2008 OLYMPICS

  • First time in history: Olympic hockey sans India August 10, 2008

    Beijing: For the first time in the history of Olympics, the men's hockey event at the Beijing Olympics would not feature India. Germany will take on hosts China in the tournament opener on Monday at the Olympic Green Hockey Centre. Before the Games began, International Hockey Federation (FIH) President Els van Breda...
  • Olympics opening ceremony history's most watched event August 10, 2008

    Beijing: The figures are not in, but the chances are that the current Beijing Olympic Games opening ceremony may be the most televised sporting event in the history. International Olympic Committee (IOC) Director of Communications Giselle Davis commented it was one of the most fantastic Opening Ceremonies she had ever witnessed....
  • China faces flak as Olympics countdown begins August 7, 2007

    Beijing: Free Tibet activists on the Great Wall, a barrage of critical rights reports, a shroud of smog hanging over Beijing China's government must surely have imagined a more auspicious oneyear countdown for the Olympics. On top of that, the flood of food safety scandals shows no sign of abating...