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Torch Relay

International Olympic Torch Relay Barred By I.O.C.

New York Times | Lynn Zinser | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

After a protest-marred torch relay preceding the Beijing Games last summer, the International Olympic Committee has decided to bar future organizing c...

Blowing Smoke: Olympic Torch Relay Fans May Be Faux

LiLi Tan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
LiLi Tan

It appears that the jubilant cheering surrounding Yao Ming and China's first astronaut Yang Liwei -- though perhaps sincere -- was staged. "They're actors," the son of a Chinese torchbearer told me.

An Insight into IOC Thinking: Its 2007 Beijing Briefing on Major Communications Issues

Monroe Price | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Monroe Price

One of the most interesting documents to appear during July's IOC/blogosphere brouhaha was an internal IOC document dated August 3, 2007 called Beijing Briefing Kit: One-Year-to-Go Countdown Resource.