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August 24
    2008-08-24 00:27:53     CRIENGLISH.com

The 2008 Beijing Olympic Games will wrap up today but before we enjoy watching a closing ceremony which promises to surprise and entertain, we can first enjoy some fiercely fought sports finals.


The American men will chase gold in three events: basketball, volleyball and water polo.


The men's marathon champion will be crowned.


And China still aims to obtain more gold medals in rhythmic gymnastics and boxing.


So tonight, let's say goodbye to the Beijing Olympic Games and look forward to London in 2012.


Gymnastics Rhythmic Group All-Around Final

11:37 BJUT Gymnasium

Chinese team silver medal


Men's Marathon

7:30 National Stadium

Men's marathon champion to be crowned

Kenyan Samuel Wanjiru wins in two hours 6 minutes 32 seconds


Men's Volleyball Gold Medal

12:00 Capital Gymnasium 

United States vs Brazil

United States wins 3-1


Six Boxing Finals

13:30 Workers' Gymnasium

Chinese athletes Zou Shiming, Zhang Xiaoping, Zhang Zhilei

Zou Shiming 48kg class gold medal, 
Zhang Xiaoping 81kg class gold medal,
Zhang Zhilei 91kg+ class silver medal


Men's Gold Medal Game

14:30 Olympic Basketball Gymnasium

Spain vs United States

United States wins 118-107


Men's Water Polo Gold Medal Match

15:40 Yingdong Natatorium 

Hungary vs United States

Hungary wins 14-10


Men's Handball Gold Medal Match 

15:45 National Indoor Stadium 

France vs Iceland

France wins 28-23



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What do you think will impress foreign visitors the most during the Beijing Olympics?
The friendliness of the Beijing people
The Water Cube and other Olympic venues
The Forbidden City
The Great Wall
Beijing "siheyuan" (Chinese traditional courtyard houses)
Peking Opera
Wangfujing Street
Beijing Roast Duck