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Showcase china and the beijing olympics

Facts About China

The population of China in July 2007 is 1,321,518,888 and is still got a growing in population. The language spoken in China is Chinese and English. The capital city in China is Beijing and Beijing is also holding the 2008 Olympics. China is the fourth largest country in the world. China does also speak more English then The United States of America.


Showcase china and the beijing olympics

Facts About China

Ice cream was invented in China around  2000BC when the Chinese packed a soft milk and rice mixture

in the snow. China is the fourth largest country in the world. China is sometimes a day ahead of the United States. Each year is represented by an animal according to what year you are born. Long ago silk making was a secret, if anyone told somebody the secret they could get killed. It is considered good luck in China if your gate faces south. Red is the lucky colour for China even wedding dresses used to be red.

I’m ancient history


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Tourist Attractions in China

The tourist attractions in China are: The Great Wall of China which stretches all over China and is over 6,000 Km’s long. The Terracotta warriors This includes an incredible collection of 6,000 men and their horses. The warriors are over 2000 years old and were originally constructed to protect the tomb of the Emperor Qin Shi Huang. China has made lots of inventions that has been brought into our everyday lives, like umbrellas, gunpowder, the compass, paper and fireworks. Most of these inventions have been made long ago, some of them made even before Christ!


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History of the Olympics

1984 Olympics in Los Angeles

1988 Olympics in Seoul

1992 Olympics in Barcelona

1996 Olympics in Atlanta

2000 Olympics in Sydney

2004 Olympics in Athens

2008 Olympics in Beijing


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History of the Olympics

  • The most country who has won the most medals overall.

  • USA with 2404

  • Union of Soviet Socialist Republics with 1204

  • Great Britain with 689

  • France with 679

  • Germany with 648

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Give money to the poor

I am too

No your NOT!!!

Greece was the first place to hold the Olympics in 1896. As it is the first holder of the Olympic games, they got to choose how many countries got to play in the games. So they chose 14 countries, including New Zealand.


Showcase china and the beijing olympics

History of the Olympics

The medals for all of the Olympics since 1984

The gold medal in 1984

The gold medal in 1988

The gold medal in 1992

The gold medal in 1996

The gold medal in 2000

The gold medal in 2004

The gold medal in 2008


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The Beijing Olympics

The Most Used Stadiums of Beijing

The Bids Nest

The Water Cube

The Chinese have spend around 40 BILLION dollars on the making of the Water Cube and The Bids Nest. And I think it has all paid off as the Olympics is always being watched, and Beijing has made some wonderful stadiums which Olympic records have been broken and new ones are set.


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Beijing, hosts of the

2008 Olympics

The Opening Ceremony

The Olympic ceremony was the only one with that much fireworks, it was a definite blast and the most of the world was watching, and cheering on their country. The opening ceremony included the Olympic mascots (pictured below). The Olympic mascots consist of the colours of the rings, blue, black, red, yellow and green.


Showcase china and the beijing olympics

Beijing, hosts of the

2008 Olympics

China has many tourist attractions including the famous, The Great Wall of China, and The Forbidden Temple. The Great Wall has been made to protect the Emperor Quin Shi Huangdi from the Mongolians, and The Forbidden City, which is obviously forbidden apart from all of the tourists and staff that work there BUT did you know there still is an emperor who says weather you can come in or not.


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Basketball

This year the basketball was in the Olympics in Beijing and USA won. In a match between them and Spain, USA won and got the gold medal and Spain settled for silver. The other final for Bronze was between Argentina and Lithuania, and Argentina got bronze. The Beijing mascot Huanhuan is good at ball games and that includes basketball.


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Swimming

Swimming is one of the most famous Olympic event, and since Michael Phelps is doing the sport I think everyone would want to see him swim.

Michael Phelps is a swimming legend as he has set many world record and he got into the history books. At this Olympics Phelps has got eight gold medals and eleven gold medals in total, the most anyone has in the world.


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BMX

It started in the late ’60s with California kids on Schwinn bicycles imitating motocross riders on vacant lots, and ultimately developing their own sport. Now, four decades later, BMX has left those makeshift tracks for the largest sports stage in the world. Is BMX ready for the Olympics? Perhaps the better question is whether the Olympics are ready for BMX.

BMX, short for Bicycle Motocross is a brand new event this year in the Beijing Olympics

and joins road, track, and mountain bike events to make bike racing the most exciting sport in the 2008 Games.


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Sarah Walker

Sarah Walker started BMXing in 1999 following the footsteps of her brother. Showing she had talent from the get go by winning in her first ever nationals and hasn't slowed down since.

She has consistently been a strong competitor in Oceania and is proving her self amongst European racers too as she held first ranking for UCI points.

The biggest result Sarah has achieved was becoming World Champion in Canada earlier this year where she dominated the competition and nailed every jump to give her a very convincing win


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Mahe Drysdale

Born in Melbourne, Australia Mahe Drysdale began rowing in a university at the age of 18. He gave up rowing to concentrate on his studies, but started rowing after watching Rob Waddell win gold at Sydney. Drysdale began competing at world cup level in 2002, rowing in the New Zealand coxless four. After the 2004 Olympic games, in which his N.Z crew finished 5th in the final, Drysdale switched to single sculling, winning the 2005 world championship in Japan. Drysdale is a member of the West End rowing club in Avondale, Auckland, N.Z and Tideway Scullers, London.


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Michael Phelps

Michael is a sporting legend, he has broke many world records and has got 8 gold medals in the 2008 Olympics, that is more than anybody else in the world. He has also got 14 gold medals in total which surprised and bet Mark Spitz, With 7 gold medals also from swimming. Phelps also has also won 6 gold( which contributes to the 14 golds) and 2 bronze at the 2004 Olympics in Athens.


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Credits

Everything done by Jake.B and Logan.