Anhui Province CHN + Beijing CHN en British Cycling Team GB (Winners of Eight Gold Medals in 2008 Olympics) Shreds the Skinsuits Here's a quick one about the British Cycling organisation as they'd spell't getting their skinsuits back so they could be destroyed, thus holding the advantage, they hope, for the 2012 olys. An odd little article that mentions thoughts of breaking collar bones too, all in the name of safety? By the way I'm not sure of the medals counts, but the beeb said 8 so maybe there was an update after the olys. <a href="" title=""></a> Some background on the impressive results by Great Britain: <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Laoshan Velodrome </span> <span class="locality">Beijing</span>, <span class="region">Beijing</span> <div class="country-name">China</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="39.912732">39° 54' 45.8352" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="116.207500">116° 12' 27" E</abbr></span> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2012 2008 Beijing Beijing CHN British Cycling olympics shredding skinsuits summer olympics Team GB 39.912732 116.207500 Thu, 05 Feb 2009 21:30:46 +0000 roadskater 908 at Joey Cheek Talks About Darfur and the Olympics <p> I'm a couple of weeks slow in getting this up, but <a href="">there's a video clip online</a> of Olympic ice speedskating champion and Greensboro native Joey Cheek talking to Stephen Colbert about human rights abuses in Darfur and why his visa to attend this summer's Beijing Olympics was suddenly revoked. I thought that he came across very well. </p> 2008 Greensboro Beijing CHN Darfur Darfur Greensboro NC ice speedskating Joey Cheek olympics The Colbert Report Right To Play Sudan Sat, 23 Aug 2008 16:43:02 +0000 timv 815 at Olympic Medalist Shalane Flanagan Was Gone To Carolina In Her Mind <p> US Olympic distance runner <a href="">Shalane Flanagan</a> was coming off some sort of stomach bug in the first week of the games, and found herself back mid-pack after the start of her 10,000 meter race. To get through the tough effort of working her way up through the field, <a href="">she imagined herself</a> back on the trails that she trains on in the NC Triangle Area, including the <a href="">American Tobacco Trail</a>: </p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="locality">Durham</span>, <span class="region">North Carolina</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="35.976805">35° 58' 36.498" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-78.906843">78° 54' 24.6348" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href=";csz=Durham%2C+NC&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href=";country=US&amp;address=&amp;city=Durham&amp;state=NC&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2008 1000 meters 10km American Tobacco Trail (NC) Beijing Beijing CHN bronze medal Durham NC olympics 35.976805 -78.906843 Sat, 23 Aug 2008 16:34:08 +0000 timv 814 at Joey Cheek Keeps On Fighting for Darfur <p>Latest news on Olympic speedskater Joey Cheek: Having collected 42,000 signatures on petitions calling for China, Sudan&#39;s largest international trading partner, to help in putting an end to the genocide taking place in Darfur, he personally delivered the petitions on July 25th to the Chinese Embassy in Washington, D.C.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2007 2008 human rights Beijing CHN Darfur ice speedskating Joey Cheek summer olympics Washington DC winter olympics Wed, 15 Aug 2007 20:56:00 +0000 timv 559 at