sep 7, 2008 - olympics
The 2008 Summer Olympics were held in Beijing and featured a spectacular opening ceremony. The choice of China as a host country was the subject of criticism by some politicians and non-governmental organisations, however, concerned about China's human rights record. China and others, meanwhile, warned against politicising the Games. At the closing ceremony, IOC president Jacques Rogge declared them a "truly exceptional Games", after earlier asserting that the IOC had "absolutely no regrets" in choosing Beijing as host. China won the most gold medals with 51, followed by the U.S. with 36. However, the U.S. won the most medals overall, with 110 compared to China's 100.
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