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Chinese lament Liu Xiang’s departure from Olympics - August 18, 2008
Hurdler Liu Xiang’s withdrawal from the Olympics hit China on an emotional level, underscoring the personal connection many Chinese feel to an athlete who embodied their nation’s desire for internatio... Read more


Bolt breaks 100-meter record, wins Olympic gold - August 16, 2008
Pure speed. It emanated from those loping, waist-high strides 6-foot-5 Usain Bolt churned with his golden spikes — untied lace and all — to win the 100-meter Olympic gold medal and break his own world... Read more


Phelps becomes winningest Olympic athlete ever - August 13, 2008
A daily double. Michael Phelps swam into history as the winningest Olympic athlete ever with his 10th and 11th career gold medals — and five world records in five events at the Beijing Games. A day a... Read more


Vezzali completes unique Olympic foil gold medal treble - August 11, 2008
Maria Valentina Vezzali won a third straight women's foil fencing gold medal on Monday at the Beijing Games while South Korea's Nam Hyun-Hee denied Italy a medal sweep. Vezzali, 34, edged Nam 6-5 in t... Read more


Beijing's Games kick off with spectacular opening ceremony - August 9, 2
The 29th Olympic Games, costing an estimated 40 billion dollars and shrouded by political controversies, burst into life Friday with a spectacular opening ceremony. President Hu Jintao was due to off... Read more


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