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Beijing 2008

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...

Countdown Beijing: Snow and Mice

November 16, 2006

 Mice to Test Olympic foodMice will be used to test the safety of key food items prepared for athletes at the 2008 Olympics, Beijing health officials say.Samples of milk, alco...

Countdown Beijing: Bubbles and Pups

November 11, 2006

The bubble covering for the aquatics center (ATR) (ATR) The aquatics center for the Beijing Olympics is covered in bubbles, Chinese athletes are told to curb promotions while ...

Countdown Beijing: Olympics Emergency Plan

November 03, 2006

 Emergency Plans Unfold for 2008An emergency response and disaster relief plan that includes emergency centers at every Olympic venue was announced this week by Beijing offici...

Countdown Beijing: Olympics Security Tests

October 28, 2006

 Beijing Tests Traffic, Security MeasuresPolice and officials in Beijing have begun a rehearsal of traffic management, security and other measures designed to ensure the smoot...

Morning Swim Finals for Beijing Olympics

October 26, 2006

 (ATR) Morning finals for swimming and gymnastics are certain for the 2008 Olympics, says the chair of the IOC Coordination Commission for the 2008 Games.The IOC denied that t...

Olympics Will Open China Says Premier

October 25, 2006

IOC President Jacques Rogge with Premier Wen Jiabao. (BOCOG) (ATR) The 2008 Olympics in Beijing will help make China more open, Premier Wen Jiabao tells IOC President Jacques ...

Advice to Beijing Olympics: Shun Complacency

October 24, 2006

IOC President Jacques Rogge visits with taekwondo athletes in Beijing. (ATR) IOC President Jacques Rogge tells organizers of the Beijing Olympics that they must avoid complace...

Countdown Beijing: Friendlies Renamed

October 21, 2006

The Friendlies now are known as fuwa. (ATR) Friendlies Now FuwaBeijing has renamed its five Olympic mascots "fuwa", a word that organizers say should be easier for Chinese peo...

IOC President Has Doubts About Unified Team

October 19, 2006

IOC President Jacques Rogge is in Asia for the next week. (ATR) IOC President Jacques Rogge says his doubts are growing about a unified Korean team at the Beijing Olympics, wh...

Countdown Beijing: Pound Visits, New Vice Mayors

October 14, 2006

WADA chief Richard Pound. (ATR)  Anti-Doping Chief Urges More TestsWorld Anti-Doping Agency president Richard Pound has praised China's efforts to crac...

Countdown Beijing: Holiday Over

October 07, 2006

The face of Olympic volunteers: Du Shanshan, 24, worked at the August sailing test event in Qingdao. (ATR) Holiday Test for Olympic CityThe return of holiday-makers to Beijing...