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Beijing 2008

Historic Port Hosts First Olympics Test

August 07, 2006

Yellow Sea shoreline in Qingdao. (ATR) Officials from the Chinese port of Qingdao says thismonth's international regatta, the first official test event for the 2008 Olympics w...

Time Set for Beijing Olympics Webcast

August 02, 2006

 (ATR) Top experts on the Beijing Olympics will discuss the critical steps ahead for the 2008 Games in a webcast hosted by Around the Rings editor and founder Ed Hula. Hear it...

Olympics TV Rebellion Brews Over Beijing

July 19, 2006

 (ATR) A rebellion could be brewing among Olympic broadcast rights holders in Australia, Asia and Europe over changes to the timing for the finals of several events in the Bei...

Beijing Shows Off Olympic Venues

July 14, 2006

Deputy construction manager Zhang Hengli meets with reporters during the venue tour Friday. (B.Smith/ATR) (ATR) Beijing Olympic organizers say construction remains on schedule...

New Olympics Construction Chief in Beijing

June 15, 2006

The new terminal for the Beijing International Airport is nearing completion. (BOCOG) (ATR) The Beijing Muncipal Government has acted quickly to name a new chief of constructi...

IOC To Review Beijing Olympics Schedule

June 12, 2006

 (ATR) A switch from evening to morning finals in swimming at the Beijing Olympics to accommodate U.S. TV will be considered by the IOC Executive Board at its meeting next wee...

Beijing Olympics Work Questioned in Scandal

June 12, 2006

 (ATR) Newspaper reports indicate that Olympics construction projects could be involved in a corruption scandal involving the Beijing vice mayor who was fired over the weekend...

U.S.-China Olympics Pact; Construction Boss Sacked

June 11, 2006

Liu Peng and Peter Ueberroth with the new agreement in hand. USOC, COC Salute ParternershipLeaders of the U.S. Olympic Committee and Chinese Olympic Committee are hailing a ne...

Beijing Olympics Picks Snickers

May 24, 2006

 (ATR) Snickers, the world's best-selling candy bar, is now the official chocolate for the Beijing Olympics. Beijing organizers and Effem China announced the national sponsors...

U.N. Sec Gen Visits Beijing Olympics Stadium

May 24, 2006

Kofi Annan and his wife Nan are escorted on the venye tour by BOCOG President Liu Qi. (ATR) U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan says he hopes to come to China for the 2008 Olymp...

Quincy Jones Music for Beijing Olympics

May 23, 2006

 (ATR) Composer and impresario Quincy Jones has been hired by the Beijing 2008 Organizing Committee to write songs for the upcoming summer Olympics.Jones is the first major ar...

Beijing Olympics Schedule Media Summits

May 19, 2006

 (ATR) Leading print and broadcast media organizations will head to Beijing in the coming months for large-scale briefings on the 2008 Olympics. Included is the first-ever Wor...