Taekwondo officials want Matos and his coach banned for life from the sport. But Castro expressed "our total solidarity" for both Matos and his coach.
The New China was busy getting Beijing ready for the Olympics: there were dissidents to round up, the Internet to restrict, and Fake Walls to build.
"The athletes of 16 countries were not represented by their national flags, and the Olympic Anthem replaced their national anthems at medal ceremonies. As a result, there were a few ceremonies where three Olympic Flags were raised." Wikiped
John Edwards, in footage that ended up on the ABC editing room floor, claimed that the Enquirer's photo of him holding a baby was a fake--kinda.
A Chinese man stabbed the in-laws of the US Olympic men's volleyball coach, killing one and injuring the other. Attacked two American tourists on the opening day of the Olympic Games, killing one of them before committing suicide.
Before settling in for the opening festivities, Bush jabbed at China's human rights record and spoke with Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin about fighting in the breakaway Georgian province of South Ossetia.
BEIJING (Reuters) - Audiences around the world gave rave reviews to the Beijing Olympics opening extravaganza on Saturday, though some commentators questioned whether it left too strong a taste of China's military might.
Bush said he is "honored" to be invited to attend the Beijing Olympics.
At a ceremony in Beijing to unveil the squad of 639 athletes, basketball star Yao, reigning 110m Olympic champion Liu Xiang and dozens of others vowed in unison to do the nation of 1.3 billion people proud.
NBC announced Monday that it will be offering complete online coverage of this Olympic Games in Beijing, China. "(MS)NBC Olympics on the Go" However, there's a catch,... exclusively available to Windows Vista users. (Weak... very
Athletes from Iraq have been banned from taking part at this summer's Beijing Games, the International Olympic Committee has announced.