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Olympics 2008

U.S.-China Similarities: An Olympic Perspective

Jeffrey Wasserstrom | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Wasserstrom

China and America, according to much U.S. Olympic commentary, offer a study in contrasts. Though to international audiences, recent events reveal how much, not little, China and the U.S. have in common.

Why Schoolgirls Wouldn't Giggle at the AP's Softball Story

Marta Lawrence | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Marta Lawrence

Maybe the AP's version of overt gender stereotyping is actually preferable to the more insidious undercutting that happens in papers across the country every day -- not just in athletics.

Beijing Authorities Distribute 400,000 Condoms

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Beijing's health authorities distributed 400,000 free condoms in over 400 hotels in the Olympic city in a bid to raise awareness of safe sex and AIDS ...

Olympics 2008 International Fashion: Who Wore It Best?

The New York Times | Jeff Z. Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

If you thought Americans were talking a lot about the size of the Ralph Lauren logo on the U.S. Olympians' outfits as they entered the Bird's Nest dur...

Ready, Set, Shop: A 72-Hour Shopping Marathon In Honor Of The Olympics

New York Times | Eric Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Humberto Leon and Carol Lim, the owners of the designer store Opening Ceremony (so named after their love of the events), are attempting this weekend ...

Experiencing the Beijing Olympics on a Daily Basis

Hongmei Li | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Hongmei Li

For many people who do not have the opportunity to come to China personally, mere exposure to negative news about human rights and pollution will only produce biased people with incomplete knowledge regarding China.

In Last Ditch Effort for Clean Olympic Air, Beijing May Ban 90 Percent of Cars

Alex Pasternack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Alex Pasternack

Beijing is inside a "bowl" formed by mountains to the north that help to trap pollution over the city. And because athletes will be ingesting more air than an average person, the hazard for them is even greater.

Bush Goes to China and We Get Crappy T-shirts

James P. Hoffa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James P. Hoffa

The truth is Bush doesn't have a choice: He has to be nice to the Chinese by going to the Olympic ceremonies. His policies have made the President of the United States beholden to Chinese capital.

China Pollution: Beijing Bans 1 Million Cars For 2008 Olympics

Treehugger | Alex Pasternack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Despite ruling it out earlier, Beijing will ban one million vehicles from its streets for three months in an attempt to clear the air and roads ahea...

Chinese Cheerleaders Resemble "I Dream Of Jeannie" (PHOTOS)

Reuters | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Chinese cheerleaders bear a close resemblance to "I Dream Of Jeannie" as they warm up before the start of the Xinjiang leg of the Olympic torch relay ...

Olympic flame summits Mount Everest

AP | TINI TRAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

BEIJING — Cheering mountaineers raised the Olympic torch at the summit of the world's highest peak Thursday, producing the triumphant image that...

Billionaire Funds Athletes To Boost India's Olympic Run

Wall Street Journal | Jackie Range | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

At the Athens Olympics in 2004, steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal, like millions of other Indian sports fans, was distressed: There was hardly anyone to ch...