Training is difficult in Kabul, but Afghanistan's only Paralympian says even if he doesn't get a medal, his presence will help raise awareness about the strength and plight of disabled people in Afghanistan.
Long distance runner Mo Farah won the gold for Britain in the 5,000 and 10,000 meter races. But he's not British-born. Farah is from Somalia, and his family lives in, well that's the question for you ... Where?
This summer Britons have feasted on national celebrations including the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and London's Olympic Games. When the Paralympic Games conclude in a few weeks, Britain will have to get back to reality. And that might not be easy.
If the English county of Yorkshire were a nation in its own right, it'd be near the top end of the current Olympic medal table. Athletes from Yorkshire are responsible for much of Britain's current success at London 2012.
The BBC's Alastair Leithead reports from Kabul on two of Afghanistan's four Olympic representatives in Beijing: the two are Tae Kwan Do athletes, and they're hoping to win Afghanistan its first-ever Olympic medal.
Anchor Marco Werman speaks with former Olympic speed skater and now Darfur activist Joey Cheek, who thought he would be flying to Beijing today and instead, he had his visa revoked by Chinese authorities.
Christian missionaries are in Beijing for the Olympics, and they can't preach or hand out leaflets, but as The World's Katy Clark reports, some Evangelicals hope to find a way to share their faith at the Beijing games.
Anne Donahue reports that many hotels in the Olympic host city of Beijing aren't seeing the rush of customers they were anticipating, and in fact, it's not too late to get a cheap hotel room in Beijing.
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.
Beijing's Olympics have overshadowed other news from China, such as last May's massive earthquake. The World's Mary Kay Magistad travels to Sichuan province for an update on China's forgotten story: rebuilding after the earthquake.