BEIJING OLYMPICS 2008

  • Great Olympic moments, Part 10 July 25, 2012

    In the countdown to the 2012 London Olympics, we retrace some memorable achievements in the history of the Games. In part ten of our Olympic recall, a look at Usain Bolts and Michael Phelps electrifying performances at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. 2008: Bolt breaks 100m, Johnson's 200m world records It was widely...
  • India's Olympic moments: Bindra creates history July 21, 2012

    In the countdown to the 2012 London Olympics, we retrace some memorable Indian moments at the quadrennial games. Today, a look at Abhinav Bindra's gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics What Abhinav Bindra managed to do for India has not been achieved by any other Indian so far winning...
  • China struggles to find a role for its Olympics stadium March 18, 2009

    Beijing: The Bird's Nest housed the biggest Olympics extravaganza in modern history less than a year ago. But now the national stadium in Beijing has been left to host only a few tourists and the occasional cultural performance, which doesnt attract too many spectators. The next performance will be in May...
  • Phelps sad over family hurt after marijuana pipe photo March 13, 2009

    New York: Michael Phelps insists he's more worried about the pain he caused family, friends and fans than losing money in endorsements after he was photographed inhaling from a marijuana pipe called a bong. In an interview with NBC television, the swimming star didn't directly answer the question of whether he...
  • India's Olympians to build on what's been achieved August 28, 2008

    New Delhi: There will come a time very soon when the flashbulbs will go off and the euphoria will subside, when the lonely routine of sport will take over, when Boxer Vijender Kumar will return to his boxing ring in Bhiwani and wrestler Sushil Kumar to a wrestling mat in...
  • No Olympics hangover for China's economy August 25, 2008

    New Delhi: On Monday moring, following Sunday's Olympic closing ceremony, trades were back at the bourses in full force. Shanghai's benchmark Composite Index added nearly one per cent in morning trade, an indication perhaps that while the Olympic fireworks may have to come to an end, markets are yet to...
  • Bye bye Beijing: Curtains down | Pics | Defining moments August 25, 2008

    Beijing Games end after more than two weeks of sporting competitions. ...
  • Bellary strikes gold in Beijing but it doesnt shine August 13, 2008

    Bangalore: The biggest sporting spectacle in the world has already begun and guess who has already struck gold in games, it is the iron ore miners in Bellary. It is a city in Bellary district in Karnataka. Bellary seems to have a unique connection with Beijing Olympics games 2008. Their iron...
  • 08/08/08 creates buzz in astro circles August 8, 2008

    New Delhi: The grandest celebration of the Olympics began on Friday but that's not the only reason that sets the day apart from the rest. The rare date of 08/08/08 has created quite a buzz in the astro circles. Here's a report on how the stars will impact our lives. ...
  • AntiChina protests worldwide as Olympics begin August 8, 2008

    London: An antiChina protestor set himself on fire outside the Chinese Embassy in the Turkish capital and demonstrators raised the Tibetan flag Friday in defiance in London in protests worldwide timed to coincide with the start of the Beijing Olympics. In Ankara, a demonstrator suffered seconddegree burns after setting himself on...
  • Tibetans storm Chinese Embassy, detained | AntiChina protests August 8, 2008

    New Delhi: Around 100 Tibetan activists protesting against the Beijing Olympics were detained Friday evening when they tried to storm the Chinese embassy here, the police said. The activists, armed with placards and banners and sporting headbands, arrived in three buses and tried to reach the heavily guarded embassy in the...
  • Schools compete for the highest Olympic Quotient August 3, 2008

    New Delhi: Watch five school teams from across India compete for the highest Olympic Quotient of them all. Watch as quizmaster Gaurav Kapoor takes them through the grind. ...
  • Beijing opens homes to tourists for real China experience August 1, 2008

    Beijing: It's a chance to see the games and get a unique China experience. Hundreds of Beijing residents will open their doors to thousands of Olympic tourists in a new program and save people on hotel bills. ...
  • 18yrold schoolboy is China's medal hope July 31, 2008

    New Delhi: He is as an unlikely candidate for a medal in the Chinese Olympic contingent, but then nothing about 18yearold Alex Hua Tian is what meets the eye. The lanky Eton schoolboy will be riding for glory, the only Chinese athlete in a threeday event in Beijing. "It turns a...
  • China spying on Olympics hotel guests: US senator July 30, 2008

    Washington: China has installed Internetspying equipment in all the major hotel chains serving the 2008 Summer Olympics, a US senator charged on Tuesday. "The Chinese government has put in place a system to spy on and gather information about every guest at hotels where Olympic visitors are staying," said Senator Sam...
  • China makes uniforms for US Olympics team July 29, 2008

    Dalian,China: The US Olympic team and President George Bush will wear outfits and suits made in China. Chinese tailors are running their own race for the Olympics to have the clothes ready in time. The team's uniform will be made at the huaxing garment factory in Dalian. The workers at the...
  • Prior to Olympics, pollution a major concern in Beijing July 28, 2008

    With just 11 days to go for the biggest sporting extravaganza to unfold in Beijing, the air quality in and around the city is still a major concern. On sunday the two main venues, the 'Bird's Nest' and the 'Water Cube were covered in smog, making them invisible from...
  • Olympic quotient : schools take the quiz on games July 27, 2008

    Teams from six schools compete to be Olympic knowledge champs. Quizmaster Gaurav Kapoor takes them through the grind. ...
  • Iraq banned from Beijing Olympics amid feud July 25, 2008

    Baghdad: Just two weeks before the start of the Olympics, Iraq was told on Thursday it's not welcome in Beijing because of a political feud in Baghdad that angered the games' guardians and exiled a country that arrived to a roaring ovation at the opening ceremony four years ago. The International...
  • Beijing beckons: China decks up for the big games July 21, 2008

    A look at how china's capital is getting ready for the greatest show on earth. Stadium, pollution, political opposition find out how Beijing is gearing up for the the 2008 Olympics. ...
  • NBA star carries China's hope for an Olympics win July 19, 2008

    Hangzhou (China): At 7 feet 6 inches, NBA allstar Yao Ming is most likely one of the tallest athletes at the Beijing Olympics. But these days millions of Chinese fans are relying on the Houston Rockets star centre to inspire their currently outofform basketball team to glory. He even carried...
  • Sania vows to do whatever it takes to win Olympic medal July 14, 2008

    New Delhi: Carrying the hopes of a billion people is a 'privilege' for Sania Mirza and the Hyderabadi tennis ace vows to give everything it needs to bring home an individual Olympic medal, a feat only four Indians have managed since independence. Sania will compete in the strongest ever singles field,...
  • 17 seizures put Olympics drugs ring over Chennai July 14, 2008

    Chennai: With the seizure of 17 consignments of drugs in less than a year, authorities fear Chennai may have become a transit point for drugs being smuggled to China for the Beijing Olympics. In the last six months, officials have seized 12 large consignments of ketamine, worth Rs 8 crore, and...
  • Post Wimbledon loss, Federer eyes Olympic gold July 11, 2008

    New Delhi: Grand Slams will take the backseat now as sporting action shifts to Beijing, where the stage is set for the biggest event ever The Olympics. And after licking his wounds at Wimbledon, World Number 1 Roger Federer is raring to go again. And it's no longer going to...
  • Cop a celeb before Olympics for knowing 3 languages July 9, 2008

    Beijing: Just a month to go for the Beijing Olympics and preparations are on in full swing, and one man's all geared up to welcome you. ...
  • Bush defends decision to attend Olympics opening July 7, 2008

    Atlanta: President Bush is in Japan for the G8 Summit, and he's defending his decision to attend the opening ceremonies of the Beijing Olympics on August 8, 2008. At a news conference in Japan on Sunday, President Bush stood by his decision to attend the opening ceremonies of the Beijing...
  • Dogs to provide security in Olympics 2008 June 10, 2008

    New Delhi: After the Euro, the next sporting event to look forward to would be the Beijing Olympics. The countries might not be ready yet, the athletes might not be ready, the security too might not be ready. However, the security dogs sure are ready. The Special task force seems to...
  • IOC to monitor betting during Beijing Olympics June 7, 2008

    Athens: In an unprecedented move to keep illegal gambling and matchfixing out of the Olympics, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is setting up a special unit to check for suspicious betting patterns during the Beijing Games. IOC President Jacques Rogge said on Friday that agreements have been signed with major betting...