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Records setting at the games and at home

Athletes at the Olympic Games in Beijing set 43 world records and 132 Olympic records. Meanwhile television viewer ship was at an all time high. Get the final medal count and other essential updates from 2008 Summer Games.

Highs and Lows from Beijing

Michael Phelps winning eight gold medals made Michael a great Olympian. Jamaica’s Usain Bolt won 3 gold medals and set 3 world records. The USA Men's Volleyball and the USA Women's Volleyball were able to stay the course after tragedy. These sports stories and other highlights from Beijing.

Looking toward London

Planners will now turn their attention to London and the games of 2012. Many memories spill out of the 2008 summer games. Be sure to listen to these highlights from Beijing.

August 25 daily audio update

August 25—A thirty minute audio update featuring the sites, the sounds, and the competition from the Beijing Summer games.

Deborah Lovely - Australia Weightlifter

Deborah Lovely will be the first woman to represent Australia in the weightlifting competition at two Olympic Games. Deborah shares how faith and athletics walk side by side.

Competition events for August 24

August 24—Is the sixteenth and final day of the 2008 Summer Games. The Closing Ceremonies promise to have a great deal of entertainment featuring about 7,000 cast members. The final 12 medals will be handed out. Competition events being held include:

August 23 daily audio update

August 23—A thirty minute audio update featuring the sites, the sounds, and the competition from the Beijing Summer games.

Randy Jepson - USA Men's Gymnastics Coach

Winning certainly has significance but as Randy reminds us, it pales in comparison to . . .

Competition events for August 23

August 23—Team USA has won a total 102 medals. On the fifteenth day of 2008 Summer Games another 31 medals will be awarded. Competition events being held are:

Exciting action from Beijing

Brain Clay won gold for the USA in the Decathlon. The men from Jamaica won a gold medal for their performance in the 4x100 meter relay. And in Boxing Deontay Wilder takes bronze for the US.