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Beijing to be an Olympic release for Sega

The summer of sports continues with today’s release of Sega’s Olympic Beijing 2008. The game, the only official licensed title for the Olympic event, follows a spate of games making the most of this years sport filled summer.

A Sega spokesperson told MCV that all the environments, stadiums, arenas, athletes and kits are a true-life representation of the Olympics themselves and the game includes 1000’s of individual athletes to choose between. With multiplayer and online capabilities the game has a training mode, with tutorials in each discipline, a competition mode – where players can face friends offline and online, and a career mode where gamers can build their own team.

The highly anticipated title, set to receive a sales spike when the Olympics kick off on August 8th features 38 events.

A full list of the events follows:

Track: 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, Hurdles
Field: High Jump, Pole vault, Long Jump, Shot Put, Triple Jump, Discus Throw, Hammer Throw, Javelin Throw.
Aquatics: 50m Freestyle, 100m Backstroke, 100m Butterfly, 100m Breaststroke, 3m Springboard, 10m Platform.
Gymnastics: Parallel Bars, Vault, Rings, Floor Exercise, Balance Beam, Uneven Bars.
Shooting: Archery, Skeet, 10m Air Pistol, 25m Rapid Fire Pistol
Other: Weightlifting, Cycling – Team Pursuit, K1 – Kayak Single, Judo, Table tennis – Single.

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