British royal family welcomes Olympic Games

2012-07-26 17:29:18

The British royal family has been fully engaged in the London 2012 Olympic Games as bidders, planners, spectators and even the players.

London, the city to host the most Olympics

2012-07-25 17:08:54

The city of London will now host its 3rd Games, giving it another historic achievement as the city to host the most Olympics.

St Louis, first Amercian city to host Olympics

2012-07-20 16:21:19

St Louis was the first US city to host the Olympic Games. In 1904, the 3rd Olympic Games left Europe for the first time, which was significant to the internationalization of the Olympics. But because of the long distance, many European athletes were not able to go, and only 12 countries participated in those Games. Weight-lifting, boxing, freestyle wrestling and decathlon were introduced into the Games for the first time.

London Olympic mascot named after small town

2012-07-18 11:36:12

Much Wenlock is the birthplace of the modern Olympic Games set up in 1850 and the games are still held every year. The mascot of the upcoming London Olympic Games has been named "Wenlock" after the small town.

Photos: Olympic Games over the years

2012-07-06 17:14:07

The Olympic Games has been going on for more than a century, overcoming thistles and thorns. As the 30th Games draws near, let's take a look at some events that have taken place in the Games history.

Countdown to London Games

2012-07-17 15:46:14

Chinese hurdler Liu Xiang headed to Germany for his last tune-up before the Olympics begin in less than two weeks.

Special: Olympic sports originated in Britain

2012-07-13 16:40:24

Olympic sports originated in Britain

Special: London Games to boost business gains

2012-07-08 07:47:52

As a time of global economic slowdown, the London Olympic Games is viewed by some as a business carnival, and marketeers in China and around the world habe stepped up to grasp their opportunities from the event.

Olympic shadow looms large over Wimbledon

2012-06-25 17:27:04

For all its tradition and prestige, there is an unmistakable sense swirling round Wimbledon that this year's tournament is a dress rehearsal for a bigger sporting occasion.

Retired Yao still at the center

2012-06-25 10:37:37

Yao Ming, retired Chinese basketball player, smiles as he watches a China-Serbia basketball game from the sideline in Kunshang, East China's Jiangsu province, June 24, 2012.

Beckham torch lights up auction site

2012-06-21 15:20:21

An Olympic torch carried by David Beckham has attracted bids of over 1,500 pounds ($2,400) after London organisers began an online auction of Games memorabilia.

London a tough terrorist target: ex-minister

2012-06-15 16:31:33

Any potential attacker planning to threaten the Olympic Games that begin next month will find London a "hard target" to penetrate, a former British security minister has said.

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2 38 27 22
3 29 17 19
4 24 25 33
5 13 8 7
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