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· June, 2008

Stories about Olympics from June, 2008

China: Measures to cut down on Beijing smog implemented

New traffic measures aimed at reducing pollution in time for the Olympics are now in place, writes Austin Ramzy at The China Blog. The test run last year didn't impress...

China: Free blogphones from fring for the Olympics

Vlogging the Olympics might be off-limits now (so they think), so hopefully that won't affect fringsters who show up with new free fring swag, in return for blogging Olympic events.

China: Bad Fuwa!

From Flickr user Matthew J. Stinson: “My favorite graffiti here depicts one of the Fuwa as a graffiti artist. It was added about a month ago.”

China: Beijing subway line 8 opens

China's Olympics are brought to us by the lucky number 8, as you've no doubt heard, so it only makes sense that line 8 of Beijing's subway system will bring...

China: New website for a free Tibet

“With the start of the Beijing Olympics less than 50 days away,” writes cold mtn at the Tibet Will Be Free blog, Students for a Free Tibet is stepping up...

China: Olympic trash

Fast fact from the Sierra Club blog The Green Life: Organizers of the Beijing Olympics expect the daily garbage load from the Athletes Village to reach 110,000 pounds.

Russia, U.S.: Becky Hammon

FP's Passport starts a discussion on whether the U.S. basketball player who'll play for Russia at the Olympics is “a traitor or a savvy capitalist.”

China: No vlogging the Olympics

Reporter-blogger ProState in Flames writes today of Deputy Director General of China's National Copyright Administration Xu Chao's recent statement that the filming of Olympic events for the purpose of blogging...

China: Prepping for Beijing

Head of Sports Science and Research of the British Olympic Association Marco Cardinale looks back at recent posts on his blog and elsewhere as his preparations for the Beijing Olympics...

China: Beijing students forced out for Olympics?

In ‘Beijing University Students Booted from Dorms for Olympics,’ Truth From Facts blogger nator gets a tip-off to that effect from a friend, in the form of an A4 notice,...

China: Olympic mascots from the past

Raider_dad at Fark.com forums posts a link to a list of all Olympic mascots dating back to 1968. Seeing Amik the Montreal beaver, reader Visceral Realist quips: “1976 looks nothing...

China: Olympic torch passes over Tibet

The BeijingWideOpen blogger is watching closely as the Beijing Olympic torch skipped over Tibet today and went straight to Xinjiang.

China: Learn Chinese for the Olympics

Via FreeLanguage.org we find that Chinese education 2.0 site ChinesePod.com has prepared a curriculum set especially for Olympic visitors, covering everything from dealing with mosquito bites to the Beijing dialect...

China: A glimpse at Olympic garden sculptures

Safin at FunEnclave posts a series of photos of artistic garden sculptures done in Chinese and Socialist style in preparation for the upcoming Beijing Olympics.

China: Curse of the Olympic mascots?

In case you ever wondered if those Olympic Fuwas weren't just a little too cute to be true, apparently you aren't the only one. For China, the superstitious formula to...

China: Olympic outhouses catch on fire, explode

The 24 Hours Online blogger Laohu ‘Tiger Temple’ Miao, who spent months earlier this year blogging the stories of destitute Beijing residents whose makeshift homes were harmonized to make way...

China: Olympic torch in Shangri-La

A thread on popular bbs site Tianya.cn is providing photos and live updates of today's Olympic torch relay, as it passes through the part of Yunnan province often referred to...

China: Olympic Pandas now in Beijing

Sina.com blogger EastIsRed66, who appears to be an employee of the Wolong Nature Reserve in Wenchuan, Sichuan, the hardest-hit area in last month's earthquake, has recently started a blog and...

China: Olympic Visa Policy

Fon from China Herald comments on the recent change in visa policy due to the Beijing Olympic.

China: Cruel Olympic Souvenir

Kenneth Tan from Shanghaiist puts together reports and comments on a cruel Olympic souvenir — a live fish keychain.

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