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Nepali olympic swimmer almost drowned in Beijing

Nepali swimmer Prasiddha Jung Shah, competitor in Beijing Olympics’ men’s 50-m freestyle heat, almost drowned in the olympic pool. Was rescued by 83 year old Chinese floor sweeper who fortunately happened to be close by on cleaning duty. After he … Continue reading

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Beijing to Nepal: Arrest Tibetans, or!

Beijing threatened to block the Nepali olympic delegation from attending the opening ceremonyif it did not arrest more than 1,000 Tibetans. Rat-pack-country Nepal, of course, obliged. 1,400 Tibetans detained   Agence France Presse Kathmandu, August 8: Police said they detained … Continue reading

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Beijing Olympic Committee perplexed about Nepali flag.

The Chinese Olympic committee asked for the assistance of a professor in vexillology to get assurance that the flag of Nepal meets the requirements for this international event and is a proper flag. After all, according to a high Chinese official, … Continue reading

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Citing Poor Conditions, China Refuses To Send Delegation To Olympics

While Nepal, never missing an opportunity to embarrass itself, has sent an olympic squad to Beijing, China has decided against doing so:   BEIJING—In an 11th-hour move that shocked the international athletic and political communities alike, the Chinese Olympic Team … Continue reading

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