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Beijing 2008

IOC Team Checks Olympic Test Events

August 31, 2006

IOC Sports Director Kelly Fairweather at the softball test event. (ATR) A team from the IOC is in China to inspect the two test events for the Beijing Olympics underway this w...

Glittery Launch for 2008 Olympics Volunteers

August 28, 2006

Leaders of the volunteer program applaud the launch of on-line applications. (ATR) (ATR) Chinese language skills will be a must for the 70,000 volunteers being sought for the ...

Qingdao Olympics Sailing Test in Final Days

August 27, 2006

The marina at Qingdao is built on the site of an old shipyard. (ATR) (ATR) Changeable winds remain a challenge for sailors as the Qingdao international regatta, an important t...

Beijng At Bat With Olympics Softball Test

August 27, 2006

China and Great Britain play the opener in a half-filled Fengtai Stadium. (ATR) Opening Day at the BallparkChina conquered Great Britain in a 10-0 rout in the opening match of...

Beijing's Turn for Olympic Test in Softball

August 25, 2006

The main stadium for softball at the Fengtai complex in west Beijing. (ATR) (ATR) Fengtai Stadium is ready for the opening pitch this weekend of the ISF Woman's World Champion...

Hazy Days in Beijing

August 23, 2006

Beijing's main street at midday Aug. 23. (ATR) Air Pollution Still Looms for OlympicsWhat would be Day 13 of the 2008 Beijing Olympics is a hazy affair on this day two years b...

Qingdao Opens Olympics Sailing Test

August 21, 2006

The Laoshan Mountains provide a backdrop for sailing in Qingdao. (ATR) (ATR) Fair skies and a stiff breeze provided an auspicious start to the first test event for the Beijing...

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...