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When three 8s come together
The Olympics were slated to begin at 08:08:08 pm on August 8, 2008. Find out the numerological impact of the date Bollywood stars.
   
All eyes on Beijing for Olympics inaugural
Beijing has scheduled the opening ceremony at eight minutes past 8 pm on the eighth day of the eighth month of 2008.
   
Terror threat over Olympics
Islamic group Turkestan Islamic Party releases video threatening to bomb Games venues as it says China's Communist regime has mistreated Muslims.
   
Weightlifter Monika Devi fails dope test
Monika Devi has been withdrawn from the Indian squad for the Beijing Olympics as she failed to clear a dope test. She was India's only participant for women's weightlifting.
   
Star-gazing at Beijing airport
Fans throng to catch a glimpse of Rafael Nadal as he arrives in Beijing for the big event. Fans waited for hours for stars like Nadal, soccer player Lionel Messi and swimming favourite Michael Phelps.
   
India’s Beijing Olympics dreams
Indian athletes winning gold in Beijing is remote, but it would be safe to expect a medal at least in tennis, boxing, shooting and even archery.
   
To Beijing. To glory?
The Indian contingent, which includes 17 athletes and 9 shooters, will take millions of hopes along with them to the Beijing Olympics starting next month.
   
Beijing Olympics: The countdown begins
In the wake of terror threats, 100,000 anti-terrorism police force has been deployed in Beijing and over half-a-million volunteers are being made available to make sure the games go smoothly.
   
Golden moments of Indian hockey
Eight-time Olympic hockey champions India have failed to qualify for the games in Beijing this year. Indian hockey's present may be dispairing, but the past is glorious. Here's a rewind.
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Medals Tally (Beijing 2008)
Country G S B T
1. China 51 21 28 100
2. USA 36 38 36 110
3. Russia 23 21 28 72
4. Britain 19 13 15 47
5. Germany 16 10 15 41
6. Australia 14 15 17 46
7. S Korea 13 10 8 31
8. Japan 9 6 10 25
9. Italy 8 10 10 28
10. France 7 16 17 40
50. India 1 0 2 3
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Medals Tally ( Athens 2004)
 
 
 
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We are proud of Abhinav Bindra, Sushil Kumar and Bijender Kumar. Congratulations to all of them. I hope now the corporate world and media in the country will concentrate more on games other than cricket.
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