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A total of 10,942 athletes from 204 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) will compete in 28 sports and 302 events (a total of one event more than the schedule of the 2004 Games) at the 2008 Olympic Games. China is the 22nd nation to host the Olympic Games and the 18th to hold a Summer Olympic Games.
The 2nd FINA World Youth Swimming Championships, or 2008 Youth Worlds, are from July 8–13 in Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico. The Championships will be held at the Aquatics Center of the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León (Centro Acuático Olímpico Universitario). Male participants have to be 18 years or younger on the 31 December 2008 and female participants have to be 17 years or younger on the 31 December 2008.
Organised in even years, the FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) gather the world's fastest swimmers for a five-day, top-level showdown in 25-metre pool.
The 2008 Oceania Swimming Championships are being held in New Zealand and feature competition in swimming, open water swimming and synchronized swimming. It is the 7th Oceania Swimming Championships and second time that New Zealand will host the event after playing host to the 2000 Championships.