Latest Concerns and controversies over the 2008 Summer Olympics Stories
By Kevin Johnson BEIJING -- To listen to the International Olympic Committee is to hear that the Games of the 29th Olympiad may now represent the standard as perhaps the best-run in the history of the Olympic movement.
By Audra Ang Associated Press BEIJING -- Two elderly Chinese women who applied to hold a protest during the Olympics were ordered to spend a year in a labor camp, a relative said Wednesday. Police later squelched a pro-Tibet demonstration.
By Paul Farhi The Washington Post The first scandal of the Beijing Olympics is in, and the loser, apparently, is China.
The Beijing Olympics opened on Aug. 8th with a pyrotechnic display of Chinese organization, technology, and talent in the Bird's Nest national stadium.
By Joe Havely, Al Jazeera, Doha, Qatar Aug. 7--BEIJING -- The Olympic torch has begun the final leg of its long and sometimes controversial global relay, with tens of thousands of supporters cheering the torch's arrival in Beijing's Tiananmen Square.
By Stephen Wilson BEIJING - Despite the thorny issues of politics, pollution and media freedoms, IOC president Jacques Rogge said Saturday he has no regrets about holding the Olympics in China and predicted the "magic of the games" will take over once the competition begins.
The following editorial appeared in the Chicago Tribune on Friday, Aug. 1: ___ The Olympics in Beijing promise to be a stirring spectacle, assuming the air pollution clears.
WASHINGTON -- In only five days, at 7 p.m., television cameras will roll on the final preparations for 8 p.m. on the eighth day of the eighth month of the eighth year in our century -- when the Olympic Games will open in Beijing.
By Andrew Jacobs Juliet Macur contributed reporting.
Text of report by Hong Kong newspaper South China Morning Post website on 2 August [Report by Peter Simpson in Beijing: "Beijing Yields in Part To Pressure Over Internet Use"; headline as provided by source] The mainland government has yielded to mounting international pressure for it to loosen censorship of the internet and lifted restrictions on several banned websites -but the promise of unfettered access has still not been fulfilled.
- A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.