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Beijing Olympics 2008 Power Point

  1. 1. Beijing Olympics 2008<br />
  2. 2. Beijing<br />Beijing is a city in the North of China. It is China’s second largest city after Shanghai and it is one of China’s 4 ancient capitals and it has a population of over 17 million. But this is the first time they have ever hosted the Olympics. <br />
  3. 3. What Sports<br />This section is to give you a brief understanding of what sports there were in the Beijing Olympics. A variety of Athletics including the 100m sprint, the Triple Jump, High jump and more. Swimming was a major popularity with Michael Phelps winning 8 Gold Medals. There was some Weightlifting that came out quite successful with a total of 5 new world records. BMX Biking is a new sport that has been added. <br />
  4. 4. World Records<br />Many world records were broken at the Olympics. Many of them were in the swimming races. Some swimming were 200m breaststroke (female and male), 200m medley (male) and many more. There were 5 weightlifting records broken including the 85kg weight was lifted, athletics had many records including 2 from Usain Bolt which were 100m sprint and 200m sprint. This was stunning as the records were smashed. <br />
  5. 5. Olympic Medals<br />Overall China were the people that won both the Olympic and Paralympics. Michael Phelps made the new world record for the most gold medals in one Olympic Games. He got eight gold medals beating Mark Spitz’s seven in the 1972 Olympics at Munich. His medals included 100m freestyle and more. Larissa Latynina won the 2nd most amounts of records all in gymnastics. Steve Redgrave was a British rower (a sport we did very well in) receiving 6 medals (5 gold, 1 bronze).<br />
  6. 6. Medal Table<br />China 51 21 28 100<br />U.S.A. 36 38 36 110<br />Russia 23 21 28 72<br />Great Britain 19 13 15 47<br />Germany 16 10 15 41<br />Australia 14 15 17 46<br />South Korea 13 10 08 31<br />Japan 09 06 10 25<br />Italy 08 10 10 28<br />France 07 16 17 40<br />
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