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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 08, 2004

Athens Olympics Boxing Events and Results

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Athens Olympic Boxing


Boxing at the Athens Olympics will run for 15 days, from the 14th - 29th August at the Peristeri Olympic Boxing Hall.

Cuba has dominated Olympic boxing in recent years, and will bring another strong team that includes defending 119-pound gold medalist Guillermo Rigondeaux and 132-pound gold medalist Mario Kindelan. Missing from the Sydney team that won four gold medals and two bronzes is three-time heavyweight gold medalist Felix Savon, who retired and is helping coach the team. Cuba is in danger, however, of losing the medal race to Russia, which won two gold, three silver and two bronze medals in Sydney, then topped Cuba in the 2003 world championships. The United States is sending nine boxers to Athens, trying to rebound from a disappointing 2000 Olympics where no American boxers won gold medals for the first time in 52 years. Middleweight Andre Dirrell is perhaps the most talented of the Americans, who lack vital international experience. Light heavyweight Andre Ward, a two-time U.S. champion, hasn't lost since 1998 and figures to be a medal contender.

Gold Medal Results in each Olympic Boxing division will be added to the pages below as they come to hand. In the mean time read the latest Olympic Boxing News in our Boxing News Archives

Athens Olympics Boxing Medals and Results


- Light flyweight (48kg)
- Flyweight (51kg)
- Bantamweight (54kg)
- Featherweight (57kg)
- Lightweight (60kg)
- Light welterweight (64kg)
- Welterweight (69kg)
- Middleweight (75kg)
- Light heavyweight (81kg)
- Heavyweight (91kg)
- Super heavyweight (+91kg)

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Athens Olympic Boxing Finals Schedule


Saturday, August 14
6:30 AM
Men's Middle Weight (75kg)
Preliminaries

8:01 AM
Men's Light Heavy Weight (81kg)
Preliminaries

Saturday, August 28
12:30 PM
Men's Fly Weight (51kg)
Final

1:06 PM
Men's Feather Weight (57kg)
Final

1:41 PM
Men's Light Welter Weight (64kg)
Final

2:16 PM
Men's Middle Weight (75kg)
Final

2:51 PM
Men's Heavy Weight (91kg)
Final

Sunday, August 29
6:30 AM
Men's Light Fly Weight (48kg)
Final

7:06 AM
Men's Bantam Weight (54kg)
Final

7:41 AM
Men's Light Weight (60kg)
Final


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Posted by Darren at May 8, 2004 03:25 PM
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Darren,
How are you? Perhaps it's a little early, perhaps it's just Canada not up to speed but I can't find a complete list of the Canadian olympic boxing team roster. I've got a couple guys down on paper like Gaudet, Pascal, Stewardson, Trupish and Kooner. Hell, maybe that's the team right there, how am I to know? Can't find a bloody list.

Posted by: Niko matte at July 23, 2004 09:50 PM

Thanks, that would be great.

Posted by: Niko matte at July 24, 2004 10:43 PM

Boxers sent to Athens to represent Canada are Benoit Gaudet, Andrew Kooner, Jean Pascal, Adam Trupish.

Posted by: at August 13, 2004 07:48 AM

Can you please advise how I can pass on a message of support to Soulan Powcenby?

Posted by: Presh at August 18, 2004 11:00 AM

I'm looking for a list of Australian Boxers sent to Athens, for my 9yo son's school project. Unlike other sports, there is no list available. Can anyone please help?
Eternally Greatful Mum. :-)

Posted by: Belinda at August 23, 2004 10:12 AM

I know a bit about my boxing and I watched the fight btw Forsythe and ElSayed. I'm not going to comment on who I think should have won the bout but just to quote one of the commentators: "He lost the match before he even stepped into the ring, he's gonna have to knock the guy out if hes gonna win this bout...the chairman of the judges panel is Eqyptian"

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