Beijing Olympics 2008 news, information and results

Beijing Medal Table
Beijing Medal Table


Hot News
Google
Web Olympics Blog   
Athens Olympic Sports
Athens Olympic News
Other Athens Olympic Blogs
Contributing Bloggers
Athens Weather
Athens Olympics Merchandise
Athens Olympic Archives
September 2004
August 2004
July 2004
June 2004
May 2004

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

Blinklist Blogmarks del.icio.us Digg Ma.gnolia My Web 2.0 Newsvine Reddit Segnalo Simpy Spurl Wists Technorati

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

Blinklist Blogmarks del.icio.us Digg Ma.gnolia My Web 2.0 Newsvine Reddit Segnalo Simpy Spurl Wists Technorati

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

Blinklist Blogmarks del.icio.us Digg Ma.gnolia My Web 2.0 Newsvine Reddit Segnalo Simpy Spurl Wists Technorati

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

Blinklist Blogmarks del.icio.us Digg Ma.gnolia My Web 2.0 Newsvine Reddit Segnalo Simpy Spurl Wists Technorati

Volkswagon Olympic cars

Posted on 4 September 2008 | 7:47 pm

Blinklist Blogmarks del.icio.us Digg Ma.gnolia My Web 2.0 Newsvine Reddit Segnalo Simpy Spurl Wists Technorati

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

Blinklist Blogmarks del.icio.us Digg Ma.gnolia My Web 2.0 Newsvine Reddit Segnalo Simpy Spurl Wists Technorati

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

Blinklist Blogmarks del.icio.us Digg Ma.gnolia My Web 2.0 Newsvine Reddit Segnalo Simpy Spurl Wists Technorati

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

Blinklist Blogmarks del.icio.us Digg Ma.gnolia My Web 2.0 Newsvine Reddit Segnalo Simpy Spurl Wists Technorati

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

Blinklist Blogmarks del.icio.us Digg Ma.gnolia My Web 2.0 Newsvine Reddit Segnalo Simpy Spurl Wists Technorati

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

Blinklist Blogmarks del.icio.us Digg Ma.gnolia My Web 2.0 Newsvine Reddit Segnalo Simpy Spurl Wists Technorati

May 08, 2004

Athens Olympics Football (Soccer) Events and Results

Athens Olympic Football


football.gifFootball at the Athens Olympics begins two days before the opening ceremony on the 11th of August and progresses almost to the end of the Olympics on the 28th August. Football competition will take place at a number of stadiums around Greece in the cities of Athens, Volos, Heraklio, Thessaloniki, Patras.

One Gold Medal is up for grabs for Men and another for Women. Click of the following links for all the latest Football Results and Medals - live as they happen:
- Men's Football
- Women's Football

Keep up to date with the latest Olympics Football/Soccer news at our Football News Archives.

This year's Men's competition is wide open with Cameroon (Sydney's Gold Medal winner) and Brazil not qualifying. Korea could be a chance.

In the Women's competition the US and China are tipped to compete with previous Gold Medal winner, Norway and could feature in the Medals.

Soccer Drills and Practice Plans

Related Olympic Football Links


- BBC - Athens Olympic Football
- NBC - Olympic Soccer
- ESPN - Olympic Football
- FIFA
- Fox Sport - Olympic Football
- Soccer - Who to watch in Athens

Athens Olympic Football Draw


Men's Olympic football tournament
Group A
Greece
South Korea
Mali
Mexico

Group B
Paraguay
Japan
Ghana
Italy

Group C
Argentina
Serbia-Montenegro
Tunisia
Australia

Group D
Costa Rica
Morocco
Iraq
Portugal

Women's Olympic football tournament
Group A
Sweden
Japan
Nigeria

Group B
Germany
China
Mexico

Group C
Greece
USA
Brazil
Australia

None of the top four men's teams from 2000, including gold medalist Cameroon and the fourth-place U.S. team, qualified. Four-time world under-20 champion Argentina is left as the favorite in the 16-team field, although the Olympic tournament is tough to gauge because rules restrict teams to players under 23, with three exemptions. 2003 World Cup winner Germany and the United States are favorites in women's event; defending champion Norway failed to qualify. Women's tournament consists of 10 teams split unevenly into three groups. Greece, as the host nation, earned an automatic bid to both fields.


>> Read Related Olympics News in: Football/Soccer News
>> Buy an Athens Olympic Pin, Shirt or Momento
>> Receive Free Daily Athens Olympic News and Results
>> Search for More Athens Olympic Information and News





Posted by Darren at May 8, 2004 11:08 PM
Comments

i belive tunisia it going to be in the final against italy

Posted by: lotfi at August 7, 2004 02:03 PM

The big team to watch will be Ghana from west Africa.

Posted by: kwaku tieku at August 9, 2004 07:40 AM

I am confused about the match-ups. I thought groups were based on continents, but I see each group is mixed. Can you explain who plays who and why.

Posted by: Bill at August 9, 2004 04:28 PM

The big player to watch is Asamoah Gyan and Prince the terror Taylor in the Ghanaian Team.

Posted by: Nattibongo at August 11, 2004 07:18 AM

greace male football team will win the gold.i wish every country a happy moment

Posted by: louis ibhariale at August 12, 2004 01:16 AM

ghana for gold in football

Posted by: at August 12, 2004 05:12 AM

i will like to watch live all the matches which will be played during this tournament.

Posted by: ISAAC EKOW at August 13, 2004 06:37 AM

Iraq is going to win the soccer.

Posted by: bob jane teemart at August 15, 2004 06:57 PM

I hope Iraq medals or at least gives a good accounting. This is the first time in a long time they've even been in it, and the first time without the wrath of Hussein hanging over their heads.

Posted by: Scott at August 16, 2004 11:06 AM

the usa kicked brazils but in the second half! Go usa!!!

Posted by: kristen at August 16, 2004 02:00 PM

is the uae participating?

Posted by: sehr at August 18, 2004 02:30 AM

Iraq will be da best team in the tournment, we will show da world how peaceful ppl r, oh yeah..hope to see aaussies in da final with iraq lol

Posted by: Hungry Jacks at August 18, 2004 04:46 PM

this is a gd web sight

Posted by: at August 24, 2004 07:34 PM

Iraq will beat Paraguay!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Mustafa at August 25, 2004 02:32 AM

I wish Iraqi team to win the Gold medal in Football at least to show that something good can come out of Iraq and I wish every delegate of each country including mine(Nigeria) a happy stay and swell time.

Posted by: Shittu Seyi at August 25, 2004 08:01 PM

i think that u need more infomation about the results and that you can track down the countries individualy

Posted by: nik at September 10, 2004 10:05 AM

goooooooooooo usa

Posted by: joe at September 17, 2004 08:53 AM
Syndicate this site (XML)


Australian Idol | Breaking News | Shortland Street MP3 Players | Robotics
Medical Research | America's Cup | Mineral Supplements | PDAs | Printer | American Idol | Commonwealth Games
Site Sponsors

www.TeamStore.com



Save on Fitness Equipment
Athens Olympics Products