Jana Rawlinson on target for gold in Beijing

Jana Rawlinson won gold in Osaka at the World Athletics championships in the 400 meter hurdles. It was her second gold medal at the championships. She gave birth to a son just 8 months ago.
“We’ve had such an up and down year - and to come home with this ‚Ķ” she said. “I [...]

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The Chinese government has released a list of 2,753 food and beverage items to standardize English menu translations and to curb strange menu items, that would only cause confusion to foreigners visiting China for the Olympics.
Some of more stranger items include “virgin chicken” (a young chicken dish) and “burnt lion’s head” (Chinese-style pork meatballs). [...]

Canada’s men’s basketball team has failed to qualify for the Beijing Olympics after losing to Puerto Rico 72-66.
Although they still have another chance to qualify in the Olympic qualifying wild-card tournament next July.
Read more: Canada eliminated, but Olympic hopes still alive

In preparation for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, airport authorities are doing their best to improve services in the airport. They aim to do this by:
- cutting prices on 1,700 items
- giving updates on delayed flights every 30 minutes
- providing free accommodation for passengers delayed more than four hours
“There is a very obvious gap between [...]

China Airlines announced a new slogan fro the Beijing Olympic Games: “Carrying the Olympics, Flying your dream”. The slogan was selected from thousands of entries submitted by China Airline employees.
“Air China will act as the representative of Chinese companies and will strive to offer the best services to the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games,” said [...]

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The Levono sponsored torch relay is calling for volunteers to run with the torch in Vietnam. Applications can be made through the Lenovo website here.
Applications must be submitted by September 20th 2007 for the relay to be run on April 30, 2008. You will also be placed in a competition to win [...]