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Protest applications: 77, Approved: 0

It was about three weeks ago that we reported that the government would set up protest zones in Beijing to accommodate anyone who had a grievance could hold a protest in the specified zones, while the Olympics were on. So far 77 applications have been received, but of those 74 have been withdrawn so far, because [...]

Posted on 18 August 2008 | 3:15 am

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Kyle Bennett gets inspiration from Michael Phelps

Kyle Bennett from the United States is a medal favorite in the BMX. He said he has gotten inspiration from seeing Michael Phelps in action while watching his events on television before he left for Beijing. Im thankful to be part of it all, thankful to get to the Olympics, and anything from here would [...]

Posted on 18 August 2008 | 2:53 am

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Problems with the new gymnasitc’s scoring system

There have been some complaints over the new gymnastics scoring system which seems to give higher scores to more difficult maneuvers that are averagely executed over ones that are performed perfectly. Fe Cheng of China fell to her knees on her second of two vaults and took bronze. Oksana Chusovitina of Germany performed both [...]

Posted on 18 August 2008 | 2:32 am

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Another gold to Australia in sailing - women’s 470

Australia has added another medal to its count by winning the womens 470 sailing event. Australia won the same event in the mens division. The Netherlands won the silver and the bronze medal went to Brazil. Australia: RECHICHI Elise PARKINSON Tessa Netherlands: de KONING Marcelien BERKHOUT Lobke Brazil: OLIVEIRA Fernanda SWAN Isabel

Posted on 17 August 2008 | 11:55 pm

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Australia wins gold medal in men’s 470 sailing

Australia has won the gold medal in mens 470 two person dingy sailing. Great Britain won the silver and France won the bronze medal. Australia: WILMOT Nathan PAGE Malcolm Great Britain: ROGERS Nick GLANFIELD Joe France: CHARBONNIER Nicolas BAUSSET Olivier

Posted on 17 August 2008 | 11:01 pm

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Most Chinese knew gymnasts were under 16

There has been some heated debating on whether the Chinese gymnasts who won gold in the womens all-round were under 16. This article on NowRepublic says that most Chinese knew that the girls were under 16 years of age and some didnt even know there was an age requirement. We always knew they were under sixteen [...]

Posted on 17 August 2008 | 10:31 pm

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Sporting rivalry between Australia and Great Britian

Australia and England have long been sporting rivals, mostly in cricket, but now with Great Britain doing well in Beijing, the country has their eyes on beating Australia in the medal tally. The head of the Australian Olympic Committee John Coates accused Great Britains swimmers of having bad hygiene and was quoted as saying, “It’s not [...]

Posted on 17 August 2008 | 10:00 pm

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Liu Xiang pulls out of 110 meter hurdles heat - coach breaks down in tears

Everyone in China will be talking about Liu Xiangs shock withdrawal from the 110 meter hurdles at the Beijing Olympics. Liu pulled out of the starting blocks and ran just a few steps before pulling up, limping. He soon exited the arena to the back of the stadium. Liu Xiangs face is plastered all [...]

Posted on 17 August 2008 | 9:41 pm

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Australia wins gold and bronze in women’s triathlon

Australia will get a good boost in its medal rankings after they have won gold and bronze in the womens triathlon. Emma Snowsill won the race with a time of one hour, 58 minutes and 27.66 seconds. The silver medal went to Portugals Vanessa Fernandes who finished in a time of one hour, 59 minutes [...]

Posted on 17 August 2008 | 9:30 pm

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Kobe Bryant’s ‘look-a-like’ gets mobbed

Kobe Bryant is extremely popular in China. Demetrius Andrade who lost his quarterfinal fight in the welter-weight division in boxing is relatively unknown, but he has been getting mobbed by Chinese thinking he is the famous basketball star.

Posted on 17 August 2008 | 7:51 pm

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Athens Olympic Women's 100m Hurdles results and medalists

Gold, Silver and Bronze Medalists for Women's 100m Hurdles will be announced below as results come to hand from Athens. Keep up to date with all the latest Women's 100m Hurdles news, information and results as well as other events by visiting Athens Olympic Games Blog or our Athens Olympic Games Medal Table.

The winner of the Gold Medal: Joanna Hayes from United States
The winner of the Silver Medal: Olena Krasovska from Ukraine
The winner of the Bronze Medal: Melissa Morrison from United States

Medal Contenders:
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