The 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing began on Friday, August 08, 2008, but just because you were not there doesn’t mean you can’t participate in your own version of the international event. Through the magic of your game console and personal computer you can guide your avatar athletes to victory, glory, and gold metals inside numerous video games celebrating the Olympics.

After trolling the hundreds of games documented over on Gamespot, I put some prime examples of the Olympic Game genre of video game in this TechRepublic Photo Gallery.

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