37 World, 77 Olympic records broken as Games go on in Beijing

August 22nd, 2008 - 6:37 pm ICT by ANI  

Beijing , Aug 22 (ANI): A total of 37 world and 77 Olympic records had been shattered at the ongoing Beijing Olympic Games by Thursday night, organizers said today.

Announcing this, Liu Wenbin, deputy director of Sports Department of the Beijing Organizing Committee of the 29th Olympic Games (BOCOG), told media persons that 80 delegations had made it to the medal standings and among them, 50 had struck gold.

Li added that 237 golds, 238 silvers and 273 bronzes had been awarded till Thursday.

Anti-doping is also going smoothly during the Games, said International Olympic Committee spokeswoman Giselle Davies at the same conference.

Davis announced that 4620 doping tests had been done, of which 3681 were urine tests and 939 blood.

Wang Wei, executive vice president and secretary general of BOCOG, said that up to this Friday, 408,271 tickets for the Paralympics had been sold, with 30,418 tickets sold on Thursday alone. (ANI)

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