August 12: On Monday night China's men's basketball team played their second game against Spain, the gold medal winners from the Athens' Olympics. Final score: China 75, Spain 85.
- Transport: Building a Fast Lane
A herculean effort to unclog Beijing roads for the Olympics led to new subway lines, a truck ban and lower bus fares.
Yang Wei of China soaring above the mat in the men's team final of the artistic gymnastics on August 12.
- Thoughts for Today
Aug. 12: Empty seats have people asking where all the tickets went, and the angelical voice of the young girl in the opening ceremony was not her own.
U.S swimmer Natalie Coughlin took first in the semi-finals of women's 100m backstroke on the morning of August 11 at the Water Cube.
Aug. 10: America's Lebron James takes the high road right over the top of Yao Ming, as China and the U.S.'s Olympic basketball teams faced off Sunday night. The final score -- U.S. 101, China 70.
Chinese competitor Long Qingyuan captured gold August 10 in men's weightlifting. In the photo he is lifting 56 kilos.
Yao Ming catches a breather as he watches Germany versus Angola on August 10 at the Wukesong Areana.
- Media: Easing Reporting Rules
Foreign journalists will find it easier to conduct interviews in China during the Olympics. But what happens afterward?
Performers assembled outside the Bird's Nest hours before the opening ceremony on August 8. In total, 15 thousand people took part in staging the event.
France's and Angola's women's handball teams met on the field August 9. The outcome was occasionally less than graceful.
U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps made history on August 9 when he shattered the previous world record in the 400m individual medley, clocking a time of 4 min. 7.82 sec.
- A Call for Peace
Aug. 11: Russian and Georgian medalists call for peace between their countries.
- Diplomacy: China Takes a Bow
The symbolic significance of the Olympics opening ceremony is all the buzz in Beijing. The guest list shows why.
Aug. 8, Beijing: Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, head of Beijing's Olympic Village Chen Zhili, and Australian Olympic Committee Chairman John Coates pose for a photo op at the Olympic Village this morning.