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Beijing Olympics gold medal for auction on Taiwan website

Taipei - Beijing Olympics gold medal for auction on Taiwan website A Beijing Olympics gold medal was put up for auction on a Taiwan website, but the seller or the website later removed the posting, a newspaper said on Friday.

On Sunday a man posted a message on the Yahoo. kimo website, the most popular website in Taiwan, inviting bids for a Beijing Olympics gold medal, according to the Liberty Times.

China's Olympic gold medallists feel strain on Hong Kong tour

Hong Kong - Three of China's Olympic gold medallists have fainted or fallen ill during an exhausting tour of Hong Kong and Macau to celebrate their victories, a news report said Monday.

Women's rowing gold medallist Zhang Yangyang passed out Sunday during a toast at a reception hosted by Hong Kong chief executive Donald Tsang, the South China Morning Post reported.

Trampolinist He Wenna and diver Wu Minxia later fell ill in Macau and had to miss some of their official engagements on the hectic whirlwind tour of the former British and Portuguese colonies.

Taiwan to invest 1 billon dollars to prepare for 2012 Olympics

Taiwan to invest 1 billon dollars to prepare for 2012 Olympics Taipei - After a poor showing at the Beijing Olympics Taiwan plans to spend at least 1 billion Taiwan dollars (32 million US dollars) to prepare for the 2012 London Olympics, a newspaper said Thursday.

Hong Kong's Olympic team arrives home from Beijing empty-handed

Hong Kong's Olympic team arrives home from Beijing empty-handed Hong Kong - Hong Kong's Olympic team returned home empty-handed from Beijing Wednesday with its president calling on the government of the former British colony to invest more in athletics.

Airplanes and rockets used to disperse rain at the Beijing Olympics closing ceremony

Beijing Olympics closing ceremonyNew Delhi, August 25: Chinese weather officials have said that they used airplanes and rockets to disperse rain at the Beijing Olympics closing ceremony on August 24.

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