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This Friday, 8 August 2008 will see the official opening of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. In the following weeks (8-24 August) an estimated 10,500 athletes from 205 participating countries will compete in the Olympics, followed by the Paralympics (6-17 September). Sporting events will be held in Olympic venues hosted mainly in Beijing city, Tianjin, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Shenyang, Qinhuangdao and Qingdao (See Figure). An estimated 2.4 million spectators are anticipated to join in the celebration of the Olympics alone, with over 20,000 accredited media present [1] and 450,000 foreigners expected [2].

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2008-08-07
2017-11-24
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