Stories about Laos from August, 2008
Southeast Asian countries garnered 12 medals in the recently concluded 2008 Beijing Olympics. Indonesia leads the pack with 5 medals: 1 gold, 1 silver and 3 bronze medals.
The 2008 Beijing Olympics informed many people around the world that Laos is pronounced as Lao (silent ‘s’), as noted by I Eat Padek.
Lao athletes who participated in the Beijing Olympics were chosen because of their close ties to the Lao communist government, as alleged by a commenter in the blog post of Lao Cook.
Lao Voices blogs about a project which helps Vientiane street kids by training them to be Lao cooks.
Apocalypse Lao endorses an online map of Vientiane