Air China to start using new Beijing airport in March 2008

Air China will start using the new Terminal 3 of Beijing Capital Airport in March 2008. The airport is expanding to be able to support the expected increase in visitors for the Beijing Olympics.
The new airport terminal will be able to handle the new Airbus A380.
“Air China is proud to be the [...]

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The New York Times has an interesting article examining the environment in Beijing and what will happen once the Olympics are over. Beijing is growing so fast it is struggling to balance economic growth with the environment. It is attempting to temporarily shutdown factories to help clear the air.
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Five badminton players will cover the Malaysian leg of the torch relay, they include: Yap Kim Hock and Cheah Soon Kit as well as the Latif brothers.
The Malaysian leg will be held in the country’s capital Kuala Lumpur on April 20 and 21, 2008. The leg will finish at KL’s landmark Petronas Twin Towers.

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With eight months to go before the start of the Olympics only one venue remains to be completed - the national stadium and site for the opening and closing ceremonies. The stadium is due to be completed by March 2008.
“This year, venue construction was under way according to plan. All the new venues were [...]

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games has been released on the popular Nintendo Wii game console.
Players can choose to be either Mario or Sonic and battle it out to win gold medals at the Beijing Olympics. The game is rated “E” for everyone and includes track and field, tennis, swimming, jousting [...]

Indonesia is putting its hopes for an Olympic gold medal in the badminton mixed doubles. Nova Widianto and Lilyana Natsir are ranked second in the world. Team mates Flandy Limpele and Vita Marissa are ranked fourth.
“It has been a tradition for Indonesia to win gold medals at the Olympics and we aim to [...]

Liu Xiang who won gold in Athens in the 110 meter hurdles is apparently in good form as he starts his winter training in Beijing.
He will go to Europe at the end of February to participate in some indoor events. He will then attend a test event in May at the new national stadium [...]