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A big 2008 Beijing Olympics exhibit just opened in Shanghai

It's been ten years since the games that saw China bring home 51 gold medals, Michael Phelps make swimming look far too easy and Usain Bolt break the 100m world record fuelled by chicken nuggets

Photograph: Shaon Diwakar via Wikimedia Commons
It's been ten years since the 2008 Beijing Olympics that saw China bring home 51 gold medals, Michael Phelps make swimming look far too easy and Usain Bolt run 100m in 9.69 seconds after spending the best part of ten days almost exclusively eating McDonald's chicken nuggets. As part of the games' ten-year anniversary, Olympic EXPO Shanghai has opened at the Shanghai Tower.

After a stop in Beijing, the Olympic EXPO can be found on the 119th floor and will be open to visitors until January 31, according to SHINE. While predominantly marking a decade having passed since the 2008 games, the exhibition will also help to promote the upcoming 2022 Winter Olympics, set to take place in Beijing and across Hebei province. The EXPO will display various Olympics medals, torches, paintings, posters, stamps and installations, and will also see athletes invited to give talks and take part in promotional activities.

Back in September, there were small rumours going around that Shanghai may bid to host the 2032 Olympics, but it's too early to see whether anything concrete is in the works. For now, we'll have to make do with Olympic EXPO Shanghai, which is almost as good as the real thing, right?

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