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 Bolt’s and Michael Phelp’s 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 doesn’t 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...
  • Sushil, Vijender ask why no Padma award for us January 28, 2009

    New Delhi: Olympic bronze medallist wrestler Sushil Kumar and pugilist Vijender Singh have expressed disappointment for being ignored for the prestigious Padma awards. "My coach Ramphal Maan is being considered for the Padma awards. But it is shocking not to find our names in the final list. The government is ignoring...
  • 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. ...
  • Perfect hostesses outclass sexy cheerleaders at Olympics August 18, 2008

    Beijing: Forget the skimpily clad cheerleaders. The immaculate hostesses handing out medals at the Olympics have won the spectator vote for glamour. Wearing Chinese silk dresses with their hair pulled back tightly into neat buns, the hostesses are beautiful, elegant and their eyes are three-tenths the length of their faces,...
  • Bellary strikes gold in Beijing but it doesn’t 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...
  • Olympics time: Beijing satisfies your appetite August 11, 2008

    Beijing is entertaining the world as the host of the 2008 summer Olympics. And that means feeding a global appetite. Wang Fu Jin is a giant outdoor food court that no one can miss in Beijing. ...
  • Weekend Edition: Spectacular Olympics opening August 11, 2008

    China had spent about $40 billion in last seven years in building the infrastructure for Olympics 2008. The opening ceremony was the largest and the most expensive sporting event but did it touch the heart of the viewers or was China just trying to say that they have arrived on...
  • The Week That Wasn't: Cyrus's take on Olympics August 10, 2008

    The humour king, Cyrus Broacha, this week talks about Olympics 2008. For Cyrus, Beijing Olympics is a combination of power, unity and good legs. Apart from the top story of Olympics, Cyrus also talks about Prime Minister's daughter's new historical book, weight-lifter Monika Devi's failure in dope test and Mumbai...
  • 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. ...
  • Anti-China protests worldwide as Olympics begin August 8, 2008

    London: An anti-China 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 second-degree burns after setting himself on...
  • Tibetans storm Chinese Embassy, detained | Anti-China 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...
  • One day to go for Olympics, Beijing still under clouds August 7, 2008

    New Delhi: Beijing's iconic Bird's Nest National Stadium, which is ready to kick off Olympics 2008 on Friday, is still under clouds. The smog caused by the Chinese capital's pollution is turning out to be a major worry. To check pollution, the authorities had ordered hundreds of cars...
  • Musharraf fears ouster, scraps Beijing trip August 6, 2008

    Islamabad: President Pervez Musharraf on Wednesday abruptly cancelled his scheduled visit to China to participate in the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in the wake of reports that Pakistan's ruling coalition could be finalising a move to impeach him. Foreign Office spokesman Mohammad Sadiq told reporters that Musharraf, who was...
  • 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. ...
  • 18-yr-old 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 18-year-old Alex Hua Tian is what meets the eye. The lanky Eton schoolboy will be riding for glory, the only Chinese athlete in a three-day event in Beijing. "It turns a...
  • China spying on Olympics hotel guests: US senator July 30, 2008

    Washington: China has installed Internet-spying 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...
  • Beijing shrouded in haze 11 days before Olympics July 28, 2008

    Beijing: Olympic host city Beijing was shrouded in haze on Monday, 11 days before the Games begin. This has raised anxieties about whether China will be able to deliver the clean skies that it promised to the world's top athletes. The city's chronic pollution, a sometimes acrid mix of...
  • 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 village opens on Sunday morning July 28, 2008

    Beijing: Olympic games are just a fortnight away and China is all geared up to host the mega event. On Sunday morning the Olympic village, which will be housing 16,000 athletes from across the world, was opened. The Beijing Olympic Chief Liu Qi handed the Mayor of the Olympic...
  • 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. ...
  • Sandhu's gun aiming at Olympics gold July 26, 2008

    New Delhi: The Olympics are round the corner and India's strongest contender for an Olympic medal, shooter Manavjit Singh Sandhu, is back after completing training in Italy. Just two weeks are left for the Olympics and world champion shooter Sandhu is busy preparing for the event. He is India’s...