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Beijing Summer Olympic Medals

Mark Spitz won seven gold medals at the 1972 Summer Olympics, an achievement only surpassed by Michael Phelps who won eight golds at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Spitz set new world records in all seven events in which he competed, a record that still stands. Since the year 1900, no other swimmer has ever gained so great a percentage of all the medals awarded for Olympic events held in a single Games.

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August 17 2008 – Michael Phelps surpasses Mark Spitz in Gold Medals won at a single Olympics, winning eight at the Beijing Summer Games.

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My all time favorite gymnast--Shawn Johnson. Love her & was so disappointed when she announced her retirement. The Olympics will never be the same.

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The 101 Most Iconic Photographs in Sports History

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China, host of the 2008 Summer Olympics, has taken the more colorful route to transform their National Aquatic Center, popularly known as the "Water Cube." Once the venue of the Olympic swimming competitions, where Michael Phelps broke records and won eight gold medals, the Water Cube (or at least half of it) is now home to "Happy Magic Water Cube Water Park" with numerous water-rides, spa pools, wave pools, a "lazy river," and 13 water slides including the ...

China, host of the 2008 Summer Olympics, has taken the more colorful route to transform their National Aquatic Center, popularly known as the "Water Cube." Once the venue of the Olympic swimming competitions, where Michael Phelps broke records and won eight gold medals, the Water Cube (or at least half of it) is now home to "Happy Magic Water Cube Water Park" with numerous water-rides, spa pools, wave pools, a "lazy river," and 13 water slides including the ...

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Liukin earned her fifth Olympic medal, a silver medal in the balance beam final, on August 19 at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics

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Allyson Felix finally strikes gold on banner night for US track and field - Allyson Felix, twice a runner-up, captured gold in the women's 200 meters - Her career has spanned generations and she's won many titles, but never a gold Her gold headlined the best night for US track since the Barcelona Games 8 August

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