08 August 2016

2008 Summer Olympic Games 8.8.2008

The 2008 Summer Olympic Games, officially known as the Games of the XXIX Olympiad is a Summer Olympics event that was held in Beijing, People’s Republic of China from August 8 to August 24, 2008 and followed by the 2008 Summer Paralympics from September 6 to September 17. 10,500 athletes were expected to compete in 302 events in 28 sports, just one event more than was on the schedule of the 2004 games. The 2008 Beijing Olympics also marked the third time that Olympic events had been held in the territories of two different National Olympic Committees (NOC); at the 2008 Olympics,equestrian events was held in Hong Kong, which competed separately from mainland China.

The official logo of the games, titled “Dancing Beijing”, features a stylised calligraphic character Jing, meaning capital, referring to the host city. The mascots of Beijing 2008 are the five Fuwa, each representing both a colour of the Olympic rings and a symbol of Chinese culture. The Olympic slogan, One World, One Dream, calls upon the world to unite in the Olympic spirit.
Today the Olympic Games is the most important and largest sporting event in the world. It is called “the longest lasting social activity that exists” and is followed by billions of spectators around the world. The modern Olympics have been growing constantly and new sports have been added to fit the needs of people.

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