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The International Gymnastic Federation (FIG), cleared the five Chinese gymnasts who were suspected of being underage at the Beijing Olympics. (photo, from bbc.co.uk) (more…)

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With victory in the 4x100m medley, swimmer Michael Phelps (photo, from bbc.co.uk) won his eighth Olympic gold medal of the Beijing Games, in order to beat the record established by Mark Spitz in 1972, where he won seven. (more…)

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Trying to improve the Chinese capital’s air quality in time for the Olympic Games, restrictions on driving have been introduced in Beijing (photo, from abc.net.au). Coming into effect on Sunday, 19 days before the sporting event begins, the directive bans private vehicles with odd, and even, numbered licence plates from Beijing’s roads on alternate days. (more…)

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