from Changing China:

Will China change post-Olympics?

August 25, 2008

torch goes outThe million dollar question on the minds of many: Will China change after the Olympics?

from Changing China:

Beijing podcast — day 16

August 24, 2008

Join us for the 16th and last podcast from the Beijing Olympics. We cast an eye back over the best moments of the Games, discuss Beijing's world ranking and look ahead to quite a contrast with the next Olympics in London.

from Changing China:

Snapshot Beijing, 3: Usain Bolt’s victory in the 100m

August 24, 2008

Bolt snapshot

At the 1988 Olympics in Seoul. I shall never forget sitting in the front row and watching Ben Johnson hurtling towards the finish line in the 100 metres and then raising his hand aloft in an almost contemptuous "I am Number One" gesture.

from Changing China:

Redeem team brings it home for the U.S.

August 24, 2008

redeem team

After watching the United States destroy every opponent in the basketball tournament by an average of more than 30 points before the final on Sunday, there probably weren't many people expecting Spain to have a chance against a "Redeem Team" determined to win back the gold medal after the debacle of the bronze in 2004.

from Changing China:

Beckham hits Beijing

August 24, 2008

Beckham applaudsAs if any more glitz was needed at the Beijing Olympics, David Beckham flew into China at the weekend to promote the 2012 Games in London.

from Changing China:

Kenya, Ethiopia reap rewards from hard work

August 24, 2008

Dibaba leads the packDespite setbacks ahead of the Beijing Olympic Games, Kenya will leave Beijing in glory after capturing 5 gold medals, 5 silvers and four bronze in distance running.

from Changing China:

Some sounds are there to be savoured

August 24, 2008

headers and volleysSimon Denyer blogged this week about the cheesy American rock music that has drowned out so many moments of quiet at these Games. What's so wrong with the sound of silence, he asked?

from Changing China:

Snapshot Beijing, 2: Matthias Steiner

August 24, 2008

Steiner

Continuing our look at the golden moments from the Games, Sophie Hardach tells us what it was like watching the heart-wrenching story of weightlifter Matthias Steiner unfold.

from Changing China:

Story of day 15: Mitcham’s amazing dive

August 24, 2008

Mitcham dives

Matthew Mitcham did two surprising things in Beijing. He scooped a gold medal from the apparently invincible Chinese diving team and told anyone who asked that he is gay.