Beijing to be an Olympic release for Sega

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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.