2008 Beijing Summer

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  In Moscow, during the session that saw the appointment of the new IOC President, the city of Beijing was denominated on 13 July 2001. For the first time, China, the world's most populous country, will host the world's largest event. More than a billion people rallied to make the Games a success.
Dates: August 8 - 24, 2008
N.O.C. participants: 204
Number of sports: 28
Number of contests: 302
Number of athletes: 10942
Men: 6305
Women: 4637
Volonteers: 70000
Media: 22000
Opening: Hu Jintao, Republic President
Oath: Zhang Yinin
Oath juges: Huang Liping
Number of torch bearer: 0
Last torch bearer: Li Ning
Bids towns: Istanbul (TUR), Paris(FRA), Osaka(JPN), Toronto(CAN)