Mark Lopez fails to qualify in taekwando qualifier

Mark Lopez from Texas failed to qualify for the Beijing Olympics at the Taekwondo Qualification Event currently being held in Manchester.
He lost to South Korea’s Son Tae Jin. He will have one more chance to qualify at the Am Olympic Qualifier held in Cali, Colombia, in December.
Read more: Mark Lopez Loses Quarterfinal Match in [...]

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The Beijing Organizing Committee have announced that the Beijing Olympic Games opening ceremony will go for 3.5 hours.
The opening ceremony will start at exactly 8:08:08 PM. Chinese film director Zhang Yimou, will be directing the opening and closing ceremonies.
The opening promises to be a spectacular event and organizers are going all out [...]

Salitun Area
The Bookworm
Cafe, restaurant and library.
Sanlitun Nanji (behind Building 4)
Website: www.chinabookworm.com
Chaoyang
Bento & Berries
Bakery and cafe in the Kerry Centre.
1/F, Kerry Centre Shopping Mall, 1 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang
Haitian
Sculpting in Time Cafe
Cool cafe and restaurant.
No.1 Building 12 Hua qing jia yuan. Cheng fu lu.
Near WuDaoKou train station.

Beijing’s airport is 16 miles or 27 kilometers from the center of town and takes around 30 minutes to get ther depending on the traffic.
An airport express bus operates between the airport and major destinations in the capital. It is a good idea to know which area your hotel is located so [...]

Holder of the 100 meter world record, Asafa Powell is considering competing in the 200 meters at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, despite not liking the event.
“I’m still not sure about it,” Powell said yesterday. “I really don’t like the 200 but maybe I will do a couple more next season just to get stronger for [...]

Golden Week Holiday

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This week marks the start of the Golden Week holiday in China. With China’s new found wealth it citizens have discovered travel. I was planning to travel to Qingdao this week to check out the site of the sailing events for the 2008 Beijing Games, but it was impossible to book a train [...]

Pang Jiaying won the women’s 200 meter freestyle event at the Chinese nationals held this week.
“I came here just for meeting the Olympic A qualification standard in the 200 meters freestyle, ” said a tired Pang. “I felt great after winning the 100 meters freestyle on Monday. Therefore, I was very confident in the 200 [...]