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2008 Summer Olympics

The 2008 Summer Olympics, officially the Games of the Xxix Olympiad and also known as Beijing 2008, were an international Multisport Event held from 8 to 24 August 2008, in Beijing, China. A Total of 10,942 Athletes from 204 National Olympic Committees competed in 28 Sports and 302 Events, one Event more than those scheduled for the 2004 Summer Olympics. This was the first Time China hosted the Olympic Games and the third Time the Summer Olympics had been held in east Asia following the 1964 Tokyo Olympics and the 1988 Seoul south Korea Olympics. These were also the second Summer Olympic Games in a Communist State the first being the Summer Olympics in the soviet Union in 1980.

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