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Birds Egg stadium already losing its shine

Only six months has passed since the Beijing Olympics and the Birds Nest stadium which hosted the spectacular opening and closing ceremonies is already beginning to lose its shine. The paint is peeling and stains have appeared on its famous lattice design. Accelerating the deterioration of the iconic National Stadium is the absence of a permanent tenant. [...]

Posted on 11 February 2009 | 12:06 am

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Read more on my travels

The Olympics are now over, but my adventures continue. You can continue following my travels in Asia here.

Posted on 17 October 2008 | 1:17 am

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Paralympics gets under away

The opening ceremony for the Paralympics was held last night in Beijing. The ceremony was spectacular but perhaps not on the scale of the ceremony for the Beijing Olympics. Most of the show was performed by people with disabilities, including Li Yue, who lost her left leg in the Sichuan earthquake and performed [...]

Posted on 6 September 2008 | 7:44 pm

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Paralympic display in Tiananmen Square

The Beijing Paralympics are just a day away from starting. Here are some pictures from Tiananmen Square which has some pretty impressive floral displays on show now.

Posted on 4 September 2008 | 8:59 pm

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Volkswagon Olympic cars

Posted on 4 September 2008 | 7:47 pm

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Beijing ticket scammers getting ready for London

The ticket scammers who defrauded people by selling non-existent tickets through the internet are getting ready for the Vancouver and London Olympics. “I was shocked by the brilliance and hard work of the thieves fleecing the Olympic family — and they are setting up to do the same thing in Vancouver in 2010 and London in [...]

Posted on 2 September 2008 | 8:23 pm

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Beijing’s answer to pollution - cloud seeding

Beijing did a lot to improve the air quality leading up to the Beijing Olympics, with mixed results. The days before the opening ceremony were pretty bad, but a burst of rain cleared the air and pollution became less of a talking point. Almost straight after the closing ceremony the hazy skies returned. A [...]

Posted on 1 September 2008 | 3:56 am

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Beijing has 6.52 million visitors for the Olympics

Beijing recorded 6.52 million visitors for the 2008 Olympics, with 382,000 of those coming from overseas. Authorities long estimated that 500,000 foreigners would visit the city, but tougher visa controls reduced that number. The Xinhua news agency reported that tourist spots in the city reported total revenues of 162 million yuan (US$23 million), according to [...]

Posted on 31 August 2008 | 8:34 pm

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Day 16: August 24th 2008

To the athletes tonight: You were true role models. You have shown us the unifying power of sport. The Olympic spirit lives in the warm embrace of competitive rivals from nations in conflict. Keep that spirit alive when you return home. These were truly exceptional Games! (Source: Dr Jacques Rogge, Chairman of the International Olympic [...]

Posted on 24 August 2008 | 4:39 pm

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Closing ceremony - what did you think?

The fireworks are still going on over Beijing tonight as the Olympics comes to a close. The closing ceremony wasnt as long as the first one and not as spectacular, but still very well done. We had a short section to mark the handover of the Olympics from Beijing to London. Londons mayor [...]

Posted on 24 August 2008 | 7:16 am

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May 01, 2004

Athens Olympic Aquatics Events and Results

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Keep up to date with the latest Athens Swimming - Diving - Synchronized Swimming - Water Polo News.

In Aquatics at the Athens Olympics there are four disciplines - Swimming, Diving, Synchronized Swimming and Water Polo - (Get the latest Olympic News on Each of these disciplines by clicking on these links).

These events will be held between August 14 to 29 at the Olympic Aquatic Centre.

There are 23 Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals on offer in Men's Events and 24 Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals on offer in Women's Events. Results will be added to this site as they happen - you will find links to each event's results page below as they are added to the site.

Swimming Results and Medals


Men's 50m Freestyle
Men's 100m Freestyle
Men's 200m Freestyle
Men's 400m Freestyle
Women's 800m Freestyle
Men's 1500m Freestyle
Women's 50m Freestyle
Women's 100m Freestyle
Women's 200m Freestyle
Women's 400m Freestyle
Men's 100m Backstroke
Men's 200m Backstroke
Women's 100m Backstroke
Women's 200m Backstroke
Men's 100m Breaststroke
Men's 200m Breaststroke
Women's 100m Breaststroke
Women's 200m Breaststroke
Men's 100m Butterfly
Men's 200m Butterfly
Women's 100m Butterfly
Women's 200m Butterfly
200m Individual Medley
Men's 400m Individual Medley
Women's 200m Individual Medley
Women's 400m Individual Medley
Men's 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay
Men's 4 x 100m Medley Relay
Men's 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay
Women's 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay
Women's 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay
Women's 4 x 100m Medley Relay

All eyes will be on American Michael Phelps and Ian Thorpe of Australia. Phelps hopes to take a run at Mark Spitz's record of seven gold medals at 1972 Munich Games. The teenager will be in five individual events and hopes to swim all three relays, as well. Thorpe won three golds and two silvers in Sydney, but nearly missed the 400m freestyle - his signature event - after an embarrassing DQ in Australian trials. A teammate gave up his spot so Thorpe could compete. Natalie Coughlin and Amanda Beard lead the American women, while 10-time medalist Jenny Thompson is back for her fourth - and final - Olympics. The Americans hope to do even better than their remarkable performance four years ago, when the United States won 14 golds - the most in a non-boycotted Olympics since 1972 - and 33 medals overall.

Water Polo Results and Medals


Men's Water Polo
Women's Water Polo

The first team sport at the modern Olympics, water polo was introduced in 1900. Women competed for the first time in 2000. Hungary, the defending Olympic and world champion, has dominated the Olympic competition with seven gold medals. The men's competition comprises two groups of six nations, followed by quarterfinals, semifinals and final. The Hungarians are grouped with the United States, Serbia-Montenegro, 2000 silver medalist Russia, Croatia and Kazakhstan. Wolf Wigo, returning for a third Olympics, will captain the U.S. men's team. Australia won the first women's gold medal in Sydney, edging the United States 4-3 in the final. The Americans won the world championships in 2003 and have seven returning Olympians. The United States is in Group B with Russia, Hungary and Canada. In the other four-nation group, Australia plays against Greece, Italy and Kazakhstan.

Diving Medals and Results


Men's 10m Platform
Women's 10m Platform
Men's 3m Springboard
Women's 3m Springboard
Men's Synchronised 10m Platform
Women's Synchronised 10m Platform
Men's Synchronised 3m Springboard

The Chinese are the sport's dominant country, winning a record five gold medals in Sydney. The only non-Chinese winner was American Laura Wilkinson, who pulled off a stunning upset in platform and is back to defend her title. The top U.S. male is Troy Dumais, who will compete in springboard and team up with brother Justin in synchronized.

Synchronised Swimming Results and Medals


Women's Synchronised 3m Springboard
Synchronized Swimming Duet

Russia swept both events in Sydney while Americans didn't win any medals for the first time since this often-maligned sport joined the Olympics in 1984. Sure to draw plenty of attention is Tammy Crow, allowed to compete by the U.S. Olympic Committee despite pleading no-contest to vehicular manslaughter charges in a crash that killed her boyfriend and a 12-year-old boy.

Related Olympic Swimming Sites


BBC Olympics 2004: Swimming
Athens News Agency: Swimming
NBC: Swimming
USA Swimming
FINA Athens
Eurosport Swimming

Related Olympic Diving Sites


Athens News Agency: Diving
NBC: Olympic Diving
CBC: Olympics Diving

Related Olympic Synchronized Swimming Sites


CBC: Synchronized Swimming
NBC: Synchronized Swimming
Athens News Agency: Synchronised Swimming
USA Synchro


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