Olympic blogosphere

For more information, photographs, blogs about the Beijing Olympics and the athletes and teams taking part, check out these web links.


Official Olympic websites

Beijing 2008 : Official site for the Beijing 2008 Olypmic Games

ICCC: International Olympic Committee Official site

Australian Olympic Team :Official site of the the Australian Olympic Team

Australian Olympic Committee: Official site of the Australian Olympic Committee

Paralympics: Official site for the Beijing Parlympics

Athlete websites and blogs

Grant Hackett: Keep up to date with Grant Hackett's Beijing experience and view his photo galleries

Tamsyn Lewis: Every thing you need to know about Tamsyn Lewis

Craig Mottram: The official site of long distance runner Craig Mottram

Team websites

Socceroos: The Australian Football Federation website has photos, interviews and all the latest news on the Socceroos

Hockeyroo: The women's hockey team is one of Australia's most successful sporting teams

Kookaburra: The men's hockey team is the only Australian team to win a medal at each of the last four Olympic Games

Basketball Australia: Follow the progress of the Opals and Boomers at the Beijing Games

Swimming Australia: Updates and photo galleries on Australia's top swimmers along with Beijing highlights

Cycling Australia: Everything you need to know about Beijing-bound Australian cyclists


TIME's China blog: Time Magazine's China specialists are covering the Beijing games 24/7

China Digital Times: A collaborative news website that covers China's social and political transition – with special Beijing updates

Olympic Trivia

Olympic Trivia: Test your Olympic knowledge

Future Games

Vancouver 2010: Official site of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olypmics

London 2012: Official site of the London 2012 Olympics

Sochi 2014: Official site of the 2014 Winter Olympics

Human rights

The issue of China's human rights record came into focus in the lead-up to the Games when anti-Beijing demonstrations in Tibet descended into riots earlier this year. Pro-Tibet demonstrations occurred all over the world and dogged the Olympic torch relay in Europe and the Americas. Many groups are still calling for a boycott of the Beijing Games, or even just the opening ceremony, because of China's human rights record, particularly the suppression of Tibetans. Here's some links to human rights groups:

Global Human Rights Torch Relay: A global grass roots campaign to raise awareness about human rights issues in China

Reporters Without Borders: Information about freedom of speech in China for journalists and cyber-dissidents

Human Rights Watch: A human rights organisation that has China in the spotlight while it hosts the Olympics

Amnesty International: Amnesty International hopes the Olympics can create a positive human rights legacy for China