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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 Table Tennis Events and Results

Athens Olympic Table Tennis


table-tennis.gifTable Tennis takes place between the 14th - 23rd August at the Galatsi Olympic Hall.

Chinese have dominated since the sport was added to the Olympics in 1988 - they won every available gold medal in 1996 and 2000. The top three men and top five women in the world are all Chinese. American Gao Jun, who won a women's doubles silver medal in 1992 while competing for China, represents the United States' best hope for its first medal. Last year, she became the first American since 1959 to reach the quarterfinals at the world championships.

There are four Gold Medals up for grabs in Table Tennis - the events are Men's Singles, Women's Singles, Men's Doubles and Women's Doubles. Results and Medals will be announced at the following pages as they come to hand - in the mean time keep up to date with the latest table tennis news in our Olympic Table Tennis News Archives.

Olympic Table Tennis Medals and Results
- Men's Singles Table Tennis
- Men's Doubles Table Tennis
- Women's Singles Table Tennis
- Women's Doubles Table Tennis

Related Olympic Table Tennis Resources


- CBC: Athens Olympics - Table Tennis
- NBC - Olympic Table Tennis
- BBC - 2004 Olympics: Table Tennis
- Table Tennis: What to Watch in Athens
- Olympic Sport Guide - Table Tennis
- Beginners Guide to Table Tennis
- International Table Tennis Federation


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Posted by Darren at May 8, 2004 07:36 PM
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hay i saw a table tennis olympian on Rove the other week and he was hott but i cant remember his name HELP!!

Posted by: Alyssa Bricknell at August 3, 2004 09:43 AM

i saw him too but i dont know his name

Posted by: alex at August 3, 2004 01:04 PM

GOOOO CHINA! We will win table tennis!
Yes of course!.
Good luck to other country to!

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Posted by: Matthew at August 24, 2004 06:38 PM

The table tennis is awesome, the chinese r da best eva! but im an waustralian so i have 2 go 4 the aussies! but i secretly hope the chinese win

Posted by: Bec at August 24, 2004 08:22 PM

hay i can remember his name now it was David Zalcberg man he is SO SEXC!!!! mmm....

Posted by: Alyssa Bricknell at September 3, 2004 10:45 AM

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