16 August 2008

Stories from 16 August 2008

Poland: Army Day

  16 August 2008

Ian Scattergood of 20 East comments on yesterday's celebration of the Army Day in Poland, including several photos of the military parades around Warsaw.

China: Who's winning the Olympics so far?

  16 August 2008

Blogspot blogger Johnny Ong looks at Chinese and US media Olympics coverage and poses an interesting question: what does constitute “winning” the Olympics: number of gold medals, or number of medals overall?

AIDS 2008: Lifting the Travel Ban on HIV-Positive People

  16 August 2008

The XVII International AIDS Conference ended in Mexico City last week, leaving participants with much to focus on until the next conference, which takes place in Vienna in 2010. One of these areas of focus are the travel restrictions imposed on HIV-positive people entering a country for the short or...

China: ljc, piglet and domo's fyi Olympics blog

  16 August 2008

And easily one of the coolest-looking blogs following the Beijing Olympics is ljcfyi (in Beijing), where ljc has taken many spectacular photos of everything from Fuwas bumping around and doing headstands between sports to the different colors of the Water Cube morph cycle to everywhere her friends Piglet and Domo...

China: V for Volleyball and…

  16 August 2008

..Victory! Photoblogger Derrick Story shares some of his photos taken late last week of players from the women's teams from China and a couple other countries: “captured with a Canon 5D, with a 70-200mm Canon L using a matching 1.4X multiplier.”

China: Boxing heavyweights!

  16 August 2008

MySpacer Dr. O spent last night watching the super heavyweight boxing matches. Algeria's coach got kicked out. Legendary Cuban boxing star Teófilo Stevenson was there! See it all in Dr. O's video and photos and: “The last big kick of the night was the Chinese Zhang Zhilei – all 6'7″...

China: Sneak peek inside Athletes’ Village

  16 August 2008

Still at the Catch Up Lady‘s blog, we had to give big props to this post too, ‘Bikes in the Athletes’ Village: An Olympic Revolution’: “One of the best “insider” stories that came out of the afternoon was the inside scoop on the collapsible bikes that all the athletes’ are...

China: What The Olympics Are Really About

  16 August 2008

Talk to Catch Up Lady blogger for a vivid sense of not just the mood in and around the Olympics, but with her photos and video taken at the Water Cube before and during the heat yesterday in which Michael Phelps‘ won his sixth gold medal, the sounds and sights...

China: Pick your truth on He Kexin's age

  16 August 2008

People are calling for bone testing to find the truth regarding He Kexin‘s age, Life 2.0 blogger Isaac Mao writes: ‘Forget that, we've already won and lost all the face there is to win or lose. The IOC is playing stupid, so let them have it.’ So just what is...

Yemen: Somalia's True Neighbour

“While our rich and much wealthier neighbors shun Somali refugees and keep them out, Yemen – one of the poorest countries in the world – is one of the very few places that Somali refugees are warmly welcomed, allowed to freely move and work; and have free health care and...

Bolivia: International Book Fair in La Paz

  16 August 2008

Cristina Quisbert blogs from the 13th International Book Fair being held in La Paz, Bolivia [es]. She notes that the Vice-President Alvaro Garcia Linera hopes that the ability to buy books is not the privilege of just a few.

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