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Beijing Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games

Taiwanese firm lands free stadium seats deal

A Taiwanese fruit company was given the right to advertise on seats at Beijing National Stadium - the 'Bird's Nest' - for free at a public auction yesterday.

Saturday, 1 August, 2009, 12:00am

'A rare experience ... exciting and weird'

With an inexhaustible supply of performers, well-scripted cheering and pyrotechnic wonders, the Paralympics closing ceremony last night in the 'Bird's Nest' stadium featured elements that have defined both these Games and the Olympics this summer.

18 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Auction offers bidders a chance to own permanent Games reminder

Hundreds of pieces of Olympic history were auctioned in Beijing yesterday, raising more than 130,000 yuan (HK$148,600) for this year's Games organisers.

Three batches of furniture and appliances used in the Beijing Games were up for grabs, including one lot comprising 1,800 pieces of furniture, bought for 120,000 yuan by Huairou villager Qin Yuanyuan .

10 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Items used by athletes among more than 20m to go under hammer

Want a car used by International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge? Interested in buying the barbell Zhang Xiangxiang hoisted and kissed in his gold medal performance? Then Beijing Organising Committee for the Olympic Games (Bocog) have a deal for you.

28 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Post-Games anxiety grips junior Bocog employees

With the nation still revelling in the glory of hosting its first Olympics, many of those who worked for years to make it happen are looking anxiously to the future.

26 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Venues filling up as Games enter final stages: Bocog official

Empty seats at competition venues, common during the first week of the Beijing Olympics, have been filled by increasing numbers of spectators as the Games approach their climax, according to event organisers.

21 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Bocog staff off starting blocks in search of new posts

Six months before the Olympics started, employees of the Beijing Organising Committee for the Olympic Games were already thinking about their next career step. 'There's nothing wrong. Our contracts will terminate after the big party. What kinds of jobs await us?

18 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

The name of the director of the Beijing International Media Centre was misspelled in the story headlined 'Bocog regrets strong-arm tactics' on Page 1 of the Sunday Morning Post on July 27. The director's name is Zhai Huisheng , not Zhai Junsheng. We apologise for the error.

3 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Latest scandal involves ticket supply for ceremony rehearsal

Like a few other things associated with the Beijing Olympics, the distribution of invitations to the rehearsals for the opening ceremony has become a murky business.

3 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

TV station threatened over sneak preview of Games' opening gala

Irate Olympics organisers yesterday threatened to take action against a South Korean TV network that released an unauthorised sneak preview of the opening ceremony's gala show - regarded as a top national secret on the mainland.

31 Jul 2008 - 12:00am