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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 Shooting Events and Results

Athens Olympic Shooting


shooting.gifShooting events at the Athens Olympics will take place between the 14th - 22nd August at the Markopoulo Olympic Shooting Centre where a total of 390 athletes will compete for Gold.

Nearly 400 men and women will compete. Women's shooting disciplines were introduced in 1984. Matt Emmons will compete in air rifle, prone rifle and three-position rifle. He is the first American to qualify in three disciplines since 1960.

17 Gold medals will be awarded in Shooting competition with 10 in Men's and 7 in Women's competitions. Shooting Results and Medalists will be updated on thepages listed below as they come to hand. In the mean time keep up with the latest Shooting News in our Olympic Shooting News Archives.

Women's Shooting Results/Medals


- Women's 10m Air pistol
- Women's 10m Air Rifle
- Women's 25m Pistol
- Women's 50m Rifle 3 Positions
- Women's Double Trap
- Women's Skeet
- Women's Trap

Men's Shooting Results/Medals


- Men's 10m Air Pistol
- Men's 10m Rifle
- Men's 10m Running Target
- Men's 25m Rapid Fire Pistol
- Men's 50m Pistol
- Men's 50m Rifle 3 Positions
- Men's 50m Rifle Prone
- Men's Double Trap
- Men's Skeet

- Men's Trap

Related Olympic Shooting Resources


- CBC: Athens Olympic Shooting
- BBC - Olympic Shooting
- NBC - Olympic Shooting
- US Olympic Shooting Team
- Olympic Shooting
- International Shooting Sport Federation


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Posted by Darren at May 8, 2004 06:58 PM
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Impossible to read the article due to some some bloody great intrusive block across it. Why bother if you are going to be so stupid.

Posted by: Robin Lloyd at August 15, 2004 07:28 PM

Who the hell gives a shit about shooting! Please, get a real sport! Something that people actually want to watch! GEEEZ
GO RUSSIA!!
Hugs and Kisses,
Gerty

Posted by: Gertrude Fallopian at August 18, 2004 07:16 PM

Thank you very much for posting the results of the shooting events. The are totally ignored by our very liberal news media. Contrary to what Gerty says, shooting is a REAL sport and demands great skill and concentration. Obviously, she is anti-gun.

Posted by: Charles Richards at August 25, 2004 11:10 PM

Yes. it is a shame that the shooting disciplines are ignored by the media. One does get tired of the trendy sports being replayed ad nauseum on TV to the detriment of some of the less photogenic ones.
We shooters do not show off our backsides!

Gerty- the modern Olympics were started by a shooter.

Posted by: Ray P at August 28, 2004 11:26 AM

Who the hell gives a shit about Gerty's opinion? She should try a clay shooting sport like skeet or trap or sporting clays and see how difficult they are. These people are killing clay targets, not animals. Get a life, Fallopian (and get your head out of your tube!)

Posted by: Matt Sprague at August 29, 2004 01:20 AM

I truly wanted to see the shooting and equine events. The media in the states only cares to show people jumping and running. I would have loved to watch something that involved some real talent and skill. Guess I will have to take my 30-06 and go kill a ten point buck in November. Oh I think I will do that while riding my horse.

Hey Gerty get a life will you.

Posted by: Jeff at August 29, 2004 12:02 PM

I want a poem on a Australian Olympian

Posted by: Hazza at August 30, 2004 02:39 PM
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