New Events for the Beijing Olympics

There are several new events in the Olympics appearing for the first time this Olympiad, including:

BMX (Mens & Womens)

Marathon Swimming (Mens & Womens)

3000m Steeplechase (Womens)

Team Table Tennis (Mens & Womens) (replaces doubles)

Women’s Team Foil (replacing men’s team foil)

Women’s Team Sabre (replacing women’s team epee)

And on top of that, Tuvalu and the Marshall Islands are appearing for the first time, and Serbia and Montenegro are appearing separately. Kosovo, which only recently was recognized by the IOC, is not prepared to send a team for this Olympiad.


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