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Beijing 2008

Setting Sail for Beijing Olympics

August 20, 2006

Sailors set out Sunday for practice races in Qingdao. (ATR) (ATR) After a day of practice races, the competition begins Monday in the first official test event for the 2008 Ol...

Olympics Weather: Normal Patterns in Beijing

August 17, 2006

A shady street in Beijing. (ATR) (ATR) Beijing weather patterns are sticking to the norm in the next week, which corresponds to the final week of the Games in 2008.The forecas...

IAAF Junior World Championships Begin

August 16, 2006

Chaoyang Stadium is the site of the junior championships. (ATR) Competition is underway in Beijing for the IAAF World Junior Championships, an early test of the city's readine...

Beijing Debut As Olympics Sports Host

August 14, 2006

Hundreds of sailors are making their way to Qingdao this week. (ATR) (ATR) Athletics, sailing and softball will draw more than a thousand athletes to China in the coming days ...

Countdown Beijing: China Team Prep Concerns

January 19, 2007

Liu Peng, Chinese Olympic Committee president. (ATR) Battle Call Issued for Chinese AthletesChinese Olympic Committee president Liu Peng says preparations of the national team...

Verbruggen Visits; Food Safety for Olympics

January 18, 2007

Hein Verbruggen in Beijing this week. (BOCOG) (ATR) IOC Beijing chief Hein Verbruggen makes his first visit to the Olympic city for the year, predicting that "2007 will be ano...

Countdown Beijing: $1.5B for Green Olympics

January 14, 2007

Beijing creates new green space for 2008. Beijing will spend $1.5 billion dollars to improve the city's environment this year, a top city official says.The city and district g...

Countdown Beijing: New Media Rules Promoted

January 04, 2007

Weekly press conferences are set to begin at BOCOG's media center. (ATR) Local Governments Told to Respect New Media RulesA top Chinese media official says local governments m...

Countdown Beijing: Asian Games Success

December 15, 2006

China wins 316 medals at the Doha games. Asian Games Success Not Guaranteed for BeijingThe head of the Chinese Olympic Committee says his country?s dominant medal finish at th...

Romney Keeps Olympics Ties in Beijing

December 11, 2006

Mitt Romney as president of the Salt Lake City Olympics in 2002. (ATR) (ATR) Possible U.S. presidential candidate Mitt Romney is keeping his ties to the Olympics in the spotli...

Countdown Beijing

December 09, 2006

 New Leader for Olympic ConstructionOrganizers of the 2008 Olympics have tightened supervision and drafted in a top construction official since the sacking of Beijing's vice m...

Countdown Beijing: Asian Games Gold for China

December 03, 2006

The gold medal-winning relay team from China Saturday night at the Asian Games in Doha. China Takes Asian Games Medals LeadEven though China has sent a young team to the Asian...