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· April, 2008

Stories about Olympics from April, 2008

Taiwan: What is the dream we have in the Olympic Game?

Before an ancient Olympic Game, ancient Greek people ignited a torch before Temple of Olympian Zeus.[...] The torch holder would run and shout, 'stop wars to join the Olympics!' Where...

China: One world, one dream, and one multi-front protest

The Chinese global anti-Carrefour boycott was supposed to begin on May 1, but with tempers flaring over CNN commentator Jack Cafferty's on-air remarks this past week, and a number of...

China: Fallout from the Free Tibet protests

Anti-China protests this week sent nationalist sentiment in China up to a boiling roar. So when one young woman studying in the US was "caught" participating in a Free Tibet...

Jamaica, China: The Politics of Sport

“What does it say about us that we are willing to put human rights on hold just so we can have something to watch on TV for two weeks? If...

Trinidad & Tobago: This & That

Trinidadian blogger Jeremy Taylor lets loose on everything from the tour of the Olympic torch to the elections in Zimbabwe.

Cuba, China, Tibet: Reactions

“As you may be aware, the Olympic torch relay through major European cities has been successfully disrupted over the past week by demonstrators calling on Communist China to respect human...

China: Hu Jia to be sentenced today

Blogger Hu Jia goes back on 'trial' in a few hours where it is expected he will be handed down a sentence of up to five years in prison based...

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The 2012 Summer Olympic Games are scheduled to take place in London, United Kingdom from 27 July to 12 August, 2012. With 26 sports, 10,500 athletes and millions of spectators, the Olympics is the world’s biggest sporting event. London will become the first city to officially host the modern Olympic Games three times, having previously done so in 1908 and in 1948.

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