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Beijing lays down Olympic laws: No... running naked, getting drunk, opening umbrellas

Streaking is definitely out at the Olympic Games next month. So is getting drunk, opening umbrellas in the stands, mobbing the referee or carrying a large number of coins in your pocket.

A general view shows the National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest, in Beijing July 13, 2008.   REUTERS/Joe Chan

BEIJING (Reuters) - Police in northern China have warned of a series of Olympic-related scams, from people offering mobile phones capable of receiving Games coverage, to others dressing up as officials on fund-raising missions.


BEIJING OLYMPICS:China upbeat after opening ceremony rehearsal

BEIJING: Beijing Olympics organisers were upbeat on Friday after a secret but apparently successful first full dress rehearsal of the opening ceremony of the Games. The test run was held amid tight security on Thursday night at the National Stadiu...

China trains 200,000 cheerleaders – for other Olympic teams

Carol Huang The Christian Science Monitor 09.07.2008
China trains 200,000 cheerleaders – for other Olympic teams

The Beijing Organizing Committee has enlisted cheerleaders from the New England Patriots football team to hone the Chinese elite squad's skills.


Chinese fans wave flags and chant ©AFP/File - Peter Parks

HONG KONG (AFP) - From spitting and booing to full-scale riots, Chinese fans loom as a potential public relations disaster for the Beijing Olympics.

Table tennis champion Ryu set for China onslaught in Beijing

HONG KONG (AFP) - As the Olympics fast approaches, defending champion Ryu Seung-Min can be forgiven for feeling a little nervous.


The National Stadium, or "Bird's Nest" is lit in colors at night and reflected in the water in Beijing, March 3, 2008. (Xinhua Photo)

BEIJING, June 28 (Xinhua) -- China's National Stadium, known as the Bird's Nest, was announced early Saturday to be fully operational, signaling the readiness of all 37 venues for the upcoming Beijing Olympics in August.

Beijing Olympic Bird's Nest ready

The main venue for Beijing's Olympic Games - the "Bird's Nest" stadium - is complete and fully operational, Chinese officials have said.


France officially unveils the Sensual City

Chen Yiqin Shanghai Daily 18.06.2008
France officially unveils the Sensual City

FRANCE today officially unveiled its national pavilion for World Expo 2010 Shanghai -- the Sensual City -- as it signed a participation contract with Expo organizers.

Boxer Abdul Xukur is surrounded by security guards as he carries the torch. Photos: Reuters.

The mainland authorities have told the predominantly Muslim population of the northwestern region of Xinjiang to stay indoors while the Olympic torch is paraded through the area on its way to Beijing.


Sacred flame goes to Xinjiang, then Tibet

People's Daily Online 16.06.2008
Sacred flame goes to Xinjiang, then Tibet

The Olympic torch will travel from Chongqing to Xinjiang instead of Tibet on the domestic relay route.

China made jet J10 exhibited

Eason Sun IBTimes 13.06.2008
(AP Photo/Andy Wong)

China's advanced jet symbol J10, first developed and built by Chinese engineers, will be showed outside the office of China's largest plane maker AVIC-I(Aviation Industry Corporation I) in Beijing. The plane was unveiled in January, 2007.


Pollution emissions on wane in cleaner China

Lydia Chen Shanghai Daily 05.06.2008
Pollution emissions on wane in cleaner China

EMISSIONS of major pollutants sulfur dioxide and chemical oxygen demand, or COD, declined for the first time in China last year, the Ministry of Environmental Protection said yesterday.

Cheers and tears as city relay begins

Ananth Krishnan and Dong Zhen Shanghai Daily 24.05.2008
Chen Fei, chief captain of Shanghai's fire fighters, carries the torch in the second day of Beijing Olympics torch relay in Shanghai this morning.

AFTER more than a week of mourning for the victims of the Sichuan earthquake, Shanghai allowed itself some cheers yesterday as the Beijing Olympics torch began its two-day run through the city.


Chinese newspaper commentary: Beijing Olympics belongs to people of China, Asia and the world

·The Olympics is the common wealth of humanity. ·China makes "One world, one dream" the theme slogan of the Olympics. ·The Beijing Olympics will fully display the unity and friendship of the people in the world.

Beijing dreams big

Kee Hua Chee Thestar Online 10.05.2008
The Chinese government invested RM1.3bil in the National Stadium, nicknamed Bird’s Nest.

Beijing has pulled out all the stops to make the Beijing Olympics the most spectacular ever. Is it any wonder that the opening ceremony will be held precisely at 8.08pm on 08/08/08?


Tears and triumph for torch on top of world

Lydia Chen Shanghai Daily 09.05.2008
The Chinese mountaineers at the top of Mt Qomolangma (Mt Everest) in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region yesterday after carrying the Olympic flame to the summit of the world's highest mountain.

THE Olympic flame made history yesterday as Chinese mountain climbers carried the torch to the summit of Mt Qomolangma (Mt Everest) for the first time, a highlight of the Games' longest relay ever.

On top of the world

The Standard 09.05.2008
On top of the world

The Olympic flame reached the top of Mount Everest yesterday an emotional moment for China and the crowning of the Beijing Olympics torch relay that was dogged by anti-Chinese protests on its world tour.


Olympic torch lit on top of Everest

Anita Chang IBTimes 08.05.2008
Olympic torch lit on top of Everest

BEIJING - An Olympic flame reached the top of the world Thursday.

Olympics: China's Beijing tickets sold out

The Straits Times 07.05.2008
Olympics: China's Beijing tickets sold out

BEIJING - CHINA'S mad dash for Olympics tickets in Beijing ended on Wednesday with the final tranche earmarked for domestic customers sold out a month ahead of schedule, organisers said.



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