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Hong Kong man wins Kinmen-Xiamen swim

Focus Taiwan News 09.08.2010
Hong Kong man wins Kinmen-Xiamen swim

A young Hong Kong man edged out swimmers from Taiwan and China to win the 2010 long-distance swim between the Taiwan-held island of Kinmen and China's coastal

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China's first report on city distribution competitiveness was published in Beijing on March 26.


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Organized gambling on horse races has returned to mainland China for the first time since the ruling Communist Party seized power in 1949, state media reported.

Yao Ming of China reacts during their preliminary Group B men's basketball game against Germany at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 16, 2008.  REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese basketball officials have denied local media reports that NBA All-Star Yao Ming is set to retire from international basketball.


Gymnasts Yang Yilin, Yilin Kexin, Jiang Yuyuan won their medals fairly

China's Olympic gold medal winning gymnasts did not lie about their age, an international inquiry has found.

Paralympics torch shows the way

Lu Feiran and Yang Lifei Shanghai Daily 01.09.2008
Paralympics torch shows the way

THE 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games torch relay began in the city this morning.


Premier Wen lights Beijing Paralympic flame at Temple of Heaven

Chinese premier Wen Jiabao lit the Beijing Paralympic flame at the ancient Temple of Heaven in Beijing on Thursday, kicking off the torch relay across China before the 13th Paralympics opens on Sept. 6.

Premier Wen lights Beijing Paralympic flame at Temple of Heaven

Chinese premier Wen Jiabao lit the Beijing Paralympic flame was at the ancient Temple of Heaven in Beijing on Thursday, kicking off the torch relay across China before the 13th Paralympics open on Sept. 6.


One last look as the circus pulls out

Peter Berlin IHT 26.08.2008
Venue operations team members posing for souvenir picture in front of the Bird's Nest on Monday. (Greg Baker/AP)

BEIJING: There is one expression in English that every Beijinger seems to know. You heard it from bus drivers as they opened the door, from volunteers as they ushered the last journalists out of the work room at a venue at 3 a.m. and from taxi dri...

Proud China brings curtain down on epic Games

Crispian Balmer Reuters 25.08.2008
Fireworks explode during the closing ceremony of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games at the National Stadium August 24, 2008.  REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

BEIJING (Reuters) - The Beijing Olympics ended with a blaze of deafening fireworks on Sunday, bringing down the curtain on a Games that dazzled the world with sporting brilliance and showcased the might of modern day China.


Olympic closing show, Beijing is a big party

David Crary IBTimes 25.08.2008
Olympic closing show, Beijing is a big party

BEIJING - A Spanish tenor, a British soccer star and a throng of kung-fu fighters are among the scheduled closing-ceremony attractions Sunday night as China concludes its first Olympics and hands over the role of Summer Games to London.

Kenya's Wanjiru triumphs in final day marathon

Simon Denyer Reuters 24.08.2008
Kenya's Wanjiru triumphs in final day marathon

BEIJING (Reuters) - Kenya's Sammy Wanjiru led an African sweep of the marathon medals on the final day of the Olympics on Sunday, lifting his arms in triumph as he accelerated around the Bird's Nest stadium for the last lap.


Hong Kong fail to win any Olympic medals

Hong Kong will leave the Olympic Games in Beijing without winning a single medal.

International Olympic Committee launches probe into He Kexin's age

Tim Reid, Jeremy Griffin and Jane Macartney Times Online 22.08.2008
He Kexin after winning gold: the US team has cried foul over her age (Hans Deryk )

The International Olympic Committee has ordered an investigation into mounting allegations that Chinese authorities covered up the true age of their gold-medal winning gymnastics star because she was too young to compete.


Show stopper

Carol Chung in Beijing The Standard 22.08.2008
Show stopper

China looks set to give lip-synching Lin Miaoke and the little girl who gave her a voice equal star billing at Sunday's glittering closing ceremony in Beijing's Bird's Nest Stadium.

Usain Bolt celebrates after winning the 100m in a world record time of 9.69sec. (Marc Aspland/The Times)

Jacques Rogge, president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), has accused Usain Bolt of showing a lack of respect to fellow competitors following his record-breaking gold medal performances in Beijing.


Kerri Walsh and Misty May-Treanor win second consecutive gold

K.C. Johnson, Los Angeles Times 21.08.2008
Kerri Walsh and Misty May-Treanor win second consecutive gold

They beat China's Tian Jia and Wang Jie in a soggy final, 21-18, 21-18.

HK table tennis players advance

Two of Hong Kong's table tennis players have moved into the fourth round of the women's singles competition.


Jamaica's Usain Bolt crossing the finish line to win the gold in the men's 200-meter final on Wednesday. (Anja Niedringhaus/AP)

A sprint double was all too predictable. To make the Olympics absolutely special, Usain Bolt added a world record double Wednesday by winning the gold medal in the 200 meters.

Marathon swim and BMX put new events on map

Sean Maguire Reuters 20.08.2008
Competitors jump during the men's quarterfinals run for the BMX cycling competition at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 20, 2008.  REUTERS/Jacky Naegelen

BEIJING (Reuters) - Russia's Larisa Ilchenko took gold on Wednesday by just over a second in the grueling 10km women's openwater swim, a new Olympic event that lived up to its reputation for toughness.



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