Aug 10, 2011

Google Doodle History: Beijing Olympic Games 2008



Google Doodles Aug 08, 2008 - Aug 24, 2008





Aug 24, 2008 - Beijing Olympic Games - Closing Ceremony - (Global)



2008 Beijing Olympic Games - Closing Ceremony





Aug 23, 2008 - Beijing Olympic Games - Baseball - (Global)






2008 Beijing Olympic Games - Baseball



Aug 22, 2008 - Beijing Olympic Games - Martialarts - (Global)


2008 Beijing Olympic Games - Martialarts



Aug 21, 2008 - Beijing Olympic Games - High Jump - (Global)



2008 Beijing Olympic Games - High Jump

Aug 20, 2008 - Beijing Olympic Games - Athletics - (Global)



2008 Beijing Olympic Games - Athletics



Aug 19, 2008 - Beijing Olympic Games - Swimming - (Global)



2008 Beijing Olympic Games - Swimming



Aug 18, 2008 - Beijing Olympic Games - Table Tennis - (Global)



2008 Beijing Olympic Games - Table Tennis



Aug 16, 2008 - Beijing Olympic Games - Rowing - (Global)



2008 Beijing Olympic Games - Rowing

Aug 16, 2008 - Beijing Olympic Games - Football - (Global)



2008 Beijing Olympic Games - Football

Aug 15, 2008 - Beijing Olympic Games - Badminton - (Global)



2008 Beijing Olympic Games - Badminton

Aug 14, 2008 - Beijing Olympic Games - Basketball - (Global)



2008 Beijing Olympic Games - Basketball

Aug 13, 2008 - Beijing Olympic Games - Rings - (Global)



2008 Beijing Olympic Games - Rings

Aug 12, 2008 - Beijing Olympic Games - Rhythmic Gymnastics - (Global)



2008 Beijing Olympic Games - Rhythmic Gymnastics



Aug 11, 2008 - Beijing Olympic Games - Diving - (Global)



2008 Beijing Olympic Games - Diving



Aug 10, 2008 - Beijing Olympic Games - Weightlifting - (Global)



2008 Beijing Olympic Games - Weightlifting



Aug 09, 2008 - Beijing Olympic Games - Cycling - (Global)



2008 Beijing Olympic Games - Cycling

Aug 08, 2008 - Beijing Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony - (Global)



2008 Beijing Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony



Top 5 facts about Beijing Olympic Games 2008






Top 5 facts about Beijing Olympic Games 2008




1. The Games of the XXIX Olympiad in Beijing, China, from August 8 to August 24, 2008. 


2. A total of 11,028 athletes from 204 National Olympic Committees competed in 28 sports and 302 events. 


3. China became the 22nd nation to host the Olympic Games and the 18th to hold a Summer Olympic Games. 


4. It was the third time that the Summer Olympic Games were held in Asia, after Tokyo, Japan in 1964 and Seoul, South Korea in 1988.


5. There were 43 new world records and 132 new 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 100 medals altogether, while the United States had the most medals total with 110. Michael Phelps broke the records for most gold medals in one Olympics and for most career gold medals for an Olympian by winning eight swimming events. Usain Bolt secured the traditional title of "World's Fastest Man" by setting new world records in the 100 m and 200 m sprints.

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