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Beijing 2008

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...

IOC Finishes Beijing Olympics Visit

May 18, 2006

The closing press conference for the IOC Coordination Commission in Beijing. (ATR/Bill Smith) (ATR) Organizers of the 2008 Olympics promise to improve Beijing's notorious traf...

Olympics Team In Beijing Sandstorm

May 17, 2006

Beijing is being dusted by its 14th sandstorm of 2006. (ATR/Bill Smith) (ATR) A sandstorm coated Beijing in a thin layer of dust Wednesday as a team from the IOC held talks on...

IOC: Beijing Olympics Make Great Progress

May 16, 2006

IOC commission chair Hein Verbruggen (l), with BOCOG's Liu Jingmin and Kip Keino. (ATR/Bill Smith) (ATR) The spectacular 91,000-seat bird's nest stadium for the Beijing Olympi...

U.S. Mayor, IOC, Eye Beijing Olympics

May 15, 2006

The National Stadium is on the venue tour for the IOC and Chicago Mayor Daley. (ATR) (ATR) Beijing plans for the Olympics get a first hand inspection this week from the IOC an...

2008 Olympics: Sports, Coins & Gas

April 30, 2006

 IOC Confirms Beijing ProgramBMX cycling and the marathon swim are officially on the program for the Beijing Olympics. BOCOG says it received confirmation of the program for t...

Spielberg and Birch For Olympics Ceremonies

April 16, 2006

Zhang Yimou during filming of his movie House of Flying Daggers. (ATR) Film director Stephen Spielberg and Olympics ceremonies expert Ric Birch have been tapped to provide the...

Short Ceremony for Beijing Olympics?

March 23, 2006

The athlete's parade for the Athens Olympics lasted nearly two hours. (ATR) (ATR) Former IOC President Juan Antonio Samaranch is calling for a short opening ceremony for the B...

Beijing Olympics: PR Firm, Tennis, Medal Design

March 22, 2006

 (ATR) Sources tell Around the Rings that PR firm Hill and Knowlton is the likely winner of the contest to handle international public relations for the 2008 Games. The contra...

BOCOG Cracking Down on Counterfeiting

March 13, 2006

 (ATR) The Beijing Organizing Committee for the 2008 Olympics is urging consumers to buy Olympic merchandise from officially licensed stores, in an attempt to limit the sale o...

2008 Torch Relay: 28 Cities, 5 Continents

February 09, 2006

Jiang Xiaoyu is the BOCOG executive leading planning for the torch relay. (ATR) (ATR) The head of the Beijing Olympics has revealed that an international torch relay covering ...

Beijing Olympics Work Picks Up Speed

December 20, 2005

The aquatics center for the Beijing Olympics. (ATR) (ATR) Construction is about to begin on four more venues for the 2008 Olympics."In line with the 2005 venue construction sc...