RELOCATED FARMERS SUED FOR SMASHING UP CANOEING, KAYAKING AND OPEN WATER VENUES Beijing officials are suing six farmers for damaging the building site for the canoeing, kayaking and open water swimming events for the 2008 Games. Locals said the authorities had failed to pay 36,000 yuan in compensation after they were removed from their land. They say that more than 2,000 people are owed compensation and they suspect local officials siphoned off money. Officials will not disclose how much they are suing for. XIAMEN COMMISSIONS THE WORLD'S LARGEST COLLECTION OF SPORTING STATUES The southeastern city of Xiamen has commissioned 99 statutes from Chinese artists centred around the theme 'Never Stopping', to celebrate the Olympics and its motto 'faster, higher, stronger', the largest group of sports statues in the world. The city, which hosts an international marathon every year, donated two of the figures - bronze statues of a man and a woman running - to International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge this week.