2008 Summer Olympics:Games of the XXIX Olympiad

Posted on February 20, 2008. Filed under: People and Places, sports |

The adrenaline punching 2008 Summer Olympics known as the Games of the XXIX Olympiad, will be celebrated from August 8, 2008 to August 24, 2008, with the opening ceremony commencing at 08:08:08 pm CST (12:08:08 UTC) at the Beijing National Stadium in Beijing, People’s Republic of China.

Logo and mascot(s)

The official logo of the games, titled “Dancing Beijing,” features a stylized calligraphic character jīng ( meaning capital), referencing the host city. The mascots of Beijing 2008 are the five Fuwa, each representing one color of the Olympic rings.The Fuwa consist of five members that incorporate fish, giant panda, fire, Tibetan antelope, and swallow designs.


Beijing national stadium,
Beijing National Indoor Stadium,
Beijing National Aquatics Centre,
Olympic Green Convention Centre,
Olympic Green,
and Beijing Wukesong Culture & Sports Center

The five venues outside Beijing will be located in Qingdao, Hong Kong, Tianjin, Shanghai, and Qinhuangdao.

For images of these venues visit:

This is a map of the Olympic venues in Beijing. Several expressways encircle the center of the city, providing for quick transportation around the city and between venues.


For booking tickets visit this site:

For more info visit:


The following are the sports to be contested at the games. The Olympic sport of aquatics has been split into its constituent disciplines of diving, swimming, synchronized swimming, and water polo. The number of events to be contested in each sport is indicated in parentheses.

  • Archery (4)
  • Athletics (47)
  • Badminton (5)
  • Baseball (1)
  • Basketball (2)
  • Boxing (11)
  • Canoeing (16)
  • Cycling (18)
  • Diving (8)
  • Equestrian (6)
  • Fencing (10)
  • Field Hockey (2)
  • Football/Soccer (2)
  • Gymnastics (18)
  • Handball (2)
  • Judo (14)
  • Modern pentathlon (2)
  • Rowing (14)
  • Sailing (11)
  • Shooting (15)
  • Softball (1)
  • Swimming (34)
  • Synchronized swimming (2)
  • Table tennis (4)
  • Taekwondo (8)
  • Tennis (4)
  • Triathlon (2)
  • Volleyball (4)
  • Water polo (2)
  • Weightlifting (15)
  • Wrestling (18)

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May I suggest a link related to the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games?

Our site:

URL: http://www.2008chinaolympics.com
Title: Beijing Olympics

Please let me know if you want a link back.
Many thanks for your reply.

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