A total of 344 athletes were sent to compete.
There were about 20 people. My favorite was Solveig Gulbrandsen (soccer)!!! XD
There are 40 athletes from Australia competing in Vancouver.
Burkina Faso had 6 athletes competing in athletics, swimming, judo, and fencing at the 2008 Summer Games in Beijing.
millions of people saw the Beijing Olympics in person
650 million People attended the Beijing Olympics in 2008 :D Hope it help:)))
The People's Republic of China had 639 athletes at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
14,000 people are competing in the olympics 2012
It is all about money and TV ratings. More people watch the Olympics when people they have heard of are competing than when people that they have not heard of are competing. This allows for more money to be made by those that are putting on the Olympics and televising the Olympics.