. The Government of the People's Republic of China promoted the Games and invested heavily in new facilities and transportation systems. A total of 37 venues were used to host the events, including 12 constructed specifically for use at the Games. The official logo of these Olympic Games, titled "Dancing Beijing", refers to the host city by featuring a stylized calligraphic character jīng (, meaning capital). The Games were the most watched Olympics in history, attracting 4.7 billion viewers worldwide. Some politicians and non-governmental organizations criticized the choice of China as Olympic host because of the country's human rights record, and protests by critics of China's human rights record, with particular focus on Tibet, marred the international portion of the Olympic torch relay.

There were 43 world records and 132 Olympic records set at the 2008 Summer Olympics. An unprecedented 86 countries won at least one medal during the Games. Chinese athletes won the most gold medals with 51, and with 100 medals in total became only the 7th different Olympic team to top an overall medal tally. The United States won the most total medals with 110, and placed second in the medal tally followed by Russia. Though there were several controversies, the games were deemed generally successful with the rising standard of competition among nations across the world.

Opening Ceremony - Beijing 2008 Summer Olympic Games

The world watches in wonder as this glittering event raises the curtain on the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympic Games.

Closing Ceremony - Beijing 2008 Summer Olympic Games

An incredibly successful competition is brought to a memorable conclusion, with the closing ceremony of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.

China vs USA 2008 Beijing Olympics Men's Basketball Group Match FULL GAME HD

LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade and the United States play Yao Ming, Yi Jianlian and China in this 2008 Olympics group stage ...

Usain Bolt Wins 100m/200m Gold - Beijing 2008 Olympics

Usain Bolt eases his way to two gold medals and two world records in the 100 and 200 meter events at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. Subscribe to the ...

Condensed Gymnastics - 2008 Beijing Olympics - WAG Team Final

Just routines and scores from the 2008 Beijing Olympics WAG team final. Unfortunately, hardly any non-American or non-Chinese routines were shown.


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