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Beijing 2008 Olympic Athletes

from Bleacher Report

The 101 Most Iconic Photographs in Sports History

2008 Beijing Summer Olympics - Usain Bolt's legs put on just as much of a show at the 2008 Olympics as his ego. His salute after the 4x100-metre relay is the image of his career.

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from Mail Online

Olympic hero Usain Bolt set for summer sprint at Crystal Palace

usain bolt .. the fastest man on earth that there has ever been .. holds the 100m world record 9.58 secs ...

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Inspirational Moments: Olympic celebrations - Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates winning the Men's 100m Final and the gold medal at the National Stadium on Day 8 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 16, 2008 in Beijing, China. Bolt finished the event in first place with a time of 9.69, a new World Record. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images) #joyofsport www.joyofsport.co.uk

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Meet the extraordinary Kerri Walsh Jennings. A professional beach volleyball player and philanthropist who is most famous for winning the gold medals in the 2004, 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympic Games with her partner Misty May-Treanor. "I would do whatever it takes just to keep playing and getting better". Kerri Walsh Jennings http://www.thextraordinary.org/kerri-walsh-jennings

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from the Guardian

The 20 photographs of the week

Shanghai, China. Girls practice sit-ups during a gymnastics lesson at the youth amateur athletic school. China’s sports system has been enormously successful since the country returned to the Olympic fold in 1980, culminating with the host nation topping the medals’ table at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. And yet, with the Rio de Janeiro Games less than three months away, the system is beginning to break down due to the shifting demographics of a more prosperous nation.

from WHY EVERYTHING IS INTERESTING

Happy olympics

Participation of nations in the Summer Olympics since the beginning of the modern games in 1896. In the beginning, a mere 14 nations competed in the games. In 2008, the Olympics has grown to become a world culture phenomenon that now includes athletes competing under more than 200 different flags. designed by Alicia Korn

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from the Guardian

Celebration time: Beijing Olympics 2008