olympics

Sports

U.S. vs. China in Olympic basketball

The U.S. men's basketball opener vs. China on Sunday will be one of the most-watched Olympic events, and the players on both teams are under pressure to do well during the Games, as The World's Matthew Bell reports.

Global Politics

China and Japan play ball

China and Japan don't always display good sportsmanship when their respective sports teams play each other, but Chinese fans were remarkably well-behaved today as their Olympic baseball team was trounced by Japan. The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports.

Development & Education

Was it worth it?

Was it worth it? That's the question many people are asking in British Columbia with the Olympics just days away. Seven years of planning, construction, and hassle. The World's Jason Margolis visited British Columbia to ask.

Global Politics

London's Olympic promises

As part of its successful bid for the 2012 Summer Olympics, London promised to renovate blighted areas of the city. But the economic downturn is making that harder and harder to do. The World's Laura Lynch reports from London.

Conflict & Justice

Burma and the Olympics

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Simon Long, Asia editor for The Economist, about the possibility that close relations between China and Burma could become the focus of protests ahead of the Beijing Olympics in August.