Events in Sport in August 2008

  • Aug 8 29th Olympic Games opens at Beijing, China
  • Aug 10 90th PGA Championship: Pádraig Harrington shoots a 277 at Oakland Hills Country Club

Sports record brokenWorld Record

Aug 16 Usain Bolt sets a new 100 metres world record of 9.69 seconds at the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics

Olympic Sprinter Usain Bolt
Olympic Sprinter
Usain Bolt
  • Aug 24 29th Olympic Games closes at Beijing, China
  • Aug 24 Summer Olympics in Beijing becomes the most watched event on TV ever - nearly 5 billion, 70% of world's population