Quantcast

Latest the Olympic Games Stories

2008-08-04 00:00:17

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. Then, if planning is perfect, China's President Hu Jintao will host President George W. Bush, Nicolas Sarkozy of France, Russia's Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and more than 70 other heads of state in the National Stadium -- called the Bird's Nest -- with some...

2008-07-31 09:01:16

GE Energy will provide long-term services for a new power plant that will supply electricity for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, as well as heat and power for the city of Beijing in the future. Under a 10-year contractual services agreement (CSA) signed with Beijing Taiyanggong Gas-Fired Thermal Power Co. Ltd (Taiyanggong) of China, GE will provide all parts, repairs and services for two GE Frame 9FA+e gas turbines at the new plant. The agreement also includes risk-sharing mechanisms and...

2008-07-01 09:00:00

Beijing has invested 29 million yuan (4.1 million U.S. dollars) in an emergency reserve of drugs and medical equipment for the Olympic Games, a leading pharmaceutical executive said on Monday. Chen Jisheng, chairman of Beijing Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., the sole drug and medical equipment distributor and retailer for the Olympics, said the stockpile would be kept for public health emergencies. "The medicine we kept is mainly of common use, such as antibiotics and antidotes," Chen said. The...

2008-06-24 02:30:07

By GRAEME BROWN Engineering firm Air Management & Design has invested pounds40,000 in a new machine to boost sales in a market hit by soaring steel prices. The Chesterton-based company, which makes ducts, and fume removal and dust extraction systems, has spent the cash on a new plasma steel-cutting machine. Managing director Steve Evans said he wants to grow the firm despite the price of some metals rising by more than 40 per cent since the turn of the year, partly because of huge...

2006-10-29 03:00:23

By Frantzeskakis, John M; Frantzeskakis, Michael J PLANNING AND MANAGING THE TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE FOR THE OLYMPIC GAMES IS A COMPLEX TASK. THIS FEATURE SUMMARIZES THE EFFORTS THAT LED TO THE SUCCESSFUL 2004 OLYMPIC GAMES IN ATHENS, GREECE. INTRODUCTION Planning and managing the transportation infrastructure for the Olympic Games is a complex and difficult task. Host cities already have traffic problems and must secure acceptable levels of service for continuously increasing...

2006-08-08 03:02:13

By Nick Mulvenney BEIJING (Reuters) - The Beijing Olympics, which open two years to the day, will act as a catalyst for political and social development in China, organizing committee Secretary General Wang Wei said on Tuesday. Many within the International Olympic Committee (IOC) had hoped awarding China the Games would help accelerate reform in the Communist-controlled state. "For the whole society, the Olympic Games will speed up reform and opening up," Wang said at a news...

2006-08-06 12:15:54

BEIJING (Reuters) - Beijing Games chief Liu Qi says despite the huge investment already made the city needs to step up work on reducing pollution if it is to deliver a "Green Olympics" in 2008. Liu, president of the Beijing Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games (BOCOG), said he was confident that traffic would not be a problem by the time the Games open two years on Tuesday but more needed to be done to improve the notorious air quality in the Chinese capital. "There is still a...

2006-07-19 13:47:46

LONDON (Reuters) - Just like Germany and the World Cup, Britain will be consumed by a "feel-good factor" when it hosts the Olympic Games in 2012 and the country's businesses have a huge opportunity to benefit, officials said on Wednesday. Olympics Minister Tessa Jowell told a business conference in Leeds, northern England, that thousands of contracts would be on offer with businesses from across the country in a position to bid for work. "Last month I saw how the World Cup changed...

2006-06-22 09:20:03

By Stephanie Nebehay LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - Russia's Sochi, Salzburg in Austria and Pyeongchang in South Korea were named on Thursday on a shortlist to host the 2014 Winter Olympics. The three cities beat out competition from Bulgarian capital Sofia, Jaca in Spain, Almaty in Kazakhstan and Georgia's Borjomi which the IOC said were not yet ready to host the Games. The International Olympic Committee's executive board, whose 15 members include IOC President Jacques Rogge,...

2006-04-16 01:23:49

By Nick Mulvenney BEIJING (Reuters) - Internationally acclaimed Chinese film maker Zhang Yimou will direct the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, organizers announced on Sunday. Multi-Oscar winning Hollywood director Steven Spielberg, who was also present at Sunday's announcement in Beijing, will be part of Zhang's team as an artistic adviser. A member of China's "Fifth generation" of directors, Zhang is best known in the west for his 1991 film "Raise...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
Related