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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 Sailing Events and Results

Athens Olympic Sailing


sailing.gifSailing at the Athens Olympics will be held between the 14th - 28th August at the Agios Kosmas Olympic Sailing Centre.

American Paul Cayard, one of the world's best sailors, will compete in his first Olympics at age 45 in the Star Class after beating Mark Reynolds, the defending gold medalist and a four-time Olympian, at trials. The high-performance 49er, with retractable wings and the crew hiked out in trapezes, made a splashy debut at Sydney in 2000 and is sure to be one of the most interesting classes again. The Yngling - pronounced "ING-ling" - makes its Olympic debut 37 years after being designed by a Norwegian. Finn Class will include an intramural scrum among three members of Team New Zealand's America's Cup crew - skipper Dean Barker, a native Kiwi; navigator Kevin Hall, an American; and Ben Ainslie of Great Britain. Ainslie won the Laser Class gold in 2000 and silver in 1996.

There is a total of eleven Gold Medals up for grabs in Olympic Sailing competition - four in Men's competition, four in women's and three in Open (mixed) competition. Results and Medal Winners will be added to the pages listed below as they come to hand. In the mean time keep up with the latest Sailing news in our Sailing News Archives.

Open Sailing Results and Medals


- Open Multihull
- Open Double Handed Dinghy
- Open Single Handed Dinghy

Men's Sailing Results and Medals


- Men's Keelboat
- Men's Double Handed Dinghy
- Men's Single Handed Dinghy
- Men's Mistral

Women's Sailing Results and Medals


- Women's Keelboat
- Women's Double Handed Dinghy
- Women's Mistral
- Women's Single Handed Dinghy

Related Olympic Sailing Resources


- CBC: Athens Olympics - Sailing
- BBC - Olympic Sailing
- NBC - Olympic Sailing
- Sailing Stars to Watch in Athens
- Beginners Guide to Olympic Sailing


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Posted by Darren at May 8, 2004 06:38 PM
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What boat does Gary Boyd Sail in?

Posted by: Taylor Westlake at August 10, 2004 04:37 PM

I am interested to watch the Olympic Sailing coverage, but don't have access to NBC's "Bravo" channel. Can you recommend am alternate way to see the sailing? Possibly through the internet?

Thank you,
John

Posted by: John of Boston at August 16, 2004 02:07 PM
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