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London Summer Olympics Get Underway

Let the Games begin! Friday saw the start of the 30th Summer Olympiad with the opening ceremonies taking place at Olympic Park. The World's Alex Gallafent spoke with visitors from around the globe ahead of London's big night.

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China's track star leaves race

China's top track athlete Liu Xiang dropped out of a hurdles race in Beijing today. Anchor Lisa Mullins talks to correspondent Mary Kay Magistad about Liu Xiang and other Olympics news.

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.

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Jamaican sprints dominate

Reporter Orin Gordon reports from Beijing on Jamaica's domination in short distance track and field events at the Olympics, as there's a long tradition behind Jamaica's current top sprinter Usain Bolt.

Global Politics

Hard life for disabled in China

The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports that disabled people in China still face many barriers and discrimination, but they are drawing inspiration from disabled athletes competing in the Beijing Olympics.

Arts, Culture & Media

China's olympic gamble

The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports from Beijing that foreign visitors to the Chinese capital have generally had a positive experience during the Olympics, despite lingering concerns over pollution and the lack of freedoms in China.