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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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