Usain Bolt may have been the only athlete who upstaged swimmer Michael Phelps in the recent Beijing Olympics. The Jamaican sprinter surprisingly set two individual world records in the 100 and 200 meters and was part of a 4×100 relay world record Jamaican team.

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Herzog de Meuron "Bird’s Nest" / National Stadium (The Main Stadium for the 2008 Olympic Games) / Beijing, China /Competition 2002, realization 2004-2008

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German rider Peter Schumacher went on trial in Stuttgart on Wednesday (April 10) following his recent doping admission. In an interview with German magazine Der Spiegel last month, Schumacher said that doping was part of his training just like eating a "plate of pasta". Schumacher tested positive for the blood-boosting drug EPO-CERA at the 2008 Tour de France and the Beijing Olympic Games but had always previously denied cheating. He was given a two-year ban, which was later reduced.

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Olympic Park Observation Tower, Beijing, China designed by Shi Yingfang, Li Lei and Wen Yaling, height 243m. Construction began in 2008, to coincide with that year's Summer Olympics and completed/opened in 2014. It is used strictly for observation; there is no provision for offices or apartments. 258 metres (846 ft) in height, its design, with 4 smaller circular floors at different heights and positions below a larger top floor, is meant to echo the Olympic rings.

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10 things to do in Beijing for the first timers! Get a list of the attractions you shouldn't miss when you visit the Red Capital.

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The 2012 INFORMS International Conference is scheduled for June 24-27, 2012 in Beijing, China. On behalf of the Organizing and Program Committees, I invite you to attend this international meeting. The conference will be hosted by Tsinghua University and will take place at the National Convention Center in the Beijing Olympic Park. A wide range of accommodation is available around the Park, from budget accommodation up to seven-star hotels. The theme of the conference will be OR/MS for a…

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Light Thread - 2008 Beijing Olympic Wrestling Arena - EASTERN design office - sketch Source :

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