What sports were added to the 2008 Olympics?

What sports were played in the 2008 Olympics?

2008 Olympic Events

  • Aquatics (including swimming, diving and synchronized swimming, water polo)
  • Archery.
  • Athletics.
  • Badminton.
  • Baseball.
  • Basketball.
  • Boxing.
  • Canoe/Kayak – Flatwater and Slalom.

What were the 9 original sports in the Olympics?

The Modern Olympics

Thirteen countries competed at the Athens Games in 1896. Nine sports were on the agenda: cycling, fencing, gymnastics, lawn tennis, shooting, swimming, track and field, weight lifting, and wrestling.

Who won last Olympics 2008?

Michael Phelps of the United States won his seventh gold medal of the Beijing Games in the 100-metre butterfly event to tie Mark Spitz’s Olympic record. Phelps won the race by 0.01 second.

Who won Olympic 2008?

2008 Summer Olympics medal table

2008 Summer Olympics medals
Most gold medals China (48)
Most total medals United States (112)
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Which country has won the most Olympics?

Here are the 10 countries with the most Olympic medals:

  • United States (2827 medals)
  • United Kingdom (883 medals)
  • Germany (855 medals)
  • France (840 medals)
  • Italy (701 medals)
  • Sweden (652 medals)
  • China (608 medals)
  • Russia (546 medals)

What happened at the 2008 Olympics?

Terrorist incident. On 10 April 2008, China announced that it had foiled a plot against the games by Uyghur separatists in Xinjiang. According to the Chinese security ministry, separatists planned suicide bomb attacks on Chinese cities and kidnappings in Beijing to disrupt the Olympic Games.

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