How many athletes and how many countries will compete in the 2008 summer games?
At the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, 10,625 athletes competed from 201 countries.
The US has 596 athletes competing in the 2008 Summer Olympic Games.
It varies but, 10,568 competed at the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games and about 2,800 athletes are expected to compete at the 2014 Winter Olympics.
11,028 athletes from 204 countries are participating at the 2008 Games.
According to the United States Olympic Committee, the US sent 613 athletes to compete in the 2004 Summer Olympic Games in Athens and 211 athletes to compete in the 2006 Winter Olympic Games in Turin.
Some countries don't compete at the Commonwealth Games due to financial problems, lack of athletes or because they are not part of the Commonwealth of Nations.
1980 Summer Games in Moscow. They sent 14 athletes to compete in swimming and athletics without winning a medal.
1964 Summer Games in Tokyo. Nepal sent six athletes to the 1964 Summer Games to compete in athletics and boxing.
Japan sent a total of 295 athletes to the Games, 138 men and 157 women, to compete in 24 sports.
204 Countries participated in the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic games.
No they can not
The Australian Olympic Committee sent a total of 410 athletes to the Games to compete in 23 sports.