Olympics
Given here are facts and figures on Beijing Olympics 2008 regarding the opening ceremonies, media villages, Olympic villages, media accreditation centre, number of sports, events etc.

Beijing Olympics Facts

Here are some facts and figures on Beijing Olympics 2008 regarding the opening ceremonies, media villages, Olympic villages, media accreditation centre, number of sports, events, volunteers, venues etc. Facts about Beijing Paralympics 2008 are also mentioned here.

Olympic Games Dateline
Olympic Games Opening Ceremony August 8
Olympic Games Closing Ceremony August 24
Opening of Media Villages July 25
Closing of Media Villages August 29
Official Opening of Olympic Village July 27
Closing of Olympic Village August 27
Opening of Media Accreditation Centre July 8

Factline
Items Number
Sports 28
Events 302
Athletes 10,308
Gold medals 302
Competition Venues in Beijing 31
Competition Venues outside Beijing 6
Olympic Games Volunteers 70,000
Accredited Mediapersons 5,600
Cost for Building Olympic Village 280 billion yuan

More Facts of Beijing Olympic
Item Description
Olympic Venues Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Qingdao, Tianjin, Shenyang, Qinhuangdao
Venue for Olympic Opening and Closing Ceremonies Beijing
Host Broadcaster Beijing Olympic Broadcasting Co., Ltd ( BOB )

Beijing Paralympic Facts
Event Description
Opening Ceremony September 6
Closing Ceremony September 17
Competition Venues Beijing, Hong Kong, Qingdao
Number of Venues 18 (16 in Beijing, 1 in Hong Kong, 1 in Qingdao)
Athletes 4,000
Sports 20
Events 471