Posts Tagged ‘olympics



13
Aug
08

Your national anthem: Olympic pride? Or can’t abide?

The Olympics are now in full flight, and medal ceremonies are coming thick and fast. But does your national anthem make your breast swell with pride or make you want to cringe behind the sofa? And what are the alternatives? Continue reading ‘Your national anthem: Olympic pride? Or can’t abide?’

13
Aug
08

Raise your handball

Mark writes…

An old fashioned idea but I thought I might go and see some sport, given that it’s an Olympics and everything.
I’m writing this at the beach volleyball venue (awaiting Russia v Georgia) but last night I went to watch my new 3rd favourite sport – handball. Continue reading ‘Raise your handball’

11
Aug
08

Talking Points August 12th

Good morning, Kate here again…

Many thanks to Nelson and all those who helped out in moderating the blog last night.

Here are a few issues that have got you talking on the blog and around the world…

Continue reading ‘Talking Points August 12th’

09
Aug
08

China Cheers!

Mark writes…
It wasn’t a bad start was it?. From the drums doing the countdown to that spectacular finale, you couldn’t take your eyes off the Opening Ceremony. I had the privilege – and i can’t think of a better word- of being in a packed bar in Beijing – surrounded by proud – and at times quite emotional-Chinese people. Continue reading ‘China Cheers!’
08
Aug
08

Jimmy says thanks

Jimmy was one of Chinese guests on last night. He was touched by all your comments (you can’t access the BBC news site in China so he read them off our editor’s Blackberry.) He says: “It seems that people from other parts of the world have some misunderstandings about my country and her people, which in my opinion arises by lack of mutual understanding. I’m very glad WHYS provides the opportunity for you to talk to our country and hope that this can offer an threshold to diminish the gap between you and us. And if you want to know China better, you are welcomed to visit China to see what it is like with your own eyes.”

07
Aug
08

What’s the greatest ever Olympic performance?

Less than  a week to go and much chat in the BBC offices over what’s the greatest ever Olympic performance. Jesse Owens in Berlin in 1936….Mark Spitz and his 7 golds in 1972….Michael Johnson and his record breaking 200 metres…Bob Beamon and his 1968 jaw dropping long jump. What do you reckon?

07
Aug
08

On air: What would you like to know about life in China?

Today we’re with a group of ordinary Chinese people in Beijing. They’re ready and willing for any questions you’ve got. Continue reading ‘On air: What would you like to know about life in China?’

07
Aug
08

The rumour mill

Mark writes from Beijing:
Got two “reliable” tip offs yesterday about nasty incidents in different parts of Beijing. It’s a measure of how jittery the mood was yesterday. They didn’t feel right, but you never know, so after the calls we checked them out. Continue reading ‘The rumour mill’

01
Aug
08

On air: Are we turning a blind eye to China ?

Hello / hola / bonjour / g’day from your anchor, Peter, on air at the usual time with World Have Your Say 1700 GMT.

Today we’re asking if, in the run up to the Olympics, we’re all turning a blind eye to China ? (Pssst, human rights anyone ?) With just a few days to go until the Opening ceremony are we all just about to be dazzled by the spectacle, the sheer size, the numbers and of course the excitement of sporting excellence – day, after day, after day – for two weeks. Will the Games be so engaging, so absorbing that we forget the other story of China ? Continue reading ‘On air: Are we turning a blind eye to China ?’

29
Jul
08

Talking Points for 30 July

Thanks Nelson for looking after us last night.

On to some ideas for today’s programme…

World Trade is dead, or at least it has fallen into a deep sleep.
Continue reading ‘Talking Points for 30 July’




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