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Former US Olympian is badminton coach arrested on suspicion of child molestation - The Mercury News

SAN JOSE — The badminton coach arrested last week on suspicion of child molestation in San Jose is a former U.S Olympian from the 2008 summer games. Khankham Malaythong, otherwise known as Khan “Bob” Malaythong 37, of San Jose, was found ...

'Facebook Twins' Awarded State Approval Weeks After $100K Cuomo Donation, Report Says - White Plains Daily Voice

The twins competed in the men's pair rowing event at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. They are known for co-founding HarvardConnection -- later renamed ConnectU. In 2004, the Winklevoss brothers sued Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, claiming he stole ...

Global ace Monica Abbott on her return to Team USA and her quest for Olympic gold - ESPN

A decade ago, after perhaps the most prolific four seasons in NCAA softball history at Tennessee, Abbott was the youngest member of the United States team that finished second in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Like Carli Lloyd and Candace Parker, then ...

Ronda Rousey Makes History As First Woman in the UFC Hall of Fame - Allentown Morning Call

Rousey got her start in judo, earning bronze at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. This is an immense honor, to not only take part in bringing women to the forefront of this sport, but now the UFC Hall of Fame. May I be the first of many. Rousey ...

A Closer Look at the Chinese Regime's Fascism in Sheep's Clothing - The Epoch Times

There is a striking parallel between the International Olympic Committee (IOC) awarding the Olympic Games to the greatest perpetrator of crimes against humanity in 1936 (Berlin Games), and the IOC awarding the 2008 Summer Games to the current greatest ...

Did you know: Fun facts about China and the Olympics - CGTN (press release)

Around the world, June 23 marks Olympic Day, as a way to commemorate the birth of the modern Olympic Games. On the day, national Olympic committees in various countries organize activities – for example, the Olympic Day Run encourages people to get ...

Lee: 2018 Winter Olympics Were Profitable, 2022 Games Will Be Also - SwimSwam

One objectively positive thing Beijing 2022 will incorporate into its rendition of the Winter Olympics is the heightened emphasis on Olympic legacy. Whereas the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics cost around $44 billion, the organizers of the Beijing 2022 ...

Beijing's 2nd Olympic Games to Be Smoke-Free ... This Time for Real - The Beijinger (blog)

Even though Beijing bars, restaurants, and Internet cafés were made exempt from the 2008 Olympic smoking ban, Beijing insisted on banning smoking from the city's 66,000 taxis. And yet, taxi drivers admitted there was no way to enforce this policy.

'Nice try kiddo': Dwyane Wade, Gabrielle Union defend themselves in 76ers GM story - Miami Herald

You showed no respect to this little kid, who are you to stand on high grounds? Never looked at DW the same after that.' During the 2008 Olympics, Jerry Colangelo, then the managing director of the U.S. men's national basketball team, was in Beijing. ".

Putting Tibet Back on the Agenda - Project Syndicate

Human rights activists had hoped that international attention on China during the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing would lead to greater political and religious freedom. It didn't, but it's not too late to pressure China to adhere to its past ...

Olympics: Tokyo out to better Beijing, Pyeongchang: IOC photo expert - Kyodo News Plus

China was widely praised for its staging of the 2008 Summer Games in Beijing, which will also host the 2022 Winter Games, and successfully held the 2014 Youth Olympics in Nanjing. Pyeongchang, in South Korea, delivered a well-received Winter Games in ...

Ex-Great Britain Javelin star Goldie Sayers to learn whether bronze medal from 2008 Beijing Olympics is to be ... - Daily Mail

Ex-Javelin thrower Goldie Sayers is set to finally discover if she will be awarded an Olympic bronze medal - almost 10 years after finishing fourth in Beijing. After a 'frustrating' period of limbo, the 35-year-old Brit will find out if she was cheated ...

Beijing 2022 marches toward a "model" Olympic Games - Xinhua

The downtown Beijing cluster will be home to four Olympic winter sports, namely curling, ice Hockey, skating and the newly-established event big air. It will group 12 venues, including eight from the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, three newly-built and ...

Six years after the London Olympics, Canadian weightlifter Christine Girard finally gets her gold - The Globe and Mail

Advancements in anti-doping technology have exposed weightlifting as the dirtiest sport at the Summer Olympics. Before the 2008 Beijing games, the International Olympic Committee said it would undertake long-term storage of urine samples from athletes.

The numbers game: Coincidence or not, GE14 is here and so is the Commonwealth Games - New Straits Times Online

The Summer Olympic itself was staged no less than on three election years. The 1964 Tokyo Olympics; 2004 Athens Olympics and the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Other multi-sport events which have taken place on election years are the Asian games which was ...

Olympic Gold Medalist Stephanie Rice Says Vegan Diet Has Transformed Her Life - LIVEKINDLY

Olympic gold medalist, Stephanie Rice, has made significant changes to her lifestyle in the years since the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics. In an interview with Sporteluxe, the twenty-nine-year-old Australian swimmer spoke to her vegan lifestyle ...

2008 Israeli Olympian Guy Barnea Retires - SwimSwam

Israeli swimmer Guy Barnea has announced his retirement from professional swimming. The 30-year old represented Israel at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games and won 3 European Championship medals in his career in the 50 back. He took bronze at the ...

Sustainable construction of Beijing 2022 venues on schedule - China.org.cn

The preparations for the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games are progressing well on all fronts as the venue construction is on schedule and many legacy venues from Beijing 2008 will be used for Beijing 2022, while all new venues will be built with ...

2X Belize Olympian, Jayson Jones visits the Jewel for family reunion - Amandala

BELIZE CITY, Sun. Mar. 11, 2018– Jayson Jones, 2X Olympian, [2000 Summer Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia and 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, China] is coming to Belize. He represented Belize in Track & Field from 1997 to 2011. During ...

Beijing spends big as it prepares for 2022 Winter Olympics - Hong Kong Free Press

Beijing won the Games for its willingness to spend. For the 2008 Summer Olympics the nation poured in an estimated US$40 billion. That event amounted to a stunning coming out party for the rising giant — but afterwards many of the venues sat empty.

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
Summer:
Athens 2004 London 2012  >
Winter:
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.