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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 Hockey Events and Results

Athens Olympics Hockey


hockey.gifHockey at the Athens Olympic will take place between 14th - 17th August at the Olympic Hockey Centre at the Helliniko Olympic Complex.

Keep up to date with the latest Olympic Hockey News in our Hockey News Archives.

12 Men's teams and 10 Women's teams will compete at the Athens Olympics for Gold. In Men's competition India, Pakistan, The Netherlands, Korea and Australia are tipped to compete for Medals whilst in the Women's draw Australia will defend it's Gold Medal from Sydney against improving teams from Spain, Germany and Japan.

All the Results and Medals will be reported at:
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In the mean time keep up to date with the latest Olympic Hockey News in our Hockey News Archives.

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Athens Olympic Hockey Schedule


Saturday, August 14
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Sunday, August 15
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Men's Preliminaries

Monday, August 16
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Women's Preliminaries

Tuesday, August 17
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Men's Preliminaries

Wednesday, August 18
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Women's Preliminaries

Thursday, August 19
12:00 AM
Men's Preliminaries

Friday, August 20
12:00 AM
Women's Preliminaries

Saturday, August 21
12:00 AM
Men's Preliminaries

Sunday, August 22
12:00 AM
Women'sPreliminaries

Monday, August 23
12:00 AM
Men's Preliminaries

The Netherlands, which won the men's gold medal in Sydney, is one of the top teams in Pool B, along with eight-time gold medalist India and Australia, which won bronze in 2000. Germany is a power in men's Pool A, along with three-time gold medalist Pakistan. On the women's side, Australia won gold at the last two Olympics. The United States did not qualify.


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Posted by Darren at May 8, 2004 11:24 PM
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you need some info on the athletes in the 2004 olympic games

Posted by: Emma at August 7, 2004 04:20 PM

Hey I am such a big fan of the Olympic Games. but i have one question. What are some of the Australian athletes names that will be doing weightlifting, judo and boxing?

From your no. fan Denise

Posted by: Denise at August 9, 2004 05:04 PM

To Emily Halliday my name is Daniel i am 10 years old and i go to St.Andrews primary school and i like to ask you a few qeustions i want to ask you How is it in the Olympics?Have you won any medals?How is your team? and did you live your dream?

Posted by: Daniel at August 17, 2004 12:47 PM

good but not in zoom. check its zoom and make it readable.
thanks

Posted by: naeem mustafa gill at August 25, 2004 08:04 PM

I am a big fan of yours miki

Posted by: Melanie Twitt at September 5, 2004 09:22 PM
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