17 June 2008

Stories from 17 June 2008

The Balkans: Ingeborg Beugel

Say: Macedonia quotes from an interview with Ingeborg Beugel, “a Dutch reporter and author of several documentaries about the crimes committed in Bosnia”: “In an interview for the online site Sarajevo-x.com, she talks about the rise of the Greek nationalism and the participation of Greek mercenaries in the war in...

Bulgaria: Gay Pride on June 28

Petya of Bighead writes about the upcoming gay pride parade in Sofia: “… I've already seen notes from the Bulgarian major nationalist party urging their supporters to organize a counter-protest…At any rate, it is so insane, I am embarrassed to even translate it.”

China: Prepping for Beijing

  17 June 2008

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 heat up.

China: Beijing students forced out for Olympics?

  17 June 2008

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, and goes online to see what those at other Beijing campuses are going through.

China: Olympic mascots from the past

  17 June 2008

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 like the beavers I've seen.” See if you recognize (or remember) the rest here.

China: Learn Chinese for the Olympics

  17 June 2008

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 to getting around the Olympic Village.

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