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Beijing Olympic Records

Usain Bolt may have been the only athlete who upstaged swimmer Michael Phelps in the recent Beijing Olympics. The Jamaican sprinter surprisingly set two individual world records in the 100 and 200 meters and was part of a 4×100 relay world record Jamaican team.

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.

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 ...


My jaw hit the floor the first time I saw this horse move, Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro. Gold medalists at London!


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

from the Guardian

Michael Phelps's Olympic medals - in pictures

Michael Phelps wins in the men's swimming 200m individual medley final in AthensPhotograph: Al Bello/Getty Images Sport


Book Review "When Joseph is thirteen Phelps visits Singapore before Beijing. Big fish meets fish. They shake fins. And that fires Joseph's Olympic dreams." The 2016 Rio Olympics was a historic moment in Singapore. After decades our (small) country has finally clinched another medal - and a gold one at that. From Kid to King tells the story of Joseph Schooling the first Singaporean who won an Olympic gold medal at the 100-metre butterfly event with a record time of 50.39 seconds. In this…

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National Archives unveil Olympic Records website giving public access to hundreds of historic documents and images

Archivists care for materials that document special events. "The National Archives have created a new digital portal collating Olympic records that date back to the first modern Games in 1896 to the Beijing Games in 2008."

from BBC Sport

Rio 2016: History for Bolt as women's hockey team & Skelton add to GB gold haul

First act of the 'triple triple': Bolt powers to victory in the 100m final at the 2008 Beijing Olympics in a world-record time of 9.69 seconds