People's Daily figures out exactly how many athletes will attend Olympics

The People's Daily has always been well-known and respected for its ability to report statistics with a high degree of accuracy. So it's no surprise that the venerable state-owned newspaper has already found an expert to use scientific methods to calculate the exact number of athletes who will participate in the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.

And the number is... 11,468.

People's Daily English website: Beijing Olympics to have 11,468 participants

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