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Beijing 2008: Games of the XXIX Olympiad 

A major international multi-sport event that took place in Beijing, China, from 8 to 24 August 2008.
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Series cast summary:
Tim Daggett Tim Daggett ...  Himself 10 episodes, 2008
Elfi Schlegel Elfi Schlegel ...  Herself 10 episodes, 2008
Al Trautwig Al Trautwig ...  Himself 10 episodes, 2008
Naho Emoto Naho Emoto ...  Herself 9 episodes, 2008
Motoko Fujimoto Motoko Fujimoto ...  Herself 9 episodes, 2008
Emi Inui Emi Inui ...  Herself 9 episodes, 2008
Ayumi Karino Ayumi Karino ...  Herself 9 episodes, 2008
Yukiyo Mine Yukiyo Mine ...  Herself 9 episodes, 2008
Rei Nishiyama Rei Nishiyama ...  Herself 9 episodes, 2008
Mika Someya Mika Someya ...  Herself 9 episodes, 2008
Dante Amaral Dante Amaral ...  Himself 8 episodes, 2008
Yury Berezhko Yury Berezhko ...  Himself 8 episodes, 2008
Natalie Coughlin ...  Herself 8 episodes, 2008
Marcelo Elgarten Marcelo Elgarten ...  Himself 8 episodes, 2008
Gustavo Endres Gustavo Endres ...  Himself 8 episodes, 2008
Murilo Endres Murilo Endres ...  Himself 8 episodes, 2008
Gilberto Godoy Filho Gilberto Godoy Filho ...  Himself 8 episodes, 2008
Samuel Fuchs Samuel Fuchs ...  Himself 8 episodes, 2008
Sergey Grankin Sergey Grankin ...  Himself 8 episodes, 2008
André Heller André Heller ...  Himself 8 episodes, 2008
Vadim Khamuttskikh Vadim Khamuttskikh ...  Himself 8 episodes, 2008
Kosuke Kitajima Kosuke Kitajima ...  Himself 8 episodes, 2008
Aleksandr Korneev Aleksandr Korneev ...  Himself 8 episodes, 2008
Aleksandr Kosarev Aleksandr Kosarev ...  Himself 8 episodes, 2008
Aleksey Kuleshov Aleksey Kuleshov ...  Himself 8 episodes, 2008
Maxim Mikhaylov Maxim Mikhaylov ...  Himself 8 episodes, 2008
André Nascimento André Nascimento ...  Himself 8 episodes, 2008
Aleksey Ostapenko Aleksey Ostapenko ...  Himself 8 episodes, 2008
Semyon Poltavskiy Semyon Poltavskiy ...  Himself 8 episodes, 2008
Bruno Rezende Bruno Rezende ...  Himself 8 episodes, 2008
Anderson Rodrigues Anderson Rodrigues ...  Himself 8 episodes, 2008
Rodrigo Santana Rodrigo Santana ...  Himself 8 episodes, 2008
Sergio Santos Sergio Santos ...  Himself 8 episodes, 2008
Sergey Tetyukhin Sergey Tetyukhin ...  Himself 8 episodes, 2008
Aleksey Verbov Aleksey Verbov ...  Himself 8 episodes, 2008
Aleksandr Volkov Aleksandr Volkov ...  Himself 8 episodes, 2008
Leisel Jones Leisel Jones ...  Herself 7 episodes, 2008
Matey Kaziyski Matey Kaziyski ...  Himself 7 episodes, 2008
Asami Kitagawa Asami Kitagawa ...  Herself 7 episodes, 2008
Nastia Liukin ...  Herself 7 episodes, 2008
Aaron Peirsol ...  Himself 7 episodes, 2008
Michael Phelps ...  Himself 7 episodes, 2008
Dinara Safina Dinara Safina ...  Herself 7 episodes, 2008
Lloy Ball Lloy Ball ...  Himself 6 episodes, 2008
Alain Bernard Alain Bernard ...  Himself 6 episodes, 2008
James Blake James Blake ...  Himself 6 episodes, 2008
Gabriel Gardner Gabriel Gardner ...  Himself 6 episodes, 2008
Ian Hanomansing Ian Hanomansing ...  Himself 6 episodes, 2008
Kevin Hansen Kevin Hansen ...  Himself 6 episodes, 2008
Thomas Hoff Thomas Hoff ...  Himself 6 episodes, 2008
Shawn Johnson ...  Herself 6 episodes, 2008
Richard Lambourne Richard Lambourne ...  Himself 6 episodes, 2008
Ron MacLean Ron MacLean ...  Himself 6 episodes, 2008
Ryan Millar Ryan Millar ...  Himself 6 episodes, 2008
Rafael Nadal ...  Himself 6 episodes, 2008
William Priddy William Priddy ...  Himself 6 episodes, 2008
Stephanie Rice Stephanie Rice ...  Herself 6 episodes, 2008
Sean Rooney Sean Rooney ...  Himself 6 episodes, 2008
Riley Salmon Riley Salmon ...  Himself 6 episodes, 2008
Clayton Stanley Clayton Stanley ...  Himself 6 episodes, 2008
Sebastian Swiderski Sebastian Swiderski ...  Himself 6 episodes, 2008
Scott Touzinsky Scott Touzinsky ...  Himself 6 episodes, 2008
Haruka Ueda Haruka Ueda ...  Herself 6 episodes, 2008
Michal Winiarski Michal Winiarski ...  Himself 6 episodes, 2008
Ming Yao ...  Himself 6 episodes, 2008
Pawel Zagumny Pawel Zagumny ...  Himself 6 episodes, 2008
Mirko Corsano Mirko Corsano ...  Himself 5 episodes, 2008
Katie Hoff Katie Hoff ...  Herself 5 episodes, 2008
Natalia Ishchenko Natalia Ishchenko ...  Herself 5 episodes, 2008
Jason Lezak ...  Himself 5 episodes, 2008
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A major international multi-sport event that took place in Beijing, China, from 8 to 24 August 2008.

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USA | China

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 August 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pekin 2008: 29. letnie igrzyska olimpijskie See more »

Filming Locations:

China

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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In Beijing 2008: Games of the XXIX Olympiad (2008), American swimmer Michael Phelps won a gold medal in all eight swimming events (he and three other American swimmers were in three relays), participating in five solo events and three team events. Michael Phelps's eight gold medals, in all eight events, surpassed Mark Spitz's record of seven. Mark Spitz was "seven for seven" at the 1972 Olympic games in Munich, Germany. Michael Phelps was "eight for eight" in 2008. All eight events and dates, in order, were: the first gold medal (solo) on Sunday, August 10, 2008, which was the 400 meter individual medley, the second gold medal (team) on Monday, August 11, 2008, which was the 4x100 freestyle relay, the third gold medal (solo) on Tuesday, August 12, 2008, which was the 200 meter freestyle race, the fourth fold medal (solo) on Wednesday, August 13, 2008, which was the 200 meter butterfly, the fifth gold medal (team) on Wednesday, August 13, 2008, which was the 4x200 freestyle relay, the sixth gold medal (solo) on Friday, August 15, 2008, which was the 200 individual medley race, the seventh gold medal (solo) on Saturday, August 16, 2008, which was the 100 meter butterfly, (his narrowest victory was won by 0.01), and the eighth gold medal (team) on Sunday, August 17, 2008, which was the 4x100 medley relay. See more »

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Referenced in 30 Rock: Cooter (2008) See more »

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Shoulda been there...
25 January 2009 | by rshepard42796See all my reviews

This is a review of the Opening Ceremonies DVD produced by NBC. None of the actual competition is on this DVD.

I'm sure its hard to even partially capture the monstrous spectacle of an Olympiad, still harder to condense it into bite-size segments for viewing on even a widescreen TV. Nonetheless, and unfortunately, the NBC produced DVD of the Opening Ceremonies actually does the spectacle a disservice.

Essentially, this DVD came straight from the NBC airwaves. It is not the entire ceremony, but has been edited, apparently for "American" audiences. Worse still, it has been overlaid with the banal commentary of the NBC announcers. The only saving grace is that the commercials have been removed.

We can hope that the Beijing Olympic Committee will see an opportunity to produce a complete, full length, and untainted version of the opening ceremonies. But until then this is the best we have, and it still gets only a 4, not because the ceremonies were unimpressive, but because the DVD is decidedly sub-par.


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