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Beijing 2008

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...

Beijing Looks for Olympic Torch Design

December 06, 2005

The design competition for a Beijing Olympic torch was announced at a press conference Tuesday. (BOCOG) (ATR) The torch relay for the Beijing Olympics takes a step forward wit...

Sega to Produce Beijing 2008 Video Game

December 05, 2005

 The action of the Beijing 2008 Olympics will be coming to video game systems and computers via Sega, which will produce the official game as part of a global partnership that...

New Buses for Beijing Olympics

December 01, 2005

More than 7,000 new buses are coming to the streets of Beijing by 2008. (ATR) (ATR) Beijing's goal of a "green Olympic Games" took another step forward this week, with plans a...

Olympic Fakes Busted in Beijing

November 17, 2005

Maybe to no surprise, Beijing's Silk Alley, haven of knock-offs, is the site of the first discovery of unlicensed mascot products. (ATR) (ATR) Unlicensed versions of the new m...

Buying Frenzy for Beijing Olympic Mascots

November 13, 2005

Shoppers in droves turned out on day one of mascot merchandise sales. (ATR) (ATR) The five mascots of the Beijing Olympics have hit the ground running. Less than a day after b...

The "Friendlies" for Beijing Olympics

November 11, 2005

A gala unveiling of the Beijing mascots with 1,000 days to go. (ATR) (ATR) A quintet of mascots named "the Friendlies" has joined the Beijing Olympics. The new symbols of the ...

Five Mascots for Beijing Olympics?

November 11, 2005

 (ATR) Rumors in Beijing say five mascots will be unveiled for the 2008 Olympics at ceremony underway in the Olympic city.The mascots are the stars of a 1000-days-to-go event ...

IOC: "Very, Very Happy With Beijing Preps"

November 11, 2005

From the left: Kevan Gosper, Hein Verbruggen and Jiang Xiaoyu. (ATR) (ATR) With 1,000 days to go until the opening ceremonies of the Beijing Olympics, the IOC Commission for t...

Round-the-Clock Work for Olympic Stadium

November 10, 2005

The National Stadium will use 42,000 tons of steel. (ATR) (ATR) After work was halted last year, the new stadium for the Beijing Olympics is now under a 24-hour a day construc...

"Affordable Ticket Prices" for Beijing Olympics

November 29, 2006

Tickets for most sports events in Beijing will price below $13. (ATR) (ATR) More than half the ticket sold for the Beijing Olympics will be priced under $13 under a plan appro...

Young Athletes Get Asian Games Tryout

November 24, 2006

 China is sending about 400 untried young athletes to the Asian Games in Doha as sports officials try to build a team to give their country a record medal haul at the 2008 Oly...