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Beijing Olympic pole vault champion Hooker retires

Steve HookerCanberra, April 12 - The 2008 Beijing Olympic pole vault champion Steve Hooker of Australia announced his retirement from the sport.

Chinese Olympic champs face university dismissal

Beijing OlympicsBeijing, Sep 8 : Two Olympic champions from China are facing a possible dismissal from a university in the country after they failed to attend enough classes for their Masters programmes.

Beijing Olympics official report released

Beijing Olympics official report releasedBeijing, Aug 9 - China has released the official report of the 2008 Beijing Olympic and the Paralympic games, which it said would provide valuable experience and lessons for future hosts.

China to continue with relaxed media rules temporarily adopted for Olympics

China to continue with relaxed media rules temporarily adopted for OlympicsBeijing, Oct 18 : China has decided to continue with the relaxed rules for foreign journalists operating from the country. The relaxed rules which were temporarily adopted for the Beijing Games, allowed the foreign journalists to conduct interviews of individuals or organizations without prior permission from the local foreign affairs office.

More doping cases loom through retests of Olympic and Tour samples

More doping cases loom through retests of Olympic and Tour samplesHamburg - Retests of samples gathered at the Beijing Olympics and at the Tour de France could soon expose more doping offenders in sport.

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