The five Olympic rings were designed in 1913,adopted in 1914 anddebuted at the Games at Antwerp, 1920.
Generations of Olympics I st - The Ancient Olympic Games held at Olympia, Greece. II nd - The Modern Olympic Games were first held in 1896, in Athens, Greece.
Olympics - Introduction There are 302 events in 28 sports. One event more than the ’04 Olympics. The Olympic Games were awarded to Beijing after an exhaustive ballot of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on July 13, 2001. The official logo of the Games, titled "Dancing Beijing"
Summer Olympics ’08 – Officially XXIX Opening ceremony: August 8 Closing ceremony: August 24 Officially opened by: President Hu Jintao Athletes Oath : Zhang Yining Judges Oath : Huang Liping Olympic Torch : Li Ning Stadium: Beijing National Stadium
Olympics’ Relay Torch Completed Global Journey in 130 days. Journey Began on 24 March ’08, Olympia. Total Journey Traveled 1,37,000 Kms. Features Remains Burning in 50 mm/hr of rain. Can Tolerate Temp up to -40°C. Abhors the 40mph of wind.
Achievements A record 87 countries won a medal during the Games. Chinese athletes won 51 gold medals altogether. 43 New World Records. 132 New Olympic Records. Michael Phelps broke the record for most golds in one Olympics.
New Records - Athletics (August 16) Mens 100 metres, 9.69s, Usain Bolt of Jamaica (August 18) Womens Pole Vault, 5.05 meters, Yelena Isinbayeva of Russia (August 20) Mens 200 metres, 19.30s, Usain Bolt of Jamaica (August 22) Mens 4 x 100 metres, 37.10s, Nesta Carter, Michael Frater, Usain Bolt and Asafa Powell of Jamaica
New Records - Archery (August 10) Womens Team 1/4 Eliminations: Park Sung-Hyun, Yun Ok-Hee and Joo Hyun-Jung of South Korea
New Records - Weightlifting (August 13) Womens 69kg: Liu Chunhong, of China (August 15) Mens 85kg: Andrei Rybakou, of Belarus
New Records - Swimming There were 19 new records during the Olympics.
Major Events At OlympicsArchery Athletics BaseballBadminton Basketball VolleyballBoxing Cycling HockeyCycling Football FencingGymnastics Sailing WeightliftingJudo Handball TrampolineSwimming Fencing TriathlonTennis Sailing Table Tennis
The Top Ten Ranked NOCsR Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total1 China (CHN) 51 21 28 1002 United States (USA) 36 38 36 1103 Russia (RUS) 23 21 28 724 Great Britain (GBR) 19 13 15 475 Germany (GER) 16 10 15 416 Australia (AUS) 14 15 17 467 South Korea (KOR) 13 10 8 318 Japan (JPN) 9 6 10 259 Italy (ITA) 8 10 10 2810 France (FRA) 7 16 17 40
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