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Běijīng (北京)

Jade is used for the Beijing Olympic medals. They were designed with inspiration coming from "bi", China's ancient jade piece inscribed with a dragon pattern. The medals symbolise nobility & virtue and are the embodiment of traditional Chinese values of ethics & honour, emitting a strong Chinese flavour. Noble and elegant, the medals are a blending of traditional Chinese culture and Olympism. The front of the medals reflect the Greek Goddess of victory Nike pictured in the Panathinaikos…

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Giulia Quintavalle in Olympics Day 3 - Judo

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Rumyana Neykova Photos Photos: Olympics Day 8 - Rowing

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Kobe Bryant #10 of the United States looks across the court during the gold medal game against Spain during Day 16 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games at the Beijing Olympic Basketball Gymnasium on August 24, 2008 in Beijing, China.

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Cai Yun in Olympics Day 8 - Badminton

Cai Yun (L-R) Silver medal winners Cai Yun and Fu Haifeng of China, gold medal winners Hendra Setiawan and Markis Kido of Indonesia and bronze medal winners Hwang Jiman and Lee Jaejin of South Korea pose during the medal ceremony for the men's doubles badminton at the Beijing University of Technology Gymnasium on Day 8 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 16, 2008 in Beijing, China.

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Olympics Day 16 - Basketball

Head coach Mike Krzyzewski of the United States receives a gold medal from a player after the United States defeated Spain in the gold medal game during Day 16 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games at the Beijing Olympic Basketball Gymnasium on August 24, 2008 in Beijing, China.

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