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2008 Medals

CountryGoldSilverBronzeTotal
USA363836110
CHN512128100
RUS23212872
GBR19131547
AUS14151746

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Vancouver 2010

Road to 2010

Set between the Pacific Ocean and the Rocky Mountains, British Columbia is set to welcome the world to the Winter Olympics.

Destination Beijing

Saving face and surviving Beijing

Saving face and surviving Beijing

If you're planning a trip to Beijing, there are a few simple cultural guidelines that will help you win points with the locals and make the most of your time in China's capital.

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Inspiring the world

Olympic athletes and their majestic moments bring the world together.  What moment has inspired you? Share your story.

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Team USA

Athlete Index

Athlete Index

Dig deeper with the Athlete Index and get to know the men and women that make up the U.S. Olympic Team. Whether it's their birthplace, height or even what college they attended, it's all there.

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2008 Beijing Opening Ceremony: 2-Volume DVD

This 2-volume set is your opportunity to once again witness the most memorable Opening Ceremony in Olympic history...the complete 4-hour extravaganza from beginning to end.

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  • 'Going for Bronze'

    'Going for Bronze'

    Jimmy Roberts makes a guest appearance to let Matty Blake know exactly how the broadcasting community feels about his Olympic work.

  • Constructing a memory

    Constructing a memory

    China wanted to impress the world, and part of that plan included the architecture. The Bird's Nest has become a fitting icon for Beijing and the Games.

  • Clay achin' but golden

    Clay achin' but golden

    It didn't matter how exhausted Bryan Clay was at the end of the decathlon. By earning gold, he joined the ranks of legendary U.S. competitors.

  • Banned for life

    Banned for life

    In a spirit contrary to that of the Olympic ideal, a taekwondo athlete attacked the referee who ruled against him and was banned from the Olympics.

  • More than a beach party

    More than a beach party

    Every time they step on the court, Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh prove beach volleyball is athletic competition of the highest order.

  • China's gold rush

    China's gold rush

    With 100 medals, 51 of which were gold, coming in 25 different sports, China was an impressive and acquisitive first-time Olympic host.

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