Who was on the US Olympic swim team in 2008?
2008 U.S. Olympic Swim Team Roster MEN Name Age* Hometown / Team(s) Event(s) Nathan Adrian 19 Bremerton, Wash. 4x100m Free Relay Ricky Berens 20 Charlotte, N.C. 4x200m Free Relay Ian Crocker 25 Portland, Maine 100m Fly Mark Gangloff 25 Akron Ohio 100m Breast Matt Grevers 23 Lake Forest, Ill. 100m Back, 4x100m Free
Who was on the USA free relay team in Beijing?
Led by anchor Jason Lezak, the USA 4x100m free relay team, including Michael Phelps, swam one the greatest come-from-behind races in history of the Olympic Games against the French team. Frédéric Bousquet and Alain Bernard tell us more about their experience from the Olympic Games 2008 in Beijing. Loading…
Who was on the US baseball team in 2008?
The American team sought its second gold medal in the sport, but finished winning the bronze. USA Baseball named its Olympic roster on July 16, 2008. The Olympic team was made up of professionals not on a Major League Baseball 25-man roster at the time of the tournament, because the MLB once again refused to take an Olympic break.
Who was the US flag bearer at the 2008 Olympics?
2008 Summer Olympics Flag of the United States IOC code USA NOC United States Olympic Committee in Beijing Competitors 588 (306 men and 282 women) in 32sports Flag bearer Lopez Lomong(opening) Khatuna Lorig(closing) Medals Ranked 2nd Gold 36 Silver 39 Bronze 37 Total 112 Summer Olympics appearances (overview) 1896 1900 1904 1908 1912 1920
What was the design of the Olympic torch in 2008?
The design of the 2008 Olympic Torch was based on traditional scrolls and used a traditional Chinese design known as the “Propitious Clouds” (祥云). The torch was designed to remain lit in 65 km/h (40 mph) winds, and in rain of up to 50 mm (2 in) per hour.
Who was the host city for the 2008 Summer Olympics?
Main article: Bids for the 2008 Summer Olympics. Beijing was elected as the host city for the 2008 Summer Olympics on 13 July 2001, during the 112th IOC Session in Moscow, defeating bids from Toronto, Paris, Istanbul, and Osaka.
When was Beijing awarded the 2008 Summer Olympics?
These were also the third Summer Olympic Games staged in a developing country after the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City and the 1980 Olympics in Moscow . Beijing was awarded the 2008 Games over four competitors on 13 July 2001, having won a majority of votes from members of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) after two rounds of voting.