The 2008 Summer Olympics was in Beijing, China, from August 8 to August 24. China expected 10,500 athletes to take part in the Olympics and three million people to attend the events. The country built new buildings and expanded their subway and bus systems to prepare for the crowds. The Summer Olympics included sports like running, swimming, soccer, cycling, and gymnastics. Athletes from over 200 countries participated in 302 events. (3-page lesson)
Which country hosted the 2008 Summer Olympics?
China hosted the event from August 8 to August 24.
China is located in Asia.
About 20 percent of the world's population, or 1,320,000,000 people, lived in China in 2008.
Where in China were the games held?
They were held in Beijing.
Beijing is the capital of China.
It is a large, modern city.