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2008 Summer Olympics Closing Ceremony Flag Bearers
The flag bearers of 204 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) arrived into the main Olympic Stadium, during the closing ceremony of the 2008 Summer Olympics, held in Beijing
Beijing
on 24 August 2008. The flag bearers from each participating country entered the stadium informally in single file, and behind them marched all the athletes without any distinction or grouping by nationality. The blending of all the athletes is a tradition that dates from the 1956 Summer Olympics, after a suggestion by Australian-born British student John Ian Wing, who thought it would be a way of bringing the athletes of the world together as "one nation." The flags of each country were not necessarily carried by the same flag bearer as in the opening ceremony. List[edit] The following is a list of each country's flag bearer. The list is sorted by the order in which each nation appears in the parade of nations
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Boxing At The 2008 Summer Olympics
The boxing programme of the 2008 Summer Olympics
2008 Summer Olympics
in Beijing, China was held at the Workers Indoor Arena. Medals were awarded in eleven events, with each event corresponding to a recognized weight division of male boxers. The 2008 games were the last Olympic boxing competition to exclude women, as the International Olympic Committee approved the introduction of female boxing events for the 2012 London Olympics. Like other Olympic combat sports, two bronze medals are awarded; in the case of boxing, both losing semi-finalists receive a bronze medal, with no further play-off. As a result, the quarter-final essentially equates to a bronze medal match, a semi-final to a silver medal match, and the final to a gold medal match
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Guinea-Bissau At The 2008 Summer Olympics
Guinea-Bissau sent a delegation of 32 people, 3 of them athletes who competed, to the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China.[1] Athletics[edit] Main article: Athletics at the 2008 Summer OlympicsKeyNote–Ranks given for track events are within the athlete's heat only Q = Qualified for the next round q = Qualified for the next round as a fastest loser or, in field events, by position without achieving the qualifying target NR = National record N/A = Round not applicable for the event Bye = Athlete not required to compete in roundMenAthlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal FinalResult Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result RankHolder da Silva 100 m 10.58 5 Did not advanceWomenAthlete Event Heat FinalResult Rank Result RankDomingas Togna 1500 m 5:05.76 NR 11 Did not advanceWrestling[edit] Main article: Wrestling at the 2008 Summer Olympics Key:VT - Victory by Fall. PP - Decision by Points - the loser with
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Simplified Chinese
Simplified Chinese characters
Chinese characters
(简化字; jiǎnhuàzì)[1] are standardized Chinese characters
Chinese characters
prescribed in the Table of General Standard Chinese
Standard Chinese
Characters for use in mainland China. Along with traditional Chinese characters, they are one of the two standard character sets of the contemporary Chinese written language. The government of the People's Republic of China
People's Republic of China
in mainland China has promoted them for use in printing since the 1950s and 1960s to encourage literacy.[2] They are officially used in the People's Republic of China
Republic of China
and Singapore. Traditional Chinese
Traditional Chinese
characters are currently used in Hong Kong, Macau, and the Republic of China
Republic of China
(Taiwan)
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Pinyin
Hanyu Pinyin
Hanyu Pinyin
Romanization
Romanization
(simplified Chinese: 汉语拼音; traditional Chinese: 漢語拼音), often abbreviated to pinyin, is the official romanization system for Standard Chinese
Standard Chinese
in mainland China
China
and to some extent in Taiwan. It is often used to teach Standard Mandarin Chinese, which is normally written using Chinese characters. The system includes four diacritics denoting tones. Pinyin
Pinyin
without tone marks is used to spell Chinese names and words in languages written with the Latin alphabet, and also in certain computer input methods to enter Chinese characters. The pinyin system was developed in the 1950s by many linguists, including Zhou Youguang,[1] based on earlier form romanizations of Chinese
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IOC
Coordinates: 46°31′5″N 6°35′49″E / 46.51806°N 6.59694°E / 46.51806; 6.59694International Olympic Committee Comité International OlympiqueMotto Citius, Altius, Fortius (Latin: Faster, higher, stronger)Formation 23 June 1894; 123 years ago (1894-06-23)Type Sports federationHeadquarters Lausanne, SwitzerlandMembership105 active members, 32 honorary members, 2 honour members (Senegal and United States)Official languageFrench (reference language), EnglishHonorary PresidentJacques Rogge[1]President Thomas Bach
Thomas Bach
[1]Vice PresidentsYu Zaiqing J.A
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Greece At The 2008 Summer Olympics
Greece
Greece
competed at the 2008 Summer Olympics
2008 Summer Olympics
in Beijing, People's Republic of China
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Hrysopiyi Devetzi
Hrysopiyi "Piyi" Devetzi (Greek: Χρυσοπηγή Δεβετζή, [xrisopiˈʝi ðeveˈdzi], born January 2, 1976[1] in Alexandroupoli) is a retired Greek athlete who competed in the triple jump and long jump. She won the triple jump silver medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics
2004 Summer Olympics
with 15.25 and the triple jump bronze medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics with 15.23. At the 2004 Summer Olympics
2004 Summer Olympics
semifinal she set a Greek record of 15.32 metres. This performance ranked her in the fourth place of all time triple jumpers, after the world record holder, Inessa Kravets, her greatest rival Tatyana Lebedeva
Tatyana Lebedeva
and the twice-olympic gold medalist Françoise Mbango Etone. She won another silver medal at the 2006 European Athletics Championships
European Athletics Championships
in Gothenburg, losing the gold at the last jump by Tatyana Lebedeva
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Athletics At The 2008 Summer Olympics
Athletics at the 2008 Summer Olympics
2008 Summer Olympics
were held during the last ten days of the games, from August 15 to August 24, 2008, at the Beijing National Stadium. The Olympic sport of athletics is split into four distinct sets of events: track and field events, road running events, and racewalking events. Both men and women had very similar schedules of events. Men competed in 24 events and women in 23, as their schedule lacked the 50 km race walk. In addition, both the men's 110 m hurdles and decathlon are reflected in the women's schedule by the 100 m hurdles and heptathlon, respectively. The Olympic record was broken in 17 returning events. In five events, including the inaugural women's 3000 m steeplechase, the world record was broken. The athletics was, alongside the Olympic cycling events, one of the few large sports programmes in which the host nation fared comparatively poorly in terms of medals won
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Guinea At The 2008 Summer Olympics
Guinea sent a delegation of five athletes compete at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China, which included Mariama Dalanda Barry in taekwondo,[1] Fatmata Fofanah (African champion in the women's 100 m hurdles), Djene Barry and Mamadou Cisse in swimming, and Nabie Foday Fofanah in athletics (who competed in the 200 m and 100 m sprint in the 2004 Olympics).[2][3] Thanks to the use of Simplified Chinese stroke count, it was first after Greece in the parade of nations as it takes only two strokes to write the first character—Guinea-Bissau followed directly behind.Contents1 Athletics 2 Swimming 3 Taekwondo 4 References 5 External linksAthletics[edit] Main article: Athletics at the 2008 Summer OlympicsKeyNote–Ranks given for track events are within the athlete's heat only Q = Qualified for the next round q = Qualified for the next round as a fastest loser or, in field events, by position without achieving the qualifying target NR = National record
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Mariama Dalanda Barry
Mariama Dalanda Barry (born April 1, 1991 in Conakry) is a Guinean taekwondo practitioner.[1] She competed for the women's welterweight division at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. Barry was eliminated in the first round, after being defeated by Germany's Helena Fromm, who eventually won the bronze medal in this event, with a score of 1–6. References[edit]^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Mariama Barry". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 21 November 2012. External links[edit]NBC Olympics ProfileThis biographical article relating to sport in Guinea is a stub. You can help by expanding it.v t eThis biographical article related to Taekwondo is a stub
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Taekwondo At The 2008 Summer Olympics
Taekwondo competitions at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing were held from August 20 to August 23 at the Beijing Science and Technology University Gymnasium. 128 Taekwondo practitioners, 64 men and 64 women, competed in 8 events. For the first time ever two bronze medals were awarded per event.Contents1 Competition format 2 Qualification 3 Medal summary3.1 Men's events 3.2 Women's events 3.3 Medal table4 Flagbearers 5 Controversies5.1 Result overturning 5.2 Match-fixing allegations 5.3 Referee assault 5.4 Allegations of mismanagement and intimidation6 References 7 External linksCompetition format[edit]Taekwondo at the 2008 Summer OlympicsMen Women58 kg 49 kg68 kg 57 kg80 kg 67 kg+80 kg +67 kgv t eThe taekwondo competition at the Olympic Games consists of a single elimination tournament. A change has been made as the IOC decided to award two bronze medals in the Beijing 2008 Olympics
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1956 Summer Olympics
The 1956 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XVI Olympiad, were an international multi-sport event which was held in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, in November–December 1956, apart from the equestrian events, which were held five months earlier in Stockholm, Sweden. The 1956 Games were the first to be staged in the Southern Hemisphere
Southern Hemisphere
and Oceania, as well as the first to be held outside Europe and North America. Melbourne
Melbourne
is the southernmost city to host the games. Equestrian events could not be held in Australia due to quarantine regulations
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Azize Tanrıkulu
Azize Tanrıkulu (born February 9, 1986 in Ankara, Turkey) is a Turkish taekwondo athlete, who competed in the Women's 57 kg class at the 2008 Summer Olympics held in Beijing, China and won the silver medal. She lost the final match against Lim Su-Jeong by 0-1.[1] She is competing for the İstanbul Büyükşehir Belediyesi S.K..[2] She studied at Akdeniz University.[3] She graduated from physical education and sports at Akdeniz University.[4] Her brother, Bahri Tanrıkulu is Turkey National Team member in Taekwondo and Olympic silver medalist, and her sister-in-law is Tina Morgan, an Australian former Olympic taekwondo competitor.[5] References[edit]^ http://www.turkiyetaekwondofed.gov.tr/default.asp?SayfaID=93&Vid=1 ^ "Olimpiyatlar ve İstanbul BB" (in Turkish). İstanbul Büyükşehir Belediyesi S.K. 2012-02-20. Retrieved 2012-04-08.  ^ "Taekwondo Kafilesi Listesi" (PDF) (in Turkish). Universiade 2005 Izmir
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Turkmenistan At The 2008 Summer Olympics
Turkmenistan competed in the 2008 Summer Olympics held in Beijing, People's Republic of China from August 8 to August 24, 2008
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