Summer Games Beijing 2008 China 8 - 24 August 2008

  • Host Nation China
  • Sports 28
  • Duration 8 - 24 August 2008
  • Competition Venues 12
  • Competing Athletes 10942
  • Competing Nations 204

Beijing 2008

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About Games

Beijing played host city for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad on 13 July 2008 and was the first time the Olympic Games were held in the People's Republic of China and the fifth occasion on which they were awarded to Asia.

More than 40 world records and over 130 Olympic records were broken. With his three gold medals in 2008 Summer Olympics, Chris Hoy became the first Briton to win three gold medals in a single Olympic Games since Henry Taylor in 1908, and the most successful Olympic cyclist. Team GB finished fourth in the medal table representing Great Britain's best Olympic performance for 100 years.