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Olympics - Opening Ceremony

The Olympic Flame is lit by former gymnast Li Ning during the Opening Ceremony for the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics at the National Stadium on August 8, 2008 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Recapping the best of Beijing Olympic Games

There were 43 new world records and 132 new Olympic records set at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics. An unprecedented 86 countries won at least one medal during the Games. Chinese athletes won the most gold medals, with 51, and 100 medals altogether, while the United States had the most total medals with 110.