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    climbing the gREAT WALL

    by YoungQ Written Feb 4, 2013

    Generally speaking, the Great Wall is well protected by the Chinese Central Government and local authorities, and where there is the Great Wall, and there's a scenic spot based on it, so you are not allowed to enter or climb the Great Wall without permission.http://www.chinahighlights.com/greatwall/

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    For basketball funs

    by ntm2322 Updated Apr 4, 2011

    While in Beijing you can attend matches of the premier professional basketball league, known as the CBA and composed by 16 teams. There is also a WCBA for women.

    The Beijing team is called the Beijing Ducks or Beijing Jinyu and they play their home games at Gongren Tiyuchang (Workers' Stadium).

    The basketball season runs from November to April.

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    Bungee Jumping in the Beijing Boondocks

    by Confucius Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Shidu is located 100 kilometers southwest of downtown Beijing in Fangshan County. You can stay at a farmer's home at night and ride horses or climb mountains during the day. The highlight, of course, is the bungee jump in beautiful surroundings and you even have a choice between high (55 meters) or low (48 meters) as well as tandem jumps with your best friend. All equipment is imported from New Zealand and the staff is professionally trained.

    Shidu is a scenic place in Beijing for bungee jump
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    Watching Boxing

    by SLLiew Written Sep 26, 2008

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    Boxing has 11 men weight categories from light flyweight (less than 48kg) to super heavyweight (greater than 91kg). Good news that in London 2012, women boxing will be added. Actually, I am not much of the boxing fan due the violence inflicted on the brain and ears of the boxer.

    As each boxer wear headgear, it is important to remember which color red or blue, the boxer you are cheering for. Another sports that is represented by many countries.

    Asian countries like China, Thailand and Mongolia performed well. While European boxers winning included Ireland, Italy, France, Russia, Ukraine.

    There were a few times when the umpire stopped the fight but fortunately no knockout at least when I was there.

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    Cheering Squads

    by SLLiew Written Sep 26, 2008

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    Unlike watching on television in your living room, when you watch at the stadium, you can feel the excitement and cheers of the supporters of each team which have fly all the way to be at Beijing to see their countrymen and countrywomen compete. Win or lose, they will cheer to the end.

    The competitors often show their appreciation to the audience and their cheering squads at the end of the competition. Very often, you see family members in the cheering squads some holding placards example signed by their highschool to try their best.

    So this add a personal story to each athlete who have given so much including their coach and their family members and friends over years to have a chance to compete at the Olympics.

    Each country has their unique style of cheering. Some will sing together like football songs. The Chinese style is someone will shout "Zhongguo dui" (Chinese Team) and the crowd will followed with "Jia You" (Do your best). The Malaysia style is "Malaysia"... "Boleh" (Malaysia Can)

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    Watching Volleyball

    by SLLiew Written Sep 26, 2008

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    Watching volleyball fun. You serve across the net and the other team will touch the ball three times to get across, usually to set up a spike. You try to block or attack with a spike.

    It is winning 3 out of 5 sets. So we watched Crotian men's team winning first two sets but USA coming back to win last three sets and finally winning the gold. Brazil won the women's gold and has to settle for the men's silver. Other volleyball powerhouses include China, Russia and Cuba.

    There is also the outdoor two person's version of Beach Volleyball - played over sand at the Chaoyang Park.

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    Watching Handball

    by SLLiew Written Sep 26, 2008

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    Some sports like handball are seldom seen on television until at the Olympics. So countries who cannot win at football or basketball, can specialize and concentrate on less popular sports like handball.

    Handball is like football except using your arms instead of legs to score goals by throwing the ball passed the goal keeper into the next. It is fast pace and there is penalty for a player to sit out when foul committed.

    Preliminary competitions were held at Olympic Sports Centre Gymnasium and the finals were at the National Indoor Stadium. France were the eventual men's champion and Norway the women's champion.

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    Watching Judo

    by SLLiew Written Sep 26, 2008

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    The second day after the Opening Ceremony, the first event we watched was Judo at the Beijing Science and Technology University Gymnasium.

    Although Judo, a martial art origination from Japan, it has become a popular sports and provide Olympic medals for big and small countries all the over like Azerbaijian, Brazil and Slovenia. The major powerhouses are Japan, China and South Korea.

    There are seven weight categories for both men and women. Two bronze medals are awarded for the losing semi-finalists. Points are fought and pinning down an opponent with an "ippon" will result in an immediate win.

    There is a lot of grabbing the opponents collar and trying to trip your opponent. Great cheering from the audience.

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    Watching Track & Field

    by SLLiew Written Sep 26, 2008

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    Great to be at the Brid Nest to watch the track and field events.

    The whole stadium and China including myself were shocked and heart broken when we watched Athens Olympics men 110m hurdle gold medalist Liu Xiang of China limped during his warm up jump over a few hurdles in the last heat of the 1st round. After a false start, Liu Xiang withdraw with agony of pain and his hope of winning the gold again was gone. The whole stadium fell silence when the announcement was mad.

    At times, several events are happening concurrently - a running event, a long jump, pole vault or hammer.

    This was where John Bolton of Jamaica broke the men 100m world record.

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    Watching Swimming

    by SLLiew Written Sep 26, 2008

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    In Beijing Water Cube Aquatic center, swimming is one of the most popular sports to watch.

    But it is all over very quickly due to fast races of over 50m, 100m or 200m. The relays and longer distances are slightly longer to make your cheering and shouts and your paid ticket lasting longer.

    The 4 strokes are freestyle, backstroke, butterfly and breastroke. Swimming is the most gender equal with 17 men and 17 women events. The latest event added this year is marathon 10km.

    Swimming power house are USA team especially for men. And Australia for women. For Asian countries, Japan, South Korea and China sprang a few surprises.

    The highlist is Michael Phelps of USA winning a record 8 gold medals breaking the record of Mark Spitz USA in Munich Olympics of 7 medals.

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    Watching Diving

    by SLLiew Written Sep 26, 2008

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    At the mesmering Water Cube Aquatic Center, it was exciting watching diving.

    For Beijing Olympics, there are 8 diving events. Men and women 3m and 10m for both individual and synchronized (two person) events.

    China has been the major power houses but often do not sweep all the events. This time, China won seven out of eight gold medals, the lone medal going to Australia when the Chinese favorites falter under pressure.

    Diving is like ballet in the air before a clean splash into the water. Great to watch. Need to understand that different sommersault dives have different level of difficulty which give higher scores if done perfectly. In the final, there are 5 dives each and a poor dive will be disastrous.

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    Watching Badminton

    by SLLiew Written Sep 26, 2008

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    In Olympics badminton, there are men's and women's single, double and mixed double.

    The major badminton power houses are China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Denmark, South Korea, United Kingdom as well as many countries represented by former Chinese and Indonesian players.

    Each game is played with winning two of out three sets. The shuttle speed is fast. Any slight wind condition can affect play as so players have to adjust when they change court. Temperature will aslo room condition.

    Besides physical and skills, winning in badminton is a major mental fight. Audience can get really rowdy but players are used to friendly and unfriendly reception.

    Malaysia won her only Beijing Olympics medal through a silver in the men's single by Lee Chong Wei who was awarded a title "Datuk" by the Penang State Government and financial awards upon returning home. Well done Datuk Lee.

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    CLIMBING THE GREAT WALL

    by ancient_traveler Written Apr 5, 2008

    Great Wall – the longest defensive city wall in the world.
    Located in nothern China, starts from Shanhaiguan pass along the coast of the Bohai sea in the east and ends in Jiayuguan pass in
    Gansu province in the west. Historical records show that about 1 million people, one-fift of china’s population at the time, were involved in the project which took more than ten years. When was finished we call it ‘Wan Li Chang Cheng’ which means ‘ Ten Thousand Li-long Wall’. More than 100 kilometres are well preserved and two other sections at Badaling and Mutianyu have already been renovated for tourist.

    Equipment: Whenever you travel to the Great wall, please wear comfortable shoes with nonslip soles. The climb is step in parts and sometimes the stones are slippery.

    Great wall - Badaling pass view from the top - Badaling pass Great wall - Mutianyu pass
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    Weekly Street Skates and Full Inline Marathon

    by ntm2322 Updated Dec 27, 2007

    Have you ever heard of Beijing Weekly Street Skates and Full Inline Marathon?

    If you are a skating fan you probably would like to take a look at this website.

    Weekly Street Skates: Every Friday evening from April to November.

    Full Inline Marathon: Every Sunday morning.

    Come and join the crowd, let's have fun together!

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    Liu1 bing1 (Ice-Skating)

    by ntm2322 Written Dec 27, 2007

    Do you like skating?

    Beijing has many frozen lakes but you should skate only in those places that are actually endorsed by the authorities because they aren’t dangerous and there are lifeguards at the ready.

    The official ice rinks include:

    - Qianhai Lake at Zhongshan Park (Dianmen Xi Dajie, Xicheng district)

    - Zizhuyuan Park (45 Baishiqiao Lu, Haidian district) and

    - No Name Lake (Beijing University, Haidian district)

    Make sure you do not stray from the designated skating areas because the ice’s thickness is not the same all over the lake.

    Other famous skating lakes include Zhongshan Park, Beihai Park, Summer Palaces and the moat of the Forbidden City. These are the most beautiful scenic spots but if you do decide to skate in these areas, you are doing so at your own risk.

    When you go skating, go with your friends and come back later in the afternoon, never stay in the ice rink after dark.

    You should also get your own skates due to the limited number of larger sizes available for renting. Don’t forget to bring your mittens as well.

    “Ice cars” (bing1 che1) are also very popular, so, I am sure you are going to have lots of fun out there.

    Skating indoors

    The largest and most popular skate rink in Beijing is Le Cool, situated in the underground shopping center (basement 2) that connects Traders Hotel to China World Hotel.

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