Beijing 2008 Olympics

This category contains questions about the Games of the XXIX Olympiad held in Beijing, China.

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Beijing 2008 Olympics

How many athletes participated in the 2008 Beijing Olympics?

10,500 athletes

There are 18 usa womens soccer players on the Olympics rostor for 2008

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History of Sports
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Olympic History
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Summer Olympic Games

Where was the last Summer Olympics held?

The last summer Olympic games were held in Beijing, China in 2008.

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Olympics Swimming
Athletes

Where does Rebecca Adlington train?

she trains at Nottingham pool but lives in Mansfield

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Care of Horses
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Why did some of the olympic show-jumping horses wear little caps over their ears and the very top of their head?

They're called fly nets, and their purpose is to keep insects out of the horse's ears. Show horses often have the hair inside their ears clipped for appearance, but this allows insects to enter and distract the horse. A horse usually shown in an insect free area may have to wear a fly net when shown in an area that has insects since it will take time for the hair to grow back.

I have also heard that they are sometimes used for the sound. Yes they are called flyn nets, however if the horses ears are stufffed with cotton wool or ear plugs (as some horses are sensitive to sound and put off by clapping,speakers etc) then these provide a smart way of covering the fulffy cotton wool. As you can imagine in something the size of the Olympics you wouldn't want your horse not concentrating. Hope this helps.

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What type fungus given to the Chinese athletes in the Olympics to reduce stress?

Cordyceps aka caterpillar power

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Shawn Johnson

What did Shawn Johnson win at the Beijing Olympics?

Shawn competed at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing in the Women's Team Final, the Women's All-Around, the Women's Indivudual Floor Routine, and the Women's Indivudual Beam Routine.

Medal Events

Beam - Gold (16.225)

Floor - Silver

Team - Silver

All-Around - Silver

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Where were the 2008 Olympics held?

The 2008 Olympics were held in Beijing, China.

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Michael Phelps

Is Michael Phelps's father attending the 2008 Beijing Olympics?

His father attended the Athens Olympics, but is watching Beijing from his home in Baltimore, Maryland.

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London 2012 Olympics

How many countries compete in the Olympic Games?

On the XXIX Olympiad in Bejing, there are 204 countries and territories competing. Of the 192 UN recognized countries, the only country not to have entered is Brunei, having failed to submit any athletes. All other countries have entered.

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Winter Olympic Games

What are ten sports that are featured in the Olympics?

Aquatics, Archery, Athletics, Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Boxing, Canoe / kayak, Cycling and Equestrian are played in the Olympics.

Also, fencing, gymnastics, weightlifting, swimming, diving, wrestling.

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Olympic History
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2008 mens winning olympic one mile time?

The mile is not contested in the Olympics.

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Who were the mascots of the 2008 Olympics?

Fuwa will serve as the official "mascot[s]" for the next olympics.

Designed to express the playful qualities of five little children who form an intimate circle of friends, Fuwa also embody the natural characteristics of four of China's most popular animals -- the Fish, the Panda, the Tibetan Antelope, the Swallow -- and the Olympic Flame. Each of Fuwa has a rhyming two-syllable name -- a traditional way of expressing affection for children in China. Beibei is the Fish, Jingjing is the Panda, Huanhuan is the Olympic Flame, Yingying is the Tibetan Antelope and Nini is the Swallow. When you put their names together -- Bei Jing Huan Ying Ni -- they say "Welcome to Beijing," offering a warm invitation that reflects the mission of Fuwa as young ambassadors for the Olympic Games.

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Usain Bolt

What country did usain bolt represent in the 2008 Olympics?

Jamaica

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How many gold medals did Great Britain win at the Beijing Olympics?

Great Britain won 19 gold medals, along with 13 silver and 15 bronze, at the 2008 Games in Beijing.

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How many events are in the modern Olympic games?

302 events and 28 sports

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Who is the youngest contestant in the Beijing Olympics?

You can be as young as you wan t but hte only one good enough to medal contend is Thomas Daley of Great Britain. He does diving.

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Olympics

Were there any new sports in the 2008 Beijing Olympics?

* Men & Women's Individual BMX * Men & Women's 10k Marathon Swim * Women's 3000m Steeplechase * Women's team Sabre & Foil * Table Tennis Team event replaces doubles * Open-water swimming events are on the IOC's revamped menu for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. * Also approved were increases in women's teams in soccer, field hockey, and handball from 10 to 12.

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Baseball
Baseball History
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Who made the most runs in baseball in the Olympics?

Japan made the most runs in baseball in the Olympic game.

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Summer Olympic Games

How many swimmers participated in summer Olympics games in Beijing?

There were 1200 swimmers present.

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Olympic Symbols and Flag

Where did the olympic torch in the birds nest stadium come from?

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2008-08/13/content_9269447.htm

BEIJING, Aug. 13 (Xinhua) -- The giant Beijing Olympic Games cauldron came as the last of many surprises at Friday's opening ceremony, as little was known of it before the final moment. It was actually a 32-meter steel structure in the shape of a torch, imprinted with patterns ofauspicious clouds and wrapped in a red spiral strip that was made to appear like an extension of the "scroll" on which the cauldron lighter was "space-walking". The builder, Beijing's Shougang Group, had worked for seven months in secret to turn a blueprint into reality for the audience of millions -- building it, hoisting it onto the top of the facility and hiding it there. ARTISTIC CREATION VS ENGINEERING DESIGN On the blueprint provided by the ceremony organizers, there were just a few specifications: the outline of the cauldron, its rough size, its planned location at the National Stadium, or the Bird's Nest, and the maximum load allowed. To get the perfect shape expected by artists, engineers said they had to build the cauldron with as many components as possible. "Steel products used for the cauldron were mostly pieces of handwork, not from mass production lines," said Wang Wenli, Party Secretary of the Shougang Group, China's leading steel maker. The skeleton was made up of more than 2,000 unique steel pipes ranging in size from 7 cm to 39 cm. "Cutting out conjunctions that link different pipes was the most difficult part of building the skeleton," said Li Tingxiang, the project manager. Even the digital cutters failed to produce such conjunctions that could connect pipes of so many different sizes. "In the end, we had to write specific computer programs for the cutters to do the job." The exterior of the cauldron was composed of 1,026 different 1-mm steel plates, which were heavily perforated to reduce wind resistance. Engineers did numerous experiments at a site in the capital's eastern suburbs before they managed to build the huge torch, Wand said. A site was set up for experimenting and construction shortly after the company got the assignment in December last year. It also erected a top-covered rectangular shield to keep it from exposure. The total cost of the giant cauldron was about 10 million yuan (1.45 million U.S. dollars), Wang said. IN POSITION ATOP BIRD'S NEST How could a 10-story, 45-ton structure get to the top of the Bird's Nest? This was no theoretical question; it was a real challenge builders had to overcome. Engineers were asked to place the cauldron at a precise location on the northeast top of the stadium, with only a 2-mm margin for error. More than that distance "would have made it impossible for the latches on one side of the cauldron to slot into place," Wang said. The latches were designed to achieve a seamless link with the "scroll". Making the task tougher was the fact that the stadium itself, built of steel, tends to swell or contract daily with changing temperatures. The height difference could reach 70 cm between the extremes of summer heat and winter cold, according to Shougang engineers. On the day when the cauldron was lifted onto the roof of the Bird's Nest in May, an 800-ton crane was summoned to the task. The vehicle was the only one with a working arm of more than 570 meters and load-bearing capacity of more than 500 tons. Workers had to stand on steel beams and yank at ropes against the wind to help lift the colossus smoothly. The workers held their breath, Li said. "Any collision with the beams would have caused irreparable damage to both." STEALTH BEFORE DEBUT The secrecy of the cauldron became a top priority after it was positioned on top of the Bird's Nest. A 30-meter upturned-U-shaped air-cushioned facility was set up to house the big torch. The cauldron, which stirred much guesswork before the ceremony, had actually been lying flat on top of the opening stadium for more than two months. Engineers also designed a rail and a small cart to carry the cauldron, so that the monster could move smoothly above the rugged beam surface from the previous location to the edge of the venue opening. Hydraulic equipment was used to make it stand up for the flame-lighting, including a hydraulic jack to push it up and another device to hold the bottom. The whole facility, plus the cauldron, weighed about 405 tons. The cauldron's final journey, horizontally and up, was designed to start at the touch of a button. Automatic controls were used to minimize accidents. "We pressed the button at 10:08 p.m. on August 8, when thousands of audiences were attentively watching the parade of athletes, and the cauldron was in place at 10:24 without being noticed," said Su Baozhen, deputy general manager of Shougang. The torch-shaped cauldron will be used during the Paralympics and might become an item at exhibitions or be recycled afterwards.

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How much did the Beijing olympic stadium cost?

4 billion yuan (~USD $500 million)

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Will there be archery at Olympics 2008?

Yes. Archery has been an Olympic event since the 1900 Olympics in Paris.

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How many silver medals did China win at the 2008 Olympics?

21 Silver Medals were part of China's 100 total medals won at the 2008 Summer Olympics. The other medals included 51 Gold Medals and 28 Bronze Medals

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Stephanie Rice

What is Stephanie Rice's email address?

just check on Stephanie rices public facebook. I haven't checked but it is probably there. Anyways, I recommend that you don't email her, cause she probably won't answer it, cause she's getting so many other emails.

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How much money is spent on the olympic games in Beijing?

More than 20 million!

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