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Entries by David Flumenbaum from 08/2008

U.S. Swimmer Jessica Hardy Withdraws From Games

Posted 08.02.2008 | Huffington Post

LOS ANGELES — Swimmer Jessica Hardy will try to have her possible two-year suspension "reduced substantially" after a failed drug test cost her ...

China Frees the Internet (Sort Of): Unblocks Amnesty, BBC, RSF Sites

Posted 08.02.2008 | Media

The last two days have seen some serious complaints from the international media about China's ongoing Internet censorship, which was supposed to be s...

Pope Benedict Blesses Beijing Olympics

Posted 08.03.2008 | Huffington Post

BRESSANONE, Italy — Pope Benedict XVI sent greetings to China on Sunday before the Olympics and said he hoped the Games would offer an example o...

Kobe Leads The Way As Team USA Downs Russia

Posted 08.03.2008 | Entertainment

SHANGHAI, China — Russia contained the speedsters. Controlled the backboards. Everything a team needs to do to beat the United States. Except st...

"Today" Show Moves To Beijing, Will Report On Darfur, Human Rights

Posted 08.03.2008 | Media

Monday morning, the Today show begins broadcasting from Beijing where NBC's morning show will be for the duration of the Olympic Games. Matt Lauer i...

Your Guide To Swimming At The 2008 Beijing Olympics

Posted 08.04.2008 | Huffington Post

At the first modern Olympics in 1896, events were held in the Bay of Zhea, off Piraeus. The early Olympic events included a 200m obstacle race, in whi...

YouTube To Broadcast Olympics In Over 70 Countries

Posted 08.04.2008 | Media

The International Olympic Committee announced Monday that YouTube would be offering online coverage of the Beijing Olympics in 77 territories across A...

Your Guide To The Least Popular Olympic Sports

Posted 08.04.2008 | Huffington Post

Sprinters, swimmers and tumblers in sequined leotards may drive T.V. ratings in the U.S., but here are five lesser-known Olympic disciplines that draw...

The Great Olympic Swindle: How China Tricked the World on Press Freedom

| Posted 08.06.2008 | Media

By not demanding a free press during the Games, the rest of the world has conspired with China, giving its government the power to censor, not just for its own people, but now for ours.

Morgan Hamm Follows Brother, Withdraws From Games

Posted 08.07.2008 | Huffington Post

BEIJING — Morgan Hamm's eyes were red, his voice shaky. The bone spurs digging into his left leg made it impossible for him to tumble, and givi...

U.S. Boxer Collapses Trying To Make Weight, Will Miss Games

Posted 08.08.2008 | Huffington Post

BEIJING — American bantamweight Gary Russell Jr. will miss the Olympics after collapsing Thursday night while trying to make weight. Russell is...

Human Rights Group Overtakes Beijing Radio Station For Protest

Posted 08.08.2008 | Media

The world's best-known advocate of freedom of the media took its message to the heart of Beijing this morning, making a pirate broadcast on Chinese ra...

Electricity Cut In Shandong Province To Power Olympics: Chinese Paper

Posted 08.08.2008 | Huffington Post

China's Shandong Province is struggling with an electricity crunch which is the "worst in a decade". Since June, electricity rationing has been introd...

Michael Phelps Talks To Matt Lauer About His Quest For 8 Golds

Posted 08.08.2008 | Huffington Post

This morning, Matt Lauer interviewed a mustached Michael Phelps on the Today show from Beijing. Phelps talked to Lauer about what it will mean to be ...

Tibetan Monks Storm Chinese Embassy In India To Protest Games

Posted 08.08.2008 | Huffington Post

NEW DELHI — More than a thousand Tibetan exiles held protests in pouring rain Friday in New Delhi, chanting anti-China slogans and demanding fre...

Beijing's Perfect Opening? The Reviews Are In

Posted 08.08.2008 | Entertainment
Read More: Entertainment News

New York Times' David Barboza: An ecstatic China, an ancient nation so determined to be a modern power, finally got its Olympic moment on Friday nigh...

U.S. Takes First Gold, Sweeps Medals in Women's Saber

Posted 08.09.2008 | Huffington Post

BEIJING — Michael Phelps isn't just living up to his ridiculously high expectations. He's exceeding them. After setting an Olympic record on hi...

Tibet Activists Stage "Die-In" Protest In Tiananmen Square (VIDEO)

Posted 08.09.2008 | Politics

In Beijing's Tiananmen Square Saturday, four Tibet supporters lay motionless on the ground draped in Tibetan flags representing the bloodshed the acti...

Phelps Wins First Gold In Beijing, Sets New World Record In 400IM

Posted 08.09.2008 | Huffington Post

BEIJING — Michael Phelps set a world record Sunday to win his first gold medal of the Beijing Olympics, beating rival Ryan Lochte in the 400-met...

Olympic Results, Medal Count, Photos and Video

Posted 08.09.2008 | Huffington Post

The HuffPost Olympics Results page will give you updated Olympic results, schedules, photo, video and an up-to-the-minute medal count. For each day o...

Olympic Results and Medal Count - Week One

Posted 08.09.2008 | Huffington Post

Friday, August 15th Nadal Clinches Medal with Win Over Djokovic Rafael Nadal has clinched at least a silver medal by beating Novak Djokovic...

Opening Ceremony's Footprint Fireworks Faked For TV Audience

Posted 08.10.2008 | Media

As the ceremony got under way with a dramatic, drummed countdown, viewers watching at home and on giant screens inside the Bird's Nest National Stadiu...

Two Down, Six To Go: Phelps and Free Relay Team Take Gold

Posted 08.11.2008 | Huffington Post

BEIJING — Michael Phelps etched his name with Mark Spitz and Carl Lewis among the winningest Olympians ever Tuesday. With three gold medals and ...

3 for 3: Phelps Grabs Another Gold In 200 Free

Posted 08.11.2008 | Huffington Post

BEIJING — Michael Phelps won his third gold medal and record-tying ninth of his career Tuesday, breaking his own world record in the 200-meter f...

U.S. Men's Gymnastics Wins Improbable Bronze, China Takes Gold

Posted 08.11.2008 | Huffington Post

BEIJING — China won the gold medal it has long craved in men's gymnastics Tuesday, while the Americans settled for bronze. China's score of 286...