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Beijing 2008 Olympic Events

My all time favorite gymnast--Shawn Johnson. Love her & was so disappointed when she announced her retirement. The Olympics will never be the same.

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Netherlandish rider Hans Peter Minderhoud rides his horse Nadine during the dressage individual grand prix freestyle of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games equestrian events in Hong Kong, China, Aug. 19, 2008. (Xinhua/Lui Siu Wai)

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Anky Van Grunsven rides her horse Salinero during the dressage individual grand prix freestyle of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games

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Mark Spitz won seven gold medals at the 1972 Summer Olympics, an achievement only surpassed by Michael Phelps who won eight golds at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Spitz set new world records in all seven events in which he competed, a record that still stands. Since the year 1900, no other swimmer has ever gained so great a percentage of all the medals awarded for Olympic events held in a single Games.

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