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Blog of the Rings Archive: August 2008


  • Equestrian events barely miss typhoon

    Typhoon Nuri slammed into Hong Kong yesterday, shutting down most of the city. However, the Olympic equestrian events were spared the brunt of Nuri's wrath. Published August 22 2008

  • Scalpers help fill numerous vacancies

    The Games are suffering from lack of attendance, though scads of ticket scalpers are helping last-minute buyers who missed the boat. Published August 19 2008

  • Olympic Games touch all China's hotspots

    Beijing's major sites are cashing in on the Games. Published August 16 2008

  • Georgia skirmish doesn't interrupt Games

    It seems many Chinese people aren't too concerned about the recent conflict in the the former Soviet republic of Georgia, and the Games continue uninterrupted. Published August 15 2008

  • Ziegler, Hoff out of 800 final

    Great Falls' Kate Ziegler and Towson's Katie Hoff don't qualify for 800 finals Published August 14 2008

  • Dancing mascots liven up the Games

    Come meet the dancing mascots of the 2008 Olympic games in Beijing. Published August 13 2008

  • Doping story No. 6

    Michael Phelps rolls on, the women's gymnastics team gets silver and we have another doping story. Published August 13 2008

  • Morning basketball

    The USA men's team is fixin' to face Angola Published August 12 2008

  • Malaythong a part of history

    Rockville native Bob Malaythong is part of history at badminton arena Published August 12 2008

  • Women's lineup announced

    The U.S. lineup for the women's team finals has been released Published August 12 2008

  • Olympic gardens spruce up smoggy venue

    While the dismal air quality leaves something to be desired and allergy-sufferers none too happy, Beijing city officials have been able to make amends by offering mini oases in the city: Olympic-themed gardens. Published August 11 2008

  • Doping story No. 5

    The good news is, it's not the Greeks this time around. Published August 11 2008

  • Phelps gets assist

    Michael Phelps' bid for eight gold medals is alive ... barely Published August 10 2008

  • Morning swim results

    It may be night in the U.S., but it's morning in China and we're back at the pool. Published August 10 2008

  • Spring to play big role

    Burke's Justin Spring will have a big say in whether the U.S. men's gymnastics team captures a medal. Published August 10 2008

  • Ziegler misses 400 final

    Great Falls swimmer Kate Ziegler is unable to qualify for Monday morning's 400 freestyle final Published August 10 2008

  • Doping story No. 4

    Another day, another drug story for the Greek Olympic team. Published August 10 2008

  • Women gymnasts fight adversity

    With only four healthy gymnasts, the U.S. put itself in position to challenge China for team gold. Published August 10 2008

  • Phelps loses ... a heat race

    Hours after winning the 400 IM, Michael Phelps finishes second in his 200 free heat race. Published August 10 2008

  • Bowman: Phelps' best ever

    The coach for Michael Phelps calls his 400 IM win his best race. Published August 10 2008