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Olympics Day 7 - Swimming

This underwater photograph shows US swimmer Michael Phelps competing during the men's 100m butterfly swimming semifinal at the National Aquatics Center during the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games in Beijing on August 15, 2008.

Perfection. gymnastics. Shawn Johnson on balance beam at Beijing 2008, Olympics People need to realize this is done on a 4 inch wide beam. Gymnasts work harder than ever to train and its amazing what we can do.


Queen Elizabeth's eldest granddaughter, Zara Phillips, will be representing Great Britain in the eventing at the London Olympics. Phillips, 31, will ride High Kingdom on her Olympic eventing debut, having missed Athens and Beijing because of injuries to previous horse Toytown.

from the Guardian

Olympic posters from the first modern games in 1896 to 2008 – in pictures

Century Olympic posters: 2008 Beijing Olympic Games


My jaw hit the floor the first time I saw this horse move, Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro. Gold medalists at London!

from BBC Sport

Rio Olympics 2016: Usain Bolt wins 100m gold, Justin Gatlin second

Jamaica's Usain Bolt became the first athlete to win three Olympic 100m titles by beating American Justin Gatlin to gold at Rio 2016. Bolt, 29, ran 9.81 seconds in his final Olympics to replicate his success at Beijing 2008 and London 2012. Twice banned for doping offences, Gatlin was 0.08 seconds behind Bolt, with Canada's Andre de Grasse in third.


cool How to host a successful international event, from the G20 to the Olympics, just like Beijing

I have chosen this picture because I am a competitive swimmer, and pools are basically my second home. I have swam since I was 8 years old, and can't possibly imagine life without swimming.