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IOC President's closing Message

Dear Chinese Friends,

Tonight, we come to the end of 16 glorious days which we will cherish forever.

Thank you to the people of China, all the wonderful volunteers and BOCOG!more
Part of the Village - on the right is the NOC services center

Is the Beijing Village the best ever accommodation

One of the key themes of the Beijing Village is its environmentally friendly features - it uses solar energy and has its own water filtration system!

The Olympic Village in Beijing, located adjacent to the Olympic Green, is a complex of 22 six-story buildings and 20 nine-story buildings. The Village will house the more than 16,800 athletes, coaches, and officials participating in the Games of the XXIX Olympiad.more

Kiribati Arrive in Beijing

Its Games number 2 for Kiribati but that doesn't mean the thrill is any less intense.more

Letter From Paul Coffa

See below a letter form Paul Coffa and a list of training Schedules for Pacific Weight Lifters in the new impressive Training Hall.

Dear Friends,

As we get closer to the eve of the Olympic Games and after four years of work by everyone, I am taking this opportunity to thank all NOC’s and National Federations for their support to weightlifting and to their athletes.more
Tonga Team Farewelled at Embassy of China

Tonga on their Way

Members of the Team Tonga delegation as well as members of the media were gathering the Embassy for the People’s Republic of China for a “Sending Off” by the Ambassador, HE Mr Hu Yeshun and members of the staff of the Embassy.more

Team Vanuatu to Olympic Games

Team Vanuatu to the 2008 Olympic Games will be departing Vila on Monday 4 August 2008 for Beijing, China.

The Team consists of athletes, Moses Kamut and Elis Lapenmal in Athletics and Priscila Tommy in Table-Tennis. Accompanying them are Coaches Denison Tari, Sun Hongyi and Anolyn Lulu.

The Team itself will be lead by Chef de Mission, Antoine Boudier and Team Manager, Henry Tavoa.....more

Itte Detenamo, Nauru's only athlete to Beijing.

Itte Detenamo, 21 year old, super heavyweight (105+kg category) has been confirmed as the lifter and only athlete who will represent Nauru at next month's Olympic Games.

This decision was made by the Nauru Olympic Committee, following a final trial test held at the Oceania Weightlifting Institute in Noumea, New Caledonia, between Yukio Peter 77kg category and Itte Detenamo 105+kg category.more
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There is no doubt that China and the USA will do well but who else will join them in top 5 places over the medal stakes?