Disappointing ride for HK cyclist Wong

One of Hong Kong's best known athletes, cyclist Wong Kam-Po, suffered disappointment at the Velodrome in Beijing.

Phelps goes for record eighth gold

Sean Maguire Reuters 17.08.2008
REUTERS/David Gray

BEIJING (Reuters) - Michael Phelps swims for a record-breaking eighth gold in a single Games on Sunday to end a stunning week of achievement in the Olympic pool.

Phelps equals Spitz's 1972 Olympic feat

Andrew Cawthorne Reuters 16.08.2008
Phelps equals Spitz's 1972 Olympic feat

BEIJING (Reuters) - Michael Phelps matched fellow American swimmer Mark Spitz's 1972 record of seven golds in one Games on Saturday with yet another victory in the pool.

Phelps wins 7th gold by 0.01 seconds

BEIJING - Michael Phelps beat Milorad Cavic of Serbia to the wall to win the 100-meter butterfly Friday, tying Mark Spitz's record of seven gold medals at a single Olympics.

HK men 1 step closer to TT bronze final

The Hong Kong men's table tennis team beat Chinese Taipei 3-0 this morning in the first round of the bronze medal play-off.

Phelps scoops sixth gold

Simon Denyer Reuters 15.08.2008
REUTERS/David Gray

BEIJING (Reuters) - Michael Phelps scorched to his sixth gold and his sixth world record of the Beijing Olympics on Friday in a great morning for the United States in the pool and the gymnastics arena.

State-media story fuels questions on gymnast's age

JOHN LEICESTER Yahoo! News 15.08.2008
State-media story fuels questions on gymnast's age

BEIJING - Just nine months before the Beijing Olympics, the Chinese government's news agency, Xinhua, reported that gymnast He Kexin was 13, which would have made her ineligible to be on the team that won a gold medal this week.

(AP Photo/Saurabh Das )

BEIJING - China's Zhang Juan Juan has defeated South Korea's Park Sung-hyun 110-109 to win the gold medal in women's individual archery.


Carol Chung in Beijing and NickkitaLau The Standard 15.08.2008

The gold medals just keep on coming for China - and day six of the Games was all about revenge, record-breaking and romance for the host nation.

Scalpers have a field day

Carol Chung in Beijing The Standard 15.08.2008
Scalpers have a field day

Ticket prices for the remaining Olympic events are soaring, with scalpers demanding as much as 10,000 yuan (HK$11,378) for mainland star diver Guo Jingjing's final performance - about 33 times the original price.

The bronze medal belonging to Ara Abrahamian of Sweden lies on the floor during the medal ceremony for the men's 84-kilogram Greco-Roman wrestling competition. (Hans Deryk/Reuters)

BEIJING: Swedish wrestler Ara Abrahamian threw down his Olympic bronze medal in protest on Thursday after his bid for greco-roman gold was ended by a decision denounced by the Swedish coach as "politics".

Athletics starts at last, Phelps resumes quest

Simon Denyer Reuters 15.08.2008
REUTERS/Jerry Lampen

BEIJING (Reuters) - Ten days of elite athletics action began in the main Olympic Bird's Nest venue on Friday, with the opening heats of the 100 meters hurdles in the women's heptathlon starting under blue skies.

China's Liu wins Olympic women's 200m butterfly gold

China's Liu Zige won the women's 200m butterfly gold medal in a world record time at the Beijing Olympics on Thursday.

Going wrong: Baranyai loses control of the barbell twisting his left arm

This is the moment Hungarian weightlifter Janos Baranyai's first Olympics ended in agony when he dislocated his right elbow in the ugliest moment yet of the Olympic weightlifting competition.

Glory girls

The Standard 14.08.2008
Glory girls

These are China's Glory Girls - the six new little darlings of the nation.

China leads gold race despite Phelps phenomenon

Andrew Cawthorne Reuters 14.08.2008
REUTERS/Hans Deryk

BEIJING (Reuters) - China go into the sixth day of the Olympics on Thursday ahead of sporting arch-rivals the United States in the medals table despite Michael Phelps's exploits.

Olympics' grand gala sells well on DVD

Rachel Yan Shanghai Daily 13.08.2008
Olympics' grand gala sells well on DVD

DVD sets featuring the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics flew off store shelves across the city yesterday, the first day that a recording of the acclaimed production hit the market.

He Kexin, Yang Yilin, Li Shanshan and Cheng Fei, wave to the crowd during the gymnastics Women's Team Final at the Beijing 2008 Olympics, Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2008. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

Beijing: China upset the error-prone United States in the women's gymnastics team final at the Beijing Olympics on Wednesday.

Phelps becomes most successful Olympian

Sean Maguire Reuters 13.08.2008
REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

BEIJING (Reuters) - American swimmer Michael Phelps became the most successful Olympian of all time by winning two more Beijing gold medals on Wednesday to take his career tally to an unprecedented 11 victories.

China Faked The Olympics Opening Ceremonies

I want to say this is shocking, but as China has learned to fake just about anything, including eggs, why should the Olympics be any different.

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