Medical Team Canada: bouncing to Beijing in aid of the medal haul
- Olympic challenges. Richards, Tessa // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);1/26/2008, Vol. 336 Issue 7637, p189
The article presents an overview of the effect that air pollution in Beijing, China may have on the health and performance of athletes competing in the 2008 Olympic games. A discussion of other Olympic games, including those held in Athens, Greece in 2004 and Los Angeles, California in 1984, in...
- The FN List. Bell, Jennie // FN: Footwear News;9/1/2008, Vol. 64 Issue 33, p24
The article lists the world renowned athletes who won gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games in China, including American swimmer Michael Phelps, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt and Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal.
- AutoWeek's Olympian. // AutoWeek;6/30/2008, Vol. 58 Issue 27, p9
The article focuses on profiling of athletes participating in the Olympic Games in Beijing, China, who have passion for high-performance automobiles. It informs that a complete list of the athletes profiled can be accessed from the periodical's Web site.
- Bound for BEIJING. Talbot, Nick // Burnet Bulletin (Texas);7/9/2008, Vol. 136 Issue 28, p1B
The article reports on the participation of Leo Manzano in Beijing Olympics in China as a member of the U.S. Olympic Track and Field team.
- Airing Out Beijing. Ramzy, Austin; Elegant, Simon // Time International (Atlantic Edition);1/21/2008, Vol. 171 Issue 3, p41
This article describes Beijing's efforts to clean the air in the city before the 2008 Summer Olympics arrive. Due to the city's high pollution levels this will be a difficult project but steps are already being taken to help achieve this goal, including the dismantling of chemical plants and...
- China, the Olympics and a chance to see the world. Albom, Mitch // Fort Worth Business Press;8/18/2008, Vol. 22 Issue 32, p34
The author reflects on he should make the Olympic journey to China. He believes that there is no bigger country undergoing a bigger change in the world. He also believes that the country is a place of several cultural traditions and history. He also wants to experience the feeling of seeing the...
- Is China Turning Green? Esty, Daniel // Fortune International (Europe);5/14/2007, Vol. 155 Issue 8, p20
This article reports on the efforts by China to embrace environmentalism. China's astounding economic growth has brought unavoidable pollution issues, which the government is beginning to address. Air quality at several major cities have become dangerously unhealthy and with the 2008 Olympics in...
- China Needs to Do More for Air Quality. Durkalski, Esther // Paperboard Packaging;Apr2008, Vol. 93 Issue 3, p6
The author reflects on the necessity for China to improve its air quality for the 2008 Olympic Games. She notes that the government implements a plan to improve air quality in Beijing to combat the city's smog for the sports event. She points out that factories were temporarily shut down and...
- OLYMPICS COUNTDOWN. // Time International (South Pacific Edition);3/19/2007, Issue 10, p40
The article discusses the air quality in Beijing, China in regards to the Olympic Games that will be hosted there in 2008. Despite cleanup efforts, the air pollution index in the city will most likely be unhealthy during the Games. It is stated that private vehicles may have to be banned from...