[WORLDKINGS] World Best Academy - 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic Games (China): Most viewed outdoor sports event of all time


(WorldKings.org) According to hoovermetcomplex.com, 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic Games is the most viewed outdoor sports event in the world, with 4.7 billion viewers.



The 2008 Summer Olympics, and commonly known as Beijing, was an international multi-sport event that was held from 8 to 24 August 2008 in Beijing, China.

A total of 10,942 athletes from 204 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) competed in 28 sports and 302 events (one event more than those scheduled for the 2004 Summer Olympics).



This was the first time that China had hosted the Summer Olympics, and the third time that the Games had been held in East Asia, following the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, and the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea. 



The Government of the People's Republic of China promoted the Games and invested heavily in new facilities and transport systems. A total of 37 venues were used to host the events, including twelve constructed specifically for the 2008 Olympics.


The official logo for the 2008 Games, titled "Dancing Beijing", featured a stylised calligraphic character jīng (京, means capital) in reference to the host city. The Beijing Olympics was watched by around 4.7 billion people worldwide and featured the longest distance for an Olympic Torch relay.



The event sets numerous world and Olympics records in the history of sports, and is also the most expensive Summer Olympics of all time and second-most expensive overall, after the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.



The opening ceremony was lauded by spectators and numerous international presses as spectacular and spellbinding, and by many accounts "the greatest ever in the history of Olympics".


According to hoovermetcomplex.com and en.wikipidea

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