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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 Tennis Events and Results

Athens Olympic Tennis


tennis.gifTennis will be played between 15th - 22nd August at the Olympic Tennis Stadium. Get the latest Tennis News in our Olympic Tennis News Archives.

Who will will Gold Medals in Tennis?


Andy Roddick, Roger Federer and the Williams sisters head a high-quality field, with ATP and WTA ranking points at stake. The hard courts are the same as those used at the U.S. Open, which starts Aug. 30, so that favors Roddick and his 140-150 mph serves. The heat might not be too much of a factor for the men, who'll play three-set matches until the singles final.

Four Gold medals will be awarded in Olympic Tennis in the following events (click for latest results and medal winners):
- Men's Singles
- Men's Doubles
- Women's Singles
- Women's Doubles

Results (Gold, Silver and Bronze medals) will be listed in links above when they become available. In the mean time get the latest Tennis News in our Olympic Tennis News Archives.

Other Relevant Olympic Tennis Resources


- Sports Illustrated has an interesting Tennis factbox for Athens 2004 which gives a history of Olympic tennis as well as a run down on the competition in Athens.
- Olympics 2004: Tennis
- NBC - Olympics Tennis
- CBC - Olympic Tennis
- International Tennis Federation
- Olympic Tennis - Stars to Watch


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