Olympics 2008

Inin the m final, Rebecca Adlington improved on the previous time by more than two seconds, with a new time Olympics 2008 8: Transport[ edit ] A map of the Olympic venues in Beijing. Michael Meyer, an American who lives in the hutongs reported that a total ofresidents were relocated from their homes before the Olympics began Meyer.

Official opening of the Games by: Thirty-seven venues, six of which were outside Beijing, hosted the competitions: Japanese horse rider Hiroshi Hoketsu took part in his third Olympic Games at the age of 67, whilst Cameroon swimmer, Antoinette Joyce Guedia Mouafo participated in the Games for the first time at the tender age of The Guangdong Olympic Stadium was originally planned, Olympics 2008, and completed in to help host the Games, but a decision was made to construct a new stadium in Beijing.

Several expressways encircle the center of the city, providing for quick transportation around the city and between venues.

2008 Summer Olympics medal table

Some 87 of them celebrated their medal-winning athletes. Memorable champions There were many memorable champions but it was Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt who stole the headlines.

In an effort to ensure success for the games, the government invested billions in building new infrastructure, although clearance to tiny, outdated neighborhoods in Beijing called hutongs resulted Olympics 2008.

Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Mauritius and Togo all experienced podium finishes for the first time. The stadium hosted both the opening and closing ceremonies as well as the athletics competition. Feng Shuqin and her husband, Zheng Zhanlin have lived in their house for 50 years and the family has owned the property before the Communists took control in Documents arrow Records tumble Beijing was the Games of records and superlatives.

Several criteria were required of each design, including flexibility for post-Olympics use, a retractable roofand low maintenance costs. Several hundred million watched worldwide on TV as more than 40 world records and over Olympic records were broken.

A fleet of thousands of buses, minibuses, and official cars transported spectators, athletes, and officials between venues. Tajikistan won its first medals thanks to Rasul Boqiev in the judo and Yusup Abdusalomov in the wrestling; Afghanistan stepped up on to the podium thanks to Rohullah Nikpai in taekwondo; Badar-Uugan Enkhbat in boxing and Tuvshinbayar Naidan in judo were the first athletes from Mongolia to win a gold medal at the Olympic Games; just like Bahrain with Rachid Ramzy in athletics.

The selection of the design became official in April The oldest and the youngest participant in the Games In Beijing, almost 50 years separated the oldest from the youngest athlete: Indirect capital costs are not included, such as for road, rail, or airport infrastructure, or for hotel upgrades or other business investment incurred in preparation for the Games but not directly related to staging the Games.

Li Ning artistic gymnastics. For some NOCs, it was the first time that one of their representatives had won a medal or was crowned Olympic champion: Investments were expected from corporations seeking ownership rights after the Olympics.Medal winners for all the Summer Olympics events from Beijing,China on polkadottrail.com Other articles where Beijing Olympic Games is discussed: Olympic Games: Beijing, China, ” In the Olympic Games were held in China for the first time.

In the months prior to the Games’ start, a devastating earthquake in Sichuan province, international focus on China’s pollution problems, and protests over China’s human.

2008 Summer Olympics Medals - Totals by Country

Jul 07,  · News and commentary and links about the Beijing Olympic Games. The 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 Summer Olympics, held in Beijing, the capital of the People's Republic of China, from 8 August to 24 August Approximately 11, athletes from NOCs participated.

The Olympic Games have been generally accepted by the world's media as a logistical success.

2008 Summer Olympics

Many of the worst fears about the games failed to materialize: no terrorists struck Beijing; no athlete protested at the podium (though. BEIJING - AUGUST Gymnast Li Ning carries the Olympic Torch during the Opening Ceremony for the Beijing Summer Olympics at the National Stadium on August 8, in Beijing, China.

BeijingLI, Ning, People's Republic of China.

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