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'Fake' ethnic minority children at Olympic opening ceremony
Beijing, Aug 15 (DPA) The children wearing traditional costumes displaying the unity of China's 56 ethnic groups at the opening ceremony of the Beijing Games were all members of the Han Chinese majority, an official confirmed Friday.

Friday, August 15, 2008 6:19:12 PM

Swimming hat-trick for US as Phelps wins sixth gold
Beijing, Aug 15 (DPA) American swimmers scored a hat-trick of victories and set three world records at the Beijing Olympics Friday as superstar Michael Phelps took his tally of gold medals to six.

Friday, August 15, 2008 6:18:38 PM

Liukin takes women's all-around gold in gymnastics
Beijing, Aug 15 (DPA) Nastia Liukin helped the United States women's gymnastics team make up for the disappointment of finishing second to China in the team competition by winning gold Friday in the all-around event at the National Indoor Stadium in Beijing.

Friday, August 15, 2008 6:16:53 PM

Comeback Queen Steffen finds gold in pool
Beijing, Aug 15 (DPA) As a 15-year-old, Britta Steffen won six titles at the European Youth Championships in 1999 and everybody thought the German had a great swimming career ahead of her.

Friday, August 15, 2008 5:38:50 PM

German swimmer gatecrashes US victory parade
Beijing, Aug 15 (DPA) Germany's Britta Steffen gatecrashed an American victory parade Friday as she took the women's 100m freestyle-the only non-American to win a gold medal in the Olympic swimming competition on the day as Michael Phelps, Rebecca Soni and Ryan Lochte all swam world records.

Friday, August 15, 2008 5:33:07 PM

North Korean loses medals after failed dope test
Beijing, Aug 15 (DPA) North Korea's Kim Jong Su became the first athlete to lose an Olympic medal for doping when the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced Friday that he had been disqualified for failing a dope test.

Friday, August 15, 2008 5:29:31 PM

Beckham to star at Beijing closing ceremony
Beijing, Aug 15 (IANS) After Chinese wizardry at the opening Ceremony, London, which hosts the 2012 Olympics, will rely on its famous footballer David Beckham to enthrall the spectators at the closing's handover ceremony on August 24.

Friday, August 15, 2008 4:55:51 PM

Paes, Bhupathi knocked out of Olympics
Beijing, Aug 15 (IANS) India's Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi crashed out of Olympics tennis competition losing in straight sets to the Swiss pair Roger Federer and Stanislas Warwinka in men's doubles quarterfinal here Friday.

Friday, August 15, 2008 2:45:11 PM

Beijing duck top favourite of Olympians
Beijing, Aug 15 (Xinhua) The Beijing roast duck, arguably the most widely known Chinese dish the world over, has become a top favourite of athletes competing at the Olympics.

Friday, August 15, 2008 2:43:42 PM

Rice to visit Georgia, Russians not moving out
Tbilisi, Aug 15 (DPA) US Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice was en route to Tbilisi Friday, as Russia's military continued to occupy two Georgian provinces despite a ceasefire agreement obliging them to leave.

Friday, August 15, 2008 2:20:37 PM

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