August 14: China's Wang Liqin jumps for a overhead shot as China and Australia's table tennis teams met in competition today. China took away the victory, 3-0.
- pingpong eye?
Aug. 14: Germany's table tennis team beat Singapore 3 to 1 in their group B men's team match.
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- China Keeps Mining the Gold
Aug. 14: China's Liu Zige takes the gold and in women's 200m butterfly, breaking the world record in the process.
- opening ceremony
More than 20 thousand fireworks launching non-stop for 20 minutes set the sky aflame on Friday night, August 8, marking the official opening of the Twenty-Ninth Olympic Games.
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.
August 6, Beijing: Liu Hui, the 386th runner in the Olympic torch relay, smiles as she works her way through the throng.
August 6, Qingdao Olympic Sailing Center: Athletes from the world over begin their final preparations as the games approach.
Yao Ming runs the Olympic torch across Tiananmen Square on August 6.
- liu chunhong
Breaking the world record in the snatch, the clean and jerk, and total weight lifted, Liu Chunhong has been a machine this time around.
August 13: Adamfi Attila of Hungary had a brutal collapse this morning in the men's 77kg group B weightlifting event.
August 12: Chen Ruoli and Wang Xin netted a total of 363.5 points in the women's synchronized diving finals, taking first place and the gold.
- Michael Phelps Makes History
Aug. 13: Michael Phelps becomes the most successful Olympic competitor in history, Beijing parks implement new security measures, and two new doping charges today against athletes from Chinese Taipei and Bulgaria.
- phelps butterfly
August 13: Michael Phelps right after he broke his own world record (again) in the men's 200 meter butterfly to win the gold.
August 12: China's Man Zhong celebrates after beating his French competitor 15-9 in the men's individual sabre final.