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Well that's Beijing 2008 ruined then......

Old Aug 9th 2008, 2:27 pm
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Olympics-China's winning start dulled by city murder
* Relative of U.S. coach stabbed to death
* China wins two golds, Czech takes first medal of Games
* Cyclists make heavy weather of Great Wall road race
* Phelps breaks Olympic record in swimming heats

By Sean Maguire
BEIJING, Aug 9 (Reuters) - China made a winning start to
their Olympics on Saturday but the murder of a relative of a U.S.
volleyball coach in Beijing dashed hopes for a peaceful Games.

A 47-year-old Chinese man attacked two American relatives of
the coach and a Chinese tour guide at a popular tourist site,
leaving one man dead, Beijing police said.

The assailant then jumped to his death from high up the Drum
Tower, a 700-year-old 45-metre (yard) high monument once used to
sound time for the Chinese capital's residents.

Attacks on foreigners in Beijing are rare. Olympic organisers
have deployed a 100,000-strong security force to protect the
10,500 athletes and thousands of spectators, citing the threat of
terrorism but sparking criticism they were blocking protests.

(Reporting by Beijing Olympic bureau; Editing by Keith Weir)

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Old Aug 9th 2008, 2:38 pm
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just read about that in the Daily Mail, how sad
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Old Aug 9th 2008, 3:23 pm
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By the thread title, I thought you were alluding to the bagpipes at the opening ceremony !
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Old Aug 9th 2008, 6:54 pm
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Originally Posted by The Dean View Post
Olympics-China's winning start dulled by city murder
* Relative of U.S. coach stabbed to death
* China wins two golds, Czech takes first medal of Games
* Cyclists make heavy weather of Great Wall road race
* Phelps breaks Olympic record in swimming heats

By Sean Maguire
BEIJING, Aug 9 (Reuters) - China made a winning start to
their Olympics on Saturday but the murder of a relative of a U.S.
volleyball coach in Beijing dashed hopes for a peaceful Games.

A 47-year-old Chinese man attacked two American relatives of
the coach and a Chinese tour guide at a popular tourist site,
leaving one man dead, Beijing police said.

The assailant then jumped to his death from high up the Drum
Tower, a 700-year-old 45-metre (yard) high monument once used to
sound time for the Chinese capital's residents.

Attacks on foreigners in Beijing are rare. Olympic organisers
have deployed a 100,000-strong security force to protect the
10,500 athletes and thousands of spectators, citing the threat of
terrorism but sparking criticism they were blocking protests.

(Reporting by Beijing Olympic bureau; Editing by Keith Weir)
In the 2 short years I was in GZ, 5 foreigners were done in...And more than 2 dozen been a victim of a crime of some sort...
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