Australia women’s basketball gains qualifies for 2008 Olympics

The Australia women’s basketball has qualified for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.
They defeated Russia at the FIBA World Womenís Championship in Brazil.

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Main stadium completed

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The main Olympic stadium in Beijing has been completed. The stadium seats 91,000 people and was designed by Swiss architects Herzog and de Meuron.
The Olympic committee have advised organizers in the past to slow down with preparations, but at least with the stadium now complete, they can test their event planning skills at [...]

China is creating a reality show to help select the Olympic rowing team. People with no experience will be able to sign up and if selected train with the existing team.
“Rowing has always been considered an upper-tier, Ivy League sport. This will be a great way to popularise the sport in China and encourage [...]

The Chinese government has said that international reporters will be to travel unhindered anywhere in China while the games are taking place.
Mrs Jowell, who is visiting Beijing as UK Olympic minister, said she received a positive response when she raised the issue with her counterpart, Mr Liu. “He gave me a clear assurance that he [...]