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Time to create a 2012 Olympic Games thread to track Olympic news, Chinese athlete preparation and game performance.
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Megan Lochte Racist Rant On Chinese After 2008 Olympics

All I can say is... see you in Rio de Janeiro in 4 years...:lol:
Russian volleyball coach found dead at 43
(China Daily, Aug. 30)

MOSCOW - Sergei Ovchinnikov, who coached the Russian women's volleyball team at the London Olympics, was found dead on Wednesday, prompting speculation that he committed suicide. He was 43.

"Sergei Ovchinnikov suddenly passed away at the team's (pre-season) training camp in Croatia," Ovchinnikov's club team Dynamo Moscow said on their website (www.vldinamo.ru), without giving details of the cause of death.

Croatian state news agency Hina quoted a police spokesman as saying a foreign citizen had been found dead in a hotel in the city of Porec without giving his identity. "The circumstances are still being investigated," Valter Opasic told Hina.
more: http://usa.chinadaily.com.cn/sports/2012-08/30/content_15718807.htm


Trademark misuse of Olympians' names criticized
(China Daily, Aug. 30)

BEIJING - Trademark registrants are exploiting the popularity of successful domestic and overseas Chinese athletes in the wake of the Olympic Games by rushing to register the right to use their names, a business tactic that is increasingly being questioned in China.

With the practice referred to as "qiangzhu," or "rush to register," criticism has centered around companies or individuals buying the rights with the intention of cynically selling them onto other entities wishing to use the famous names in marketing. There have been cases of millions of yuan changing hands in these high-price transfers, or even illegal activity such as blackmail being involved, according to trade officials.

Meanwhile, many are concerned that the feeding frenzy is not in athletes' best interests.
Two Chinese swimsuit companies applied to use the names of Sun Yang and Ye Shiwen, swimming gold medalists at the London Olympic Games, as early as summer last year, without the swimmers' approval, Central China Television reported last Sunday.
more: http://usa.chinadaily.com.cn/sports/2012-08/30/content_15721904.htm
Paralympic closing ceremony



China tops the medal count with 95 golds and 231 medals.
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Congratulations CHINA 95Golds (2012) than 89Golds (2008) :cheers:
Maybe Hope CHINA can get 100Golds (Rio 2016)??
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Its goodbye from London 2012 and worlds best games ever. London a City that influenced the world through time.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4As0e4de-rI

Paralympic games was declared the best games ever.

See

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...remony-Picture-special.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

:wave:

Good luck Rio!
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^^ Great fireworks!

Thanks London for doing a fantistic job! :cheers:
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