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· September, 2008

Stories about Olympics from September, 2008

China: Will a Nobel Peace Prize really hurt our feelings?

Hu Jia's nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize has raised the question: are The Chinese People easily upset by the notion of human rights? Party spokesman Liu Jianchao would have...

China: 2008 Beijing Paralympics Ends

Allen blogs about the closing ceremony of 2008 Beijing Paralympics at the Fool's Mountain.

Jamaica, U.S.A.: Poor Sportsmanship

“I think he forgot (that in) 2003 he failed several drug tests that questioned the validity of his achievements. Sometimes folks think what you are doing is what they are...

Jamaica: Too Much Free Time?

“Too much human resource seems to be wasting away, which is quite evident not only from Usain's reception crowd, but by the parties and dances that are kept every single...

Jamaica, Guyana: Bolt Welcomed Home

“The rain didn't stop Usain Bolt's return ‘back a yawd’. People lined the road from Norman Manley Airport all the way to the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in New Kingston”: A...

China: Free market economists urge post-Olympics social and political reforms

The huge economic strides China has taken over the past thirty years was one of the main themes in Olympics coverage; now that foreigners and their media have stopped gawking...

Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica: Olympic Party

“September is the month for celebration as athletes from Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica return home from the Beijing Olympics”: Caribbean Beat Blog wants to get the party started!

Macau: Olympic winners parade

Leocardo [pt] reports that the 63 Chinese medal winners have arrived today in Macau, part of a tour of China that, accorging to the blogger, made they look like “monkeys...

China: Yang Jia given death penalty in problematic trial

Yang killed people, and this should have been condemned by society. What comes unexpectedly, though, is that he actually earned many people's sympathy. Can't people tell right from wrong? What...

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