U.S. boxer Shawn Estrada qualifies for Beijing Olympics

Shawn Estrada became the United States ninth boxer to qualify for the Beijing Olympics. He defeated Brazilian middleweight Yamaguchi Florentine to earn his spot on the boxing team.
The other boxers to qualify include light flyweight Luis Yanez, Duncanville, Texas; flyweight Rau’shee Warren, Cincinnati; bantamweight Gary Russell Jr., Capitol Heights, Md.; featherweight Raynell Williams, Cleveland; [...]

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Today marks exactly 100 days to go until the Beijing Olympics. There was a marathon held at the Olympic Green, but I couldn’t find anywhere online that had the start times for the event. By the time I got there around mid-day, it was all over. I then rode to the Drum [...]

The international leg of the torch relay for the Beijing Olympics has now concluded in Vietnam. It received a warm welcome in Ho Chi Min City.
“I don’t know about the protests in other countries, but as far as Vietnam is concerned, we are happy to welcome this torch,” said Vu Thi Van, a 61-year-old [...]

It is my second recent trip to Beijing this year and I thought I should get around to visiting the Great Wall of China. I suppose one misconceptions of the Great Wall is that it is one continuous wall across the country. In fact it is made up of several disjointed sections. [...]

Russian tennis champions Maria Sharapova and Svetlana Kuznetsova will represent their country in the women’s tennis singles.
“We can send four single players and two doubles to Beijing,” Russia’s federation chief Shamil Tarpishchev told the press. “Sharapova and Kuznetsova will definitely play in the women’s tournament, while the other girls will fight it out [...]

China’s 3G mobile network will be available in time for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. China Mobile and Korea’s Samsung is supplying Olympic organizers with 5,000 3G handsets, data cards and nearly 3 million yuan (about 428,600 U.S. dollars) of calling fees.
Users will be able to enjoy high speed data transmissions enabling them to [...]

The death toll from yesterday’s train crash in China rose to 77. The train from Beijing was bound for Qingdao and crashed on route. Qingdao is where the sailing events will be held for the Beijing Olympics. The rail line was built in 1897 but was due to be upgraded for the [...]