Yao Ming and earthquake survivor Lin Hao lead the opening ceremony of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games at the National Stadium. Photo: Reuters

Beijing 2008 Olympic Games cemented China’s status as sporting powerhouse

  • August 8th marked anniversary of the opening ceremony of an Olympic Games where China dominated
  • Country topped the medal table just 24 years after it won its first medal in Los Angeles – in what was essentially its debut
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Yao Ming and earthquake survivor Lin Hao lead the opening ceremony of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games at the National Stadium. Photo: Reuters
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