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Sailing at the 2008 Beijing Summer Games:

Men's Two Person Keelboat

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Host City: Beijing, China
Venue(s): Qingdao International Sailing Centre, Qingdao
Date Started: August 15, 2008
Date Finished: August 21, 2008
Format: Points awarded for placement in each race. Best 10 of 11 scores to count for final placement. Medal race points count double.

Gold: GBR Great Britain
Silver: BRA Brazil
Bronze: SWE Sweden

Summary

In 2012 it came to light that Peter O'Leary, Irish sailor who finished in 13th in this event, had actually bet 300 Euros on Great Britain to win the gold medal, eventually winning 3,600 Euros at 12-1 odds. He was given a warning by the IOC for violating their rules on betting on Olympic events, but no further sanction was given because his bet did not affect the outcome of the event.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal NP TP MRP
1 Great Britain GBR Gold 45 58
2 Brazil BRA Silver 53 64 3
3 Sweden SWE Bronze 53 68 10
4 Poland POL 59 72
5 Switzerland SUI 59 70
6 France FRA 69 81
7 Germany GER 70 84
8 Portugal POR 72 89
9 New Zealand NZL 80 93
10 Italy ITA 92 105
11 United States USA 86 102
12 Austria AUT 87 101
13 Ireland IRL 91 104
14 Australia AUS 96 111
15 Croatia CRO 98 113
16 China CHN 140 156