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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 Volleyball Events and Results

At the Athens Olympics Volleyball will be competed in between 14th - 29th August at the Peace and Friendship Stadium and Beach will be held between the 14th - 25th August at the Olympic Beach Centre.

The U.S. women, now ranked second in the world, have a good chance to capture their first gold but face a tough pool that includes top-ranked China, three-time defending gold medalist Cuba and 2000 silver medalist Russia. On the men's side, Serbia-Montenegro is back to defend its gold from 2000. Brazil and Italy headline Pool B, in which the sixth-ranked Americans are hoping to make up for a disappointing showing in Sydney.

Click links below for the latest Volleyball results and medal winners.

Men's Events

- Men's Volleyball
- Men's Beach Volleyball

Women's Events


- Women's Volleyball
- Women's Beach Volleyball

Results (gold, silver and bronze) will be updated above as they happen. In the mean time keep up with the latest news in our Olympic News Archives.

Favorites - Brazil are hot favorites to win the Gold medal in both men's and women's beach as well as in men's indoors. China, the US, Brazil and Italy will definitely be in contention in the women's indoors .

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Posted by Darren at May 8, 2004 08:32 PM
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Regarding Womens Beach VB, we'll have to see how well USA's Kerri Walsh does with a likely new partner (due to her current partner'sMisty May's recurring midriff injury). Rumor has it that Annette Davis is already practicing with Kerri.

Posted by: Tom at August 5, 2004 01:22 PM

i would like to say a very Well Done to ian thorpe and grant hakett and every other athlete.

Posted by: gloopy leo at August 23, 2004 06:15 PM

I juss wanna say good luck to Brasil womens volleyball and hope they are gonna make it to the finals.Thank you for good volleyball.I am 20 from Zimbabwe and also play schools vball.

Can you send me some vball pictures in through my email address.

I hope to hear from you

Posted by: tinashe mugamu at August 23, 2004 08:45 PM

Ian Thorpe is a good swimmer but he can do better

Posted by: Tegan at August 27, 2004 09:00 AM

i want to know what games are coming up like a timetable with the names of countries that are play ing so, i just need that kinf of imformation

Posted by: victor at August 29, 2004 08:57 AM

this thing is stupid!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: at August 31, 2004 08:48 PM

It's really not easy for China's Women-Volleyball Team to win the gold medal.
I'm pround of them!

Posted by: Rain at September 1, 2004 11:19 AM

I WISED THAT THE ITALIANS WOULD BE THE GOLD WINNERS IN MEN AND WOMEN BECAUSE THEY ARE SUPERB IN THEIR TECHNIQUES.

Posted by: NIKOLAIDIS at September 3, 2004 03:46 AM

You may find it interesting to check out the sites about- Tons of interesdting stuff!!!

Posted by: at December 1, 2004 07:15 PM
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