Beijing Olympics 2008 These athletic games bring together those athletes at the top of dozens of summer sports, from swimming and diving to badminton and squash. NPR looks at the games, the athletes, the fans and the role of China as the host country.

Tourists Face Difficulty Getting Visas for China Travel

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Could Badminton Be The Next NASCAR?

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A Pingpong Rivalry With Political Implications

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Doping Scandals Cast Shadow on Athletic Success

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Alabama Boxer Charts Unlikely Path to Olympics

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Team USA Aims For Olympic Gold In Basketball

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Mother of Three Returns to Weightlifting, Olympics

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Athlete Tries Hypnotism in Quest for Olympic Gold

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Shot-Putter Changes Technique Ahead of Olympics

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Iowa Gymnast Tumbles Toward Olympic Glory

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Iraqi Sprinter Dodges Wartime Obstacles to Train

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U.S. Shot-Putter Nelson Aims for Olympic Gold

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