On the last weekend before the Olympic Games begin in Beijing, Olympic officials were still wrestling with pollution problems, Internet access, and at least one doping case -- albeit an old one.
International Olympic Committee spokeswoman Giselle Davies told a news conference that plans are in place to be able to move events in time if air quality becomes a problem. She said Beijing Olympic organizers and Chinese environment authorities are providing the IOC with daily updates about pollution and weather, which can both have an effect on air quality.
"The two are pretty intrinsically linked," Davies told a news conference. "We've seen in past days that some of the bad skies were actually as much due to an amount of humidity in the air as anything else." Read full article »