President Hu greets Chinese Olympians

President Hu Jintao on Friday greeted the Chinese mainland's delegation to the London Olympic Games and called for more efforts in promoting scientific development of sport.

  • Forget about the age at London Olympics

    Forget about the age at London Olympics
    Hiroshi Hoketsu was born in Tokyo on March 28, 1941. He was the oldest athlete in the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympic Games.
  • U.S. breaks women's 4x100m relay world record

    U.S. breaks women's 4x100m relay world record
    Allyson Felix ran the second leg to help the U.S. win the women's 4x100m relay in world record time on Friday as the United States pulled away in the medals table.
  • Underwater photos from Olympic pool

    Underwater photos from Olympic pool
    Surreal still photography shows a view from below in the London Aquatics Centre.
Rank NOC
How many gold metals do you expect China to win?
No more than 20
20 to 30
30 to 40
Over 40
What concerns you most at the upcoming London Olympic Games?
China's ranking on metals tally
Performance of Chinese athletes
Performance of international sports stars and famous teams
All of the above
Unsure
1908 London Summer Olympics
1908 London Summer Olympics

The 1908 Summer Olympics were the fourth modern Olympic Games and the third to be hosted outside of Athens, Greece.

1948 London Summer Olympics
1948 London Summer Olympics

The 1948 Summer Olympics (the Games of the XIV Olympiad) were the first to be held after World War II.

  • 1944 London Summer Olympics
  • The 1944 Summer Olympics (Games of the XIII Olympiad) were scheduled to be held in London. Awarded in 1939, they were, however, cancelled due to World War II. These Games would have celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Modern Olympiad. A small celebratory sporting competition was held in Lausanne, in lieu of the Olympics, at IOC headquarter.

IOC founded

IOC founded

First Olympic torch relay

First Olympic
torch relay

First Olympic mascot

First Olympic
mascot

First Olympic Games

First Olympic Games

Korean Unification Flag

Korean
Unification Flag

First privately financed Games

First privately
financed Games

Welcome home

Welcome home

Games boycotted

Games boycotted

Olympic Flame on highest peak

Olympic Flame
on highest peak

Centennial Olympic Park bombing

Centennial Olympic
Park bombing

Dream Team

Dream Team