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· July, 2008

Stories about Sport from July, 2008

Lithuania: President Abstains from Attending Olympics

Lituanica reports that the Lithuanian president, Valdas Adamkus, has decided not to attend the upcoming Olympic Games in Beijing.

Russia: Evictions in Sochi for 2014 Winter Olympics

Grigory Pasko at Robert Amsterdam addresses the problems local population in Sochi are experiencing as plans and building for the 2014 Winter Olympics go ahead.

Nepal: On China, media and the Olympics

Blogdai on China deciding to reverse its pledge to offer complete media freedom, and planning to censor the Internet used by foreign media during the Olympics.

China: Sneak peak at Beijing Games opening ceremony

Danwei.org has been on a very long roll with its Olympics coverage, and now founder Jeremy Goldkorn has found clips of an opening ceremony rehearsal taken covertly by a Korean...

Brunei: Extreme skateboard competition

In celebration of His Majesty the Sultan’s 62nd Birthday, a skateboard competition was held in Brunei. Shimworld posts some pictures of the event.

China: Beijing Olympics

DANWEI translates two blog posts about how the Olympics affects Beijing people's everyday life.

China: Demonstration Area

Hu yong hopes that the three demonstration areas set up during the Olympics would continue to exist after the international event.

Czech Republic: Fear of the Olympic China

The Czech Daily Word explains why “Czech athletes are a little afraid to go to China.”

China: Beijing on the eve of the Olympics

There's been lots of talk of the ‘leave Beijing for the Olympics’ (避孕) movement, but how's it looking for those who are going to stick it through (受孕)? Danwei.org‘s Joel...

China: Olympic Internet Access Fee

Andrew is very surprised about the Internet access fee in the media center at Beijing Olympics.

China: Olympic Lie

Zhaomu comments on a recent report claiming that Bill Gate will spend 100 millions to rent a high rise courtyard of one year in Beijing in order to have the...

Czech Republic, China: Pre-Olympics Scandal

The Czech Daily Word reports on the problems in relationship between the Czech Republic and China on the eve of the Olympics.

Panama: Passion and Disappointment of the Football Fan

Rob Rivera recommends to ask a Panamanian about his football team and, “what it’s like to see their team play beautifully to the point of making them proud, only to...

Iran:”Assassination of a Pharaoh”

Several Iranian bloggers such as Einiproxy[Fa] reported that football (soccer) game between Iran-Egypt did not happen because of an Iranian documentary portraying in a positive light the assassin who killed...

China: Police Olympics guide to stopping “illegal news coverage”

How many times has the BOCOG promised that foreign reporters will be given full reign to interview and report during the Olympics Games? Davesgonechina at Mutant Palm looks at the...

Jamaica, U.S.A.: Track & Field

Raw Politics…Jamaica Style! writes a detailed post about the Track and Field component of the upcoming Olympic Games.

China: Olympic protest zones

Jeremy Goldkorn at Danwei.org translates the news that the Beijing Organizing Committee of the Olympic Games has designated three special demonstration zones for protesters who show up at the Games.

China: Will Yao help China win basketball gold?

No doubt many eyes will be on Yao Ming during the Olympics, but will China's men's basketball team be able to take the gold? More on that at sometimes sports...

China: Beijing 2008 Olympics WordPress theme

For all you Thai-reading sports fan blogheads out there, do check out the 2008 Olympics WordPress theme. The cruel irony being, of course, that WordPress has been blocked in China...

China: No “Go China!” banners at the Olympics

Those attending the Olympics this year will be subject to the standard rules: no outside food or drinks, no sporting of commercial logos of any kind…but among all those is...

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