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Beijing 2008 Olympics Games in China
Nigeria's women 4x100m relay team and Long Jumper Blessing Okagbare restores the pride of the oil rich African nation with two surprise bronze medals on Day 8 of the Beijing Olympics Games.
Kenya's rookie teenager Pamela Jelimo and world champion Janeth Jepkosgei Busienei completes a Kenyan 1-2 sweep of the women's 800 metres at the Beijing's Bird Nest stadium today.
Ethiopia's reigning Olympic champion Kenenisa Bekele retains his Olympic 10,000m title, his second Olympic gold medal, after outruning a quality field in 27 minutes and 1.17 seconds - a new Olympic record at the Beijing's Bird Nest stadium.
Cameroon's reigning Olympic Triple Jump champion Francoise Mbango Etone retains her Olympic triple jump title with a new Games record leap in Beijing with a second round effort of 15.39 metres.
Ethiopia's Tirunesh Dibaba has set a new Olympic record after running a perfect race to take gold in the women's 10000m today, overtaking Turkey's Elvan Abeylegesse with 350m to go and powered home in a time of 29:54.68.
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) announces its first sponsorship arrangement with Lenovo, a major step to involve corporate support in raising awareness and promoting clean sport.
The reigning African Shot Put champion and record-holder Vivian Chukwuemeka will head the Nigerian athletics team to the 2008 summer Olympics Games in Beijing, China.
Madrid Olympics bid chief has said "ending Torch Relay would be “sad loss" for future Olympics'. Mercedes Coghen, Madrid 2016 CEO,said in Beijing that "The torch relay is a great opportunity to share the Olympic experience and spread the values of the Games to citizens around the world."