Olympics 2008

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Redeem Team: How Kobe Bryant’s steel restored pride to US basketball
A new Netflix documentary explores how the late NBA star helped provide some comfort for a team and country in turmoil

AR Shaw

07, Oct, 2022 @12:33 PM

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Mind Games: how China’s confidence soared between two Olympics
The international context and mood music are very different 14 years after the Beijing Summer Games

Vincent Ni China affairs correspondent

29, Dec, 2021 @5:00 AM

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My favourite game: Usain Bolt wins Olympic 200m gold at Beijing 2008 | Andy Bull
No one had got near Michael Johnson’s 1996 world record until the Jamaican giant scorched the Bird’s Nest and seared history

Andy Bull

23, Mar, 2020 @12:00 PM

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Carli Lloyd at the death: Ten years on from the USWNT's most improbable win
When the US met Brazil in the 2008 Olympic final, they were still recovering from the shock of a 4-0 defeat to Marta and Co at the 2007 World Cup

Beau Dure

21, Aug, 2018 @9:00 AM

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Usain Bolt stripped of 2008 Olympic relay gold after Nesta Carter fails drug test
Usain Bolt is no longer a nine-time Olympic champion after being stripped of his 2008 4x100m relay gold because his Jamaica team-mate, Nesta Carter, has been found guilty of a doping infringement.

Sean Ingle

25, Jan, 2017 @2:32 PM

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Javelin star Goldie Sayers calls for Russia to be 'properly punished'
Goldie Sayers could be upgraded to a bronze medal and has called for Russia to be banned from the 2016 Olympics in Rio because of ‘endemic’ drug taking

Sean Ingle

25, May, 2016 @7:47 PM

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GB athletes set to pick up 2008 Olympic medals won by Russian dope cheats
Goldie Sayers and the GB 4x400m men’s relay team could be awarded bronze medals from the Beijing Games after 14 Russian Olympians allegedly failed retrospective drug tests

James Riach and Sean Ingle

24, May, 2016 @7:54 PM

Chinese government makes life difficult for international journalists

Communist party erodes 2008 Olympics reforms

Roy Greenslade

17, Sep, 2014 @8:19 AM

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Propaganda artists from North Korea paint a rose-tinted China
The Beautiful Future sees icons of Beijing's skyline reimagined by a team of propaganda painters in Pyongyang

Oliver Wainwright

17, Oct, 2013 @10:44 AM

Sign petition to free Tibetan journalist

Dhondup Wangchen has spent more than four years in jail for making a documentary film

Roy Greenslade

06, Nov, 2012 @8:15 AM

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Legacy of Beijing is that Bird's Nest will take 30 years to pay off | Tania Branigan

The view from Beijing: four years on, China has struggled to keep the Olympic momentum going

Tania Branigan in Beijing

26, Jul, 2012 @9:59 PM

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From Beijing to London 2012: Where are Britain's gold medal winners?

How the past four years have unfolded for Britain's 27 champions from the last Olympic Games

Simon Burnton and Ian McCourt

24, Jul, 2012 @10:02 PM

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