The Beijing Olympics featured 28 sports and over 300 events, some of which were retired after the 2008 Olympics. Retired sports include softball, which features several LDS athletes. New this year was allowing women to participate in the 3000m steeplechase. In addition, BMX (a bicycling event) was added to the list for both men and women. Two fencing events were added for women and a marathon swimming event was added for both genders.
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Read more aboutMormon Olympians in the Turin Games
Five Mormon Athletes participated in the Turin 2006 Winter Olympics: Torah Bright, Michele Despain, Werner Hoeger, Steve Nyman, and Shauna Rohbock.
Read more about Mormon Olympians in the Athens Games
Fourteen Mormon athletes participated in the Athens 2004 Summer Olympics, and they won 2 gold medals and 2 silver medals.
Salt Lake City 2002
Read more about Mormon Olympians in the Salt Lake City Games
Eight Mormon athletes participated in the Salt Lake City 2002 Winter Olympics and they won one silver medal.
Read more about Mormon Olympians in the Sydney Games
Eighteen Mormon athletes participated in the Sydney 2000 Summer Olympics, and they won one gold medal and one silver medal.