Opening ceremony: Swimmer Mark Foster
Closing ceremony: Cyclist Chris Hoy
There were total of 11,196 athletes in 2008 Beijing Olympics
11,028 athletes competing in the Beijing Olympics
There are 708 athletes competing for France at the 2008 Olympic games.
Australia sent a team of 434 athletes to the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. It was the largest team Australia had ever sent, apart from the Home Games in Sydneyin 2000, in which 632 athletes competed.
A total of 311 Canadian athletes will be competing in Beijing Olympics 2008.
10,700 athletes attended from 204 countries
According to the NBC Olympics website, Jamaica sent 114 athletes to the Beijing Olympic games.
Canada sent 332 athletes to compete in the 2008 Games in Beijing. This was the largest Canada team since 1988.