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Aug. 18: Defending gold medalist Liu Xiang shocked the nation when he walked away from his qualifying race in the men's 110 meter hurdles. His trainer later told the press that Liu had an injured Achilles tendon.
Aug. 17: Rafael Nadal returns a shot in his game against Chile's Fernando Gonzalez. Nadal went on to win the match and take gold in men's singles.
Aug. 17: Australia's Grant Hackett and Ryan Cochrane of Canada push off after a flip turn in the men's 1500 meter freestyle race.
- Liu Xiang Walks Away
China's defending Olympic champion Liu Xiang stunned the nation when he withdrew from the 110-meter hurdles during qualifying rounds.
- The Silver Lining
Being second best in the world can be a lot to handle for athletes who have spent years training for gold.
- Denmark Wins the 49er
Aug. 18: Liu Xiang withdraws from race, and Denmark's sailing team takes the 49er race in Qingdao.
Aug. 15: The Latvian and Finnish athletes were neck and neck in the women's 100 meter hurdles today.
- handball save
Aug. 15: China's Huang Hongfen stretches for a save on Friday during her team's group B handball match against Kazakhstan.
- Weight Love
Zhang Xiangxiang had a tender moment with the weights just after he captured gold in the men's 62 kg weightlifting finals on August 11.
- Horse Dive
China's Hua Tian took a nasty dive in the cross-country segment of the equestrian triathlon on August 11 in Hong Kong's Shatin Equestrian Venue.
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 the gold August 10 in men's weightlifting. In the photo he is lifting 56 kilos.
Many of the outward-facing windows on buildings near the Bird's Nest were sealed shut for security. The tape in this photo says it is forbidden to break the seal without permission.
- New Olympic Sport?
Competitors from across the world are giving everything they have to win at the Bird’s Nest, the Water Cube – and at the Silk Market.
- Phelps Captures Sixth Gold
Aug. 15: Explosion at Olympic soccer venue, reader survey, Michael Phelps gets his sixth gold of the games, and North Korean medalists tests positive for prohibited substances.