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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
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