HomeIn the NewsGame ResultsTeam ChinaWorld's Teams
Asteroid dubbed "Beijing Olympics" in spaceOlympics closing attracts nearly 0.7 billion ChineseNine treasures contributed by Beijing OlympicsOther side of "Lightning Bolt" Cosmopolitan New York shares Beijing's Olympic glory Beijing: Overcast 30-21°C
China and Britain show greatest gold medal gains at Beijing Olympics
 + -  
20:15, August 24, 2008

Host China ranks No. one when it comes to the most improved medal performance at the Beijing Olympics compared to the Athens 2004 Games.

China is followed by Britain, who will host the 2012 Olympics in London.

China won a total of 63 medals, including 32 gold in Athens. They improved on that for a total of 100 medals, including 51 golds at the Beijing Games.

In 2004, Britain won 30 medals, nine of which were gold. Strong performances in cycling, rowing and sailing propelled the 2012 Olympics host to fourth place in the medals count in Beijing with 19 golds and 47 in total.

Meanwhile, Cuba and Japan both dropped by seven gold medals and ranked first and second in terms of biggest net loss in gold medals compared to 2004.

Source: Xinhua

Comments Related News
 Facts and figures about Beijing Olympics closing ceremony
 Countdown to closing ceremony of Olympic Games
 Beijing Olympics most-watched in Games history
 Chinese president holds banquet for int'l dignitaries
 Chinese central authorities congratulate Olympians on superb performance at Beijing Games
 Meal table of boxing at Beijing Olympic Games
1 China 51 21 28 100
2 USA 36 38 36 110
3 Russia 23 21 28 72
4 Great Britain 19 13 15 47
5 Germany 16 10 15 41
6 Australia 14 15 17 46
Most Popular News
·Closing ceremony of Beijing Olympic Games begins
·Usain Bolt donates to quake-hit area of China
·Russia wins rhythmic gymnastics team gold at Beijing Olympic Games
·Domingo and Chinese singer Song perform together at Beijing Olympics closing
·United States wins men's basketball Olympic gold
Latest Photos
The dark horse Zhang Xiaoping bags the 2nd boxing gold for China
The dark horse Zhang Xiaoping bags the 2nd boxing gold for China
Zou becomes China\'s first Olympic boxing gold medalist
Zou becomes China's first Olympic boxing gold medalist
Popular Videos
Video: Frank Fredericks sends wishes to Liu Xiang by PDO
Video: Frank Fredericks sends wishes to Liu Xiang by PDO
Popular Features

Copyright © 1997-2008 by www.people.com.cn. all rights reserved