In 2008, at the Beijing Summer Olympics, Michael Phelps broke an Olympic record and became the most decorated gold medalist in history. Phelps won eight gold medals at the Beijing Olympics, resulting in an astonishing 19 gold medals throughout his Olympic career. Phelps is now a swimming legend with a record extremely difficult to beat.  http://sports.espn.go.com/oly/summer08/columns/story?id=3539386  (Courtney Petersen)

Phelps sets Olympic record with 19th medal

In 2008, at the Beijing Summer Olympics, Michael Phelps broke an Olympic record and became the most decorated gold medalist in history. Phelps won eight gold medals at the Beijing Olympics, resulting in an astonishing 19 gold medals throughout his Olympic career. Phelps is now a swimming legend with a record extremely difficult to beat. http://sports.espn.go.com/oly/summer08/columns/story?id=3539386 (Courtney Petersen)

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Remember the Water Cube from the Beijing Olympics? It's now an incredible (and expensive) public water park.

Remember the Water Cube from the Beijing Olympics? It's now an incredible (and expensive) public water park.

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt is arguably the fastest man in the world, winning three gold medals at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China, and becoming the first man in Olympic history to win both the 100-meter and 200-meter races in record times. Bolt won his fourth Olympic gold medal in the men's 100-meter race at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, in 9.63 seconds, a new Olympic record.

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt is arguably the fastest man in the world, winning three gold medals at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China, and becoming the first man in Olympic history to win both the 100-meter and 200-meter races in record times. Bolt won his fourth Olympic gold medal in the men's 100-meter race at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, in 9.63 seconds, a new Olympic record.

The 2008 Summer Olympics were held in Beijing, China. In this Olympic Games, 25 world swimming records were broken. The top medalists were Michael Phelps from USA with eight gold medals, Kai Zou from China with three gold medalists, and Usain Bolt from Jamaica with three gold medalists.

The 2008 Summer Olympics were held in Beijing, China. In this Olympic Games, 25 world swimming records were broken. The top medalists were Michael Phelps from USA with eight gold medals, Kai Zou from China with three gold medalists, and Usain Bolt from Jamaica with three gold medalists.

Usain Bolt of Jamaica setting the world record in the 200M final at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics.  Check out more great Olympic Shots in this free chapter from Visual Stories by Vincent LaForet

Usain Bolt of Jamaica setting the world record in the 200M final at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics. Check out more great Olympic Shots in this free chapter from Visual Stories by Vincent LaForet

Athletics - Men's Marathon - Beijing 2008 Summer Olympic Games

Athletics - Men's Marathon - Beijing 2008 Summer Olympic Games

8 olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps on cover of Sports Illustrated. I totally used this to kept track of the winners and see how closely SI got in their medal picks.

8 olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps on cover of Sports Illustrated. I totally used this to kept track of the winners and see how closely SI got in their medal picks.

Athletics - Men's 200M Final - Beijing 2008 Summer Olympic Games - Usain Bolt's new world record.

Athletics - Men's 200M Final - Beijing 2008 Summer Olympic Games - Usain Bolt's new world record.

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