How many countries competed in the 2008 Olympics?

2008 Summer Olympics

Emblem of the 2008 Summer Olympics
Host city Beijing, China
Nations 204
Athletes 10,942 (6,305 men, 4,637 women)
Events 302 in 28 sports (41 disciplines)

Who competed in the 2008 Olympics?


Games Gold Silver
200 metres Usain Bolt Jamaica Shawn Crawford United States
400 metres LaShawn Merritt United States Jeremy Wariner United States
800 metres Wilfred Bungei Kenya Ismail Ahmed Ismail Sudan
1500 metres Asbel Kipruto Kiprop Kenya Nicholas Willis New Zealand

What countries were in the 2008 Olympics?

Participating Countries and flag bearer at the Opening Ceremony

No Country Sport
1 Afghanistan Taekwondo
2 Albania Wrestling
3 Algeria Aquatics
4 American Samoa Judo

What country where 8 is a lucky number began its Olympics on 8 8 08 at 8 08pm South Korea?

Lucky number inspired China to start Olympics at 8:08 p.m., 8/8/08.

When did New Zealand host the Olympics?

New Zealand

Aotearoa (New Zealand)
Years Hosted Olympics none
Years Attended Olympics Summer: 1908-2016 Winter: 1952, 1960, 1968-2014
Medals 2012 Summer 6 gold, 2 silver, 5 bronze
Medals 2014 Winter none

What countries were represented at the 2008 Summer Olympics?

A record number of nations (204) were represented at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, with Marshall Islands and Tuvalu making their Olympic debut. After competing together as Serbia and Montenegro in 2004, Serbia and Montenegro sent independent teams to Beijing.

Who won the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing?

The Games were also a boon for the host country, as China won more gold medals in a single Olympiad (51) than any other country had since 1988. Michael Phelps competing in the 100-metre butterfly final at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing; he won a gold medal in the event.

How many venues were used in the 2008 Olympics in China?

The Government of the People’s Republic of China promoted the Games and invested heavily in new facilities and transport systems. 37 venues were used to host the events, including twelve constructed specifically for the 2008 Games.

What was the program like at the Beijing Olympics?

The program for the Beijing Games was quite similar to that of the 2004 Summer Olympics held in Athens. There were 28 sports and 302 events at the 2008 Games. Nine new events were held, including two from the new cycling discipline of BMX. Women competed in the 3,000-meter (9,843 ft) steeplechase for the first time.