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Beijing 2008 Olympics Games | August

Were the Beijing Olympic Games the best Olympics ever? Don’t know yet. But no doubt they were the most exciting. A record 87 nations won medals making it the most world-sharing Olympics ever. China won medals in 25 different sports, including its first ever medals in sailing, beach volleyball and field hockey.
Special Report: 2008 Beijing Olympic Games

Liu Xiang, world and Olympic champion, pulled out of the 110m hurdles qualifying heats because of a worsened tendon injury in his right foot, dashing China's only gold hope in Olympic track. Liu said he feels “very sorry” for his withdrawal and vowed he will come back. 

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