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(AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

BEIJING - Wang Xin and Chen Ruolin gave China its third straight victory in diving, easily winning the women's 10-meter synchronized competition on Tuesday.

China wins men's gymnastics team gold

China's formidable male gymnasts stormed to a long-awaited Olympic team gold medal before an ecstatic home crowd on Tuesday.


Andy Murray put his shock singles defeat behind him as he and brother Jamie won their doubles match 4-6, 6-3, 6-4. Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images

Andy Murray was inspired by the prospect of creating a piece of family history as he roused himself from a pitiful singles exit to reach the second round of the Olympic tennis doubles last night.

HK medal hope out of badminton event

One of Hong Kong's best medal hopes at the Olympic Games has seen her hopes dashed this afternoon in Beijing.


Spitz - once the star - upset over Beijing snub

US swim legend Mark Spitz will not be on hand in Beijing if Michael Phelps breaks his record of seven gold medals at a single Olympics - because, he says, no one bothered to invite him.

US routs host China 101-70 in Olympic opener

Brian Mahoney IBTimes 11.08.2008
US routs host China 101-70 in Olympic opener

BEIJING - This was the stuff a Dream Team is made of. Acrobatic moves, reverse slams and tomahawk dunks. Who needs outside shooting? Just toss it up and throw it down. The United States opened its campaign for Olympic basketball redemption Sunday ...


Ex-champ Fu returns to lift divers

Carol Chung in Beijing The Standard 11.08.2008
Ex-champ Fu returns to lift divers

Retired diving queen Fu Mingxia was back at the Olympic diving competition, but only as a spectator to root for China's divers.

Jumping right in, Phelps wins first gold

Karen Crouse IHT 11.08.2008
Michael Phelps during his swim for the gold medal at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing on Sunday. (Doug Mills/The New York Times)

BEIJING: Shortly after shattering the world record in the 400-meter individual medley, one of swimming's toughest events, Michael Phelps dropped a bombshell.


Photo: KENT NEWS

Parts of the spectacular Beijing Olympics opening ceremony on Friday were faked because of fears over live filming, it has emerged.

Li Ning lights the Olympic Flame whilst suspended in mid-air - Photo: Reuters

President Hu Jintao has opened the Beijing Olympic Games - towards the end of a spectacular four-hour ceremony at the National Stadium.


WELCOME, WORLD

OP Rana China Daily 08.08.2008
WELCOME, WORLD

There were cheers, and there was applause. The Olympic torch climbed the Great Wall Thursday, the last day of China's seven-year wait. The red Chinese national flag, with the five yellow stars, fluttered everywhere, welcoming one and all to the Ol...

Hu thanks world for Olympic support, quake relief

BEIJING -- Chinese President Hu Jintao on Friday thanked the international community for their support to the Beijing Olympics and their assistance to the country after the May 12 earthquake.


Fireworks explode over the national stadium in Beijing during yesterday's rehearsal for the opening ceremony

James Lawton on a momentous day for Beijing - and the world

Go! Go!

The Standard 08.08.2008
Go! Go!

Today is China's time in the world spotlight.


World stage beckons for city dance troupe

Carol Chung in Beijing The Standard 08.08.2008
World stage beckons for city dance troupe

Hong Kong will feature in a gala show in the run-up to tonight's opening ceremony when 58 dancers take to the stage for a three-minute performance.

US Olympic cyclists say sorry for smog masks

Jenny Booth Times Online 07.08.2008
Four US cyclists caused annoyance in Beijing by arriving to compete at the Olympic Games wearing smog masks (Yves Herman/Reuters)

Four US Olympic cyclists who caused an outcry when they arrived at Beijing airport wearing smog masks have today apologised to Games organisers.


Guessing is the name of this game

Carol Chung in Beijing The Standard 07.08.2008
Guessing is the name of this game

Speculation is rife as to who will light the Olympic cauldron in the opening ceremony tomorrow.

Basketball star Yao Ming takes part in the Beijing Olympic Games torch relay. Photo: Reuters.

The Olympic torch is in Beijing on the final leg of its global relay. Flag-waving crowds cheered as the torch was paraded through the capital yesterday.


Yang Liwei, hero astronaut kicks off relay.

The Olympic torch relay began its final leg in Beijing from the landmark Forbidden City Wednesday morning.

Dancing in the spotlight on opening night

Zhao Xu China Daily 06.08.2008
Shen Wei's signature piece Folding.

With just a few days until the Olympics begin, the buzz surrounding what to expect from the Opening Ceremony has everyone talking - and guessing in the dark.



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