Q: Which olympiad is the 2008 Olympics?

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The first Olympic Games of the modern era (1st Olympiad) were held in Athens in 1896. The Olympics are held every 4 years, so 2008 is the 29th (XXIX) Olympiad. (1896 + 28 * 4 = 2008)

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The 2008 Games are considered the XXIX Olympiad (29th Olympiad).

The 2008 Olympics in Beijing will be called the 29th Olympiad. They are actually numbered as if they were held every four years. For example, the cancelled 1916 Olympics would have been the 6th, but the 1920 Olympics were called the 7th. The Olympics were skipped in 1916, 1940 and 1944 due to the wars. So the 29th Olympiad will really be the 26th modern Olympics.

Games of the XXX Olympiad or the 30th Olympics

Officially the XXX Olympiad (30th)

Every four years. the first Olympic games as we know it was held in 1896. the 2008 Olympics was known as the XXIX (29th) Olympiad

the 30th olympiad has just ended

Yes. The 2008 Olympics is billed as the "Games of the XXIX Olympiad" on the official website. However 3 of the 29 were cancelled due to world wars, so only 26 , including Beijing, have been held.

Michael Phelps from USA with 8 Gold Medals in 2008 Beijing Olympics

An Olympiad is a measure of time used in Ancient Greece to signify a four year period each of which begins in the year of the Summer Olympic Games. By this measure and only counting the Modern Olympic period beginning in 1896 the 29th Olympiad began in 2008. 2009 will be 29,2 2010 will be 29,3 2011 will be 29,4 2012 will be the 30th Olympiad Using the 776 BC date of the Ancient Olympics as the starting point: 2008 is the 696,4 Olympiad

The 2008 Beijing games is the 29th olympiad.

The 2008 Summer Olympics were held in Beijing, China. Officially known as the Games of the XXIX Olympiad, the opening ceremony took place on August 8, 2008.

If you're asking about the 2008 Olympics specifically, http://www.olympic.org/uk/games/beijing/index_uk.asp says "BEIJING 2008 Games of the XXIX Olympiad From the 8th August to 24th August 2008". So, presumably 24th August 2008 is the last day.

Beijing 2008 Games of the XXIX Olympiad - 2008 was released on: USA: 8 August 2008

Olympiad is a term used in the Olympics. Olympiad is referring to, essentially, one occasion that the Olympic games take place.

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The Olympics are celebrated every four years because this is the length of the Olympiad, and Olympiad is a method of keeping time in the Ancient Greece. The Olympiad was used like a calendar but it lasted four years long as apposed to only one. The first Olympiad was used in 776 B.C., the same year the Olympics started. From then on many people in Ancient Greece referred to the years and days of the Olympiad as there way of saying the date. "They would say; I was born in the second year of the twenty-fourth Olympiad" (Carr 1).

The 2000 Olympics (the Games of the XXVII Olympiad) were held in Australia.

The Olympics were held every four years, this time span was called an Olympiad.

the London Olympics 2012 was the 30th modern olympiad .

The 2004 Olympic Games were held in the first year of the 28th Olympiad, which ended in 2007. The Beijing Games were held in the first year of the 29th Olympiad, and so on.

It is the 30th and is called the Games of the XXX Olympiad.

Games of the 28th Summer Olympiad.