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Charles Whelan

Charles Whelan

    Thunder, rain and typhoons predicted for Games
    Thunder, rain and typhoons predicted for Games
    Weather forecasters on Sunday predicted thunder and rain in Beijing on the day of the Olympic opening ceremony and warned that typhoons could...
    China censors the internet during Games
    China censors the internet during Games
    Foreign reporters will not have complete access to the internet during the Beijing Olympics, Games organisers said on Wednesday, reversing a pledge...
    Optimism floods back to Beijing ahead of Games
    Optimism floods back to Beijing ahead of Games
    Optimism is flooding back to Beijing two months before the Olympics, with organisers eyeing success despite fears over pollution, security and the...
    China's Olympic year of celebration turns to tragedy
    China's Olympic year of celebration turns to tragedy
    A devastating earthquake is the latest in a series of disasters and controversies that have turned what China had hoped would be an Olympic year of...
    China slams 'blasphemy against the Olympic spirit'
    China slams 'blasphemy against the Olympic spirit'
    China said on Tuesday that protesters were out to hijack the Olympic Games as the torch relay embarked on a world tour that is certain to ignite...
    No second chance in Olympic IT race
    No second chance in Olympic IT race
    A marathon contest longer and more complex than any race at the Olympic Games is unfolding behind the windowless facade of Digital Beijing.
    China faces Games crisis over Darfur
    China faces Games crisis over Darfur
    China was facing a major international crisis linked to the Olympics on Thursday amid mounting pressure over its role in Darfur after United States...
    Beijing backs gag order following uproar in UK
    Beijing backs gag order following uproar in UK
    Beijing Olympic organisers said on Monday they backed a ban on political protests by athletes attending this year's Games, amid an uproar over an...
    China eyes Olympic glory through haze
    China eyes Olympic glory through haze
    The hardest part is yet to come for Beijing Olympic organisers, heading into 2008 with all plans in place but potential pitfalls aplenty in the...
    Beijing apologises for Olympics ticket fiasco
    Beijing apologises for Olympics ticket fiasco
    Beijing Olympics organisers apologised on Wednesday after suspending ticket sales following a booking system meltdown, their first major blunder in...
    Beijing bans 1,3-million cars to cut pollution
    Beijing bans 1,3-million cars to cut pollution
    Beijing banned more than one million cars from its roads on Friday in a test run to improve air quality for the Olympics, easing gridlock but...
    Beijing dismisses Olympic pollution fears
    Beijing dismisses Olympic pollution fears
    Beijing Olympic organisers said on Thursday they were confident that athletes would compete in clean air next year despite revelations that events...