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Mountains in British Columbia

For the Geo Quiz we are looking for a mountain in British Columbia, Canada where there is plenty of snow for skiers this season unlike last year when snow had to be helicoptered for the Winter Olympics.

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Racism in Soccer

English soccer is dealing with a couple of pretty ugly cases involving alleged racist language used by players on the field.

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World Cup of Tower Running

Colombia just held a World Cup event, the world cup of tower running. It involves racing up and down stairwells in tall skyscrapers.

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Surfing in Liberia

For years Liberia was infamous for its civil war but now surfing fans are discovering the beaches. In the Geo Quiz we're looking for Liberia's surfing capital, New York Times' Diplomatic Correspondent Helene Cooper knows where to find it.

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Olympic sponsors squirm

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with John Powers of the Boston Globe about the pressure that the Tibet crackdown places on companies that are sponsoring the Olympic Games.

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China's internet protests

Protests in nine Chinese cities have called for a boycott of the French supermaket chain, Carrefour in response to a false rumor going around the internet that Carrefour was supporting Tibetan independence

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Checking out new Olympic technologies

Olympic victory is often measured in fractions of a second and competitors are always looking for an edge so many turn to advanced technology to get that edge, as Anchor Lisa Mullins gets an update from The World's Technology Correspondent, Clark Boyd.

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China's approach to sports

In just over two weeks, Beijing hosts the Olympic Games, and The World's Mary Kay Magistad looks at how China's approach to sports and physical activity is different from that of many Western countries.

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Fake Olympic goods

Jamilla Trindle reports on the Chinese government's efforts to prevent souvenir-sellers from selling pirated Olympic goods.

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No Olympic medals yet for Canada

Canada has yet to win ANY medals at the Beijing Olympics, and Canadian reporter Simon Beck has come up with ten reasons why Canadians shouldn't worry about it. He speaks with anchor Lisa Mullins.

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Women's world chess competition boycott

The women's world chess championship is underway in Russia. Nine players are boycotting the game because of the Russia-Georgia conflict. Lisa Mullins speaks to a player, Irina Krush.

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Geo answer -- new Olympic Sport

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the Cypress Mountain ski area in West Vancouver, British Colombia. It's where the ski cross competition will take place during the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with 20 year old Canadian Ski Cross Team member Julia Murray about the newest Olympic sport that combines downhill and freestyle technique.

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The game of chess boxing

It's the unlikeliest of pairings � chess and boxing. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Iepe Rubingh, a Dutch performance artist�and the creator of �CHESSBOXING.�

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Spielberg quits Beijing Olympics

The World's Jeb Sharp reports that Hollywood director Steven Spielberg has ended his involvement as artistic adviser to the Beijing Olympics

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China sticks to relay plan

The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports that Chinese officials and the head of the International Olympic Committee today said that the Olympic torch relay will proceed as planned despite the protests that have caused major disruptions along the route.

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Everest torch progress

Mountain climbers taking the Olympic torch up Mt. Everest have been stopped by weather, but they may soon resume their ascent.

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Taiwan's Olympic name

Anchor Lisa Mullins tells us about a verbal skirmish between China and Taiwan over how Taiwan's official Olympic name is translated.

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Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the hometown of the top ranked women's tennis player in the world, Jelena Jankovic. Jelana was born in Belgrade, the capital of Serbia.

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Rugby team's new fans

Anchor Lisa Mullins tells us about the lengths an English rugby team went to... to fill the stands.