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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 Weightlifting Events and Results

Athens Olympics Weightlifting


weightlifting.gifWeightlifting at the Athens Olympics will take place between 14th - 25th August at the Nikaia Olympic Weightlifting Hall.

Most of Greece will likely be watching when countrymen Pyrros Dimas (187 pounds) and Kakhi Kakiasvilis (207 pounds) try to become four-time Olympic champions. Only three Olympic athletes have won four golds in the same event. Neither is a favorite; Dimas is 32, Kakiasvilis is 35, and neither won a medal in the European championships last spring. The big story might again come from one of the smallest competitors - two-time gold medalist Halil Mutlu of Turkey is only 4-11 but can lift more than 400 pounds. Women's weightlifting returns after debuting in Sydney, and American Tara Cunningham (105 pounds, 48 kg) goes for a second gold after a surprise win in 2000.

There will be 15 Gold Medals up for grabs in Olympic Weightlifting in Athens, 8 in Men's events and 7 in Women's events. Results and Medal Winners will be updated below as they happen (click on the links listed for the latest results) - in the mean time keep up with the latest Weightlifting news in our Olympic Weightlifting Archives.

Women's Weightlifting Archives


- Women's 48kg
- Women's 53kg
- Women's 58kg
- Women's 63kg
- Women's 69kg
- Women's 75kg
- Woman's +75kg

Men's Weightlifting Archives


- Men's 56kg
- Men's 62kg
- Men's 69kg
- Men's 77kg
- Men's 85kg
- Men's 94kg
- Men's 105kg
- Men's +105kg

Favorites - Iran, China, Turkey, Australia and Russia should do well and even Armenia could pick up a few medals.


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Posted by Darren at May 8, 2004 08:56 PM
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I viewed some information regarding a Greek weight lifting athlete, that on Saturday, was not able to lift, however was aplauded by his country for trying honestly. It sounded to me that he received stand up enovation for 4 minutes. It seemed like a interesting event, however I missed to understand what happen because I started viewing it torwards the end. Can you please e-mail me the athletes name and maybe a article that explains the what happen? Thank you

Ana Lopez

Posted by: Ana Lopez at August 23, 2004 03:24 PM

I viewed some information regarding a Greek weight lifting athlete, that on Saturday, was not able to lift, however was aplauded by his country for trying honestly. It sounded to me that he received stand up enovation for 4 minutes. It seemed like a interesting event, however I missed to understand what happen because I started viewing it torwards the end. Can you please e-mail me the athletes name and maybe a article that explains the what happen? Thank you

Ana Lopez

Posted by: Ana Lopez at August 23, 2004 03:24 PM

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Posted by: tyi at September 6, 2004 04:08 PM

I couldnt wait to watch these cuz I lift weight myself. I joke bout going to the 2008 and winning a Gold Medal for Weighting. I am 5'8 and I am 196lbs. I love watching this and working out. Its like a joy to me. Yet I know I would have to start out young. Yet I wouldnt mind trying nor learning how to lift. I be only 25 if I went to the 2008 and I anit even in my prime yet of lifting weight. I have a good bench press maxing at 335lbs, a squat at 315lbs yet I hate squating, my deadlifts is 405lbs and I power clean 215lbs to 225lbs and my Clean and Jerk is 200lbs. I never trying to snatch cuz I would have to learn and pratice it day and nite. Yet I know I joke bout it alot of with my friends yet if that ever happend I be like WOW! I know these ppl been doing it all there life but hey. I never back down and thats right there is going to make me want to go asnd get stronger. Yet all those athletes, I give it to them Men and the Women. Wow hard and training, I so love. Yet just wanted to say that and thank you. Take care and God Bless

Posted by: Johnmichael Daog at September 8, 2004 07:04 AM
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