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GREAT BRITAIN - ASIA
London 2012: US overtakes China as top medal winner
The 30th Olympiad is history. The official handover was made to Rio de Janeiro, host city of the 2016 Games. After its triumph in 2008, China takes second place, as Chinese media complain about unfair treatment. Amid competitions and records, faith (Bolt and Farah) wins over British relativism.
06/08/2012 GREAT BRITAIN - ASIA
London Olympics 2012: A comeback for faith, in a country that has banned religious symbols
In Great Britain it is illegal to wear religious symbols in public places and at work public. Exemplary story of the stewardess sacked for wearing a cross. However, athletes involved in the Games do not hide their religious beliefs. Before and after races, signs of the cross, prostrations and prayers of thanksgiving.
09/08/2012 GREAT BRITAIN - INDIA
Indian boxer Devendro defeated. Historic bronze for Mary Kom
The young boxer lost against Ireland's Paddy Barnes in the quarter-finals of the lightweights. He was the 'last hope of another Indian medal in boxing. The boxer Mary Kom reahes her goal and returns home with a medal.
25/07/2012 CHINA - GREAT BRITAIN
London 2012: Olympic merchandise made by overexploiting Chinese workers
A Hong Kong-based group releases findings of interviews with dozens of workers. Daily wages are less than US$ 10, but working hours are three times the legal limit. Working conditions are poor and security is nil. Workers lose half a day's wages if they are 5 minutes late. Group appeals to the IOC for a code of conduct for companies involved in the Olympic Games.
The best Paralympics ever end in Beijing
Spectators and media in the world’s most populous country closely followed an event too often overlooked. Many are hopeful that this will provide future opportunities. Games were also marked by Pistorius, the sprint sensation who forced the International Olympic Committee to acknowledge his rights.
02/08/2012 GREAT BRITAIN - ASIA
London 2012: No apologies as disqualified Chinese Badminton player announces withdrawal
Beijing has asked its players to "publicly apologies" for disqualification from the Olympic tournament. The Asian Federation has expelled eight players for unsportsmanlike conduct. Yu Yang and Wang Xiaoli speak of "shattered dreams" and erroneous rules. China's internet users defend their darlings and find an ally in the British Guardian newspaper.
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