Beijing Olympics 2008
Aug 25, 2008 — Pictures from the opening and closing ceremonies and each day of competition, as well as photos of swimmer Michael Phelps and gymnastics.
Aug 25, 2008 — China's 51 gold medals proved its status as a sports powerhouse, and the games showed off its modernity and organization. "China has stood up in the world," one expert says.
Aug 25, 2008 — NPR's Frank Langfitt used to be a newspaper correspondent in Beijing. After five years away, he returned to his old neighborhood during the Olympics. What he found was a lot of new wealth. And some repression.
Aug 25, 2008 — The Beijing Olympic Games have ended in a blaze of fireworks, with the largest share of gold medals going to the host country. Chinese citizens and state media said that their success in holding the games for the first time would make China a more confident and open country.
Aug 25, 2008 — As the Summer Olympics in Beijing end, Chinese citizens considers the event a resounding success, and national pride goes beyond the gold medals won by Chinese athletes.
Aug 24, 2008 — The last big medal event at the Beijing Olympics — the men's basketball final — was a thriller for the ages. The American "Redeem Team" got redemption by beating Spain, 118-107.
Aug 24, 2008 — China's capital erupted in fireworks once again as the Beijing Olympics drew to a close. Many Chinese were proud that the games had produced memorable sports moments, but the Chinese government's handling of protests continued to draw controversy.
Aug 24, 2008 — On the final day of the Beijing Olympics, the U.S. men's basketball team won the gold medal in an exciting victory over Spain.
Aug 23, 2008 — Botched relay handoffs, blown leads and injuries have combined to keep the gold medal count way below expectations for the U.S. track team at the Beijing Olympics. Americans usually dominate the sprints, but Jamaica grabbed the baton and ran with it.
Aug 23, 2008 — NPR's Frank Langfitt, who has been in Beijing for the past two weeks, talks about how China fared as the host of the Beijing Olympics.