2008
Beijing/Hong Kong
China

The 29th modern Summer Games were held in Beijing, China, with equestrian events in Hong Kong. Famous for the iconic ‘bird’s nest’ stadium and spectacular synchronised opening and closing ceremonies, the 2008 Games broke new records of sporting achievement.

The National Archives holds records related to the 2008 Games in the UK Government Web Archive. See these archived websites, along with old photographs of Beijing (then known as Peking) on the right.

8 records available

  • Great Britain China Centre
    Great Britain China Centre archived websiteView website
  • Temple of Heaven, Peking, photograph, W Meakin, 1907.
    COPY 1/514 (37)
    Temple of Heaven, Peking, photograph, W Meakin, 1907. COPY 1/514 (37)Preview
  • China-Britain Business Council
    China-Britain Business Council archived websiteView website
  • British Council
    British Council archived websiteView website
  • Offering to the gods, Peking, Herbert G Ponting, 1907.
    COPY 1/507 (186)
    Offering to the gods, Peking, Herbert G Ponting, 1907. COPY 1/507 (186)Preview
  • Beijing 2008 (homepage only)
    Beijing 2008 archived website (homepage only) View website
  • Department of Culture, Media and Sport, Beijing handover
    Department of Culture, Media and Sport, Beijing handover archived websiteView website
  • Street in Peking, W Meakin, 1907.
    COPY 1/514 (18)
    Street in Peking, W Meakin, 1907. COPY 1/514 (18)Preview

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