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2008-08-22 12:30:36 GMT2008-08-22 20:30:36 (Beijing Time) Xinhua English

Athletes compete during 110m hurdles competition of men's decathlon at the National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest, during Beijing 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China, Aug. 22, 2008. (Xinhua/Chen Xiaowei)

China's Qi Haifeng competes during pole vault competition of men's decathlon at the National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest, during Beijing 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China, Aug. 22, 2008. (Xinhua/Chen Xiaowei)

Athletes compete during men's 50km walk final at the National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest, during Beijing 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China, Aug. 22, 2008. Italy's Alex Schwazer won the title with 3:37:09 and set a new Olympic record. (Xinhua/Chen Xiaowei)

Alexey Verbov of Russia retrieves the ball during men's volleyball semifinal match between the U.S. and Russia at Beijing Olympic Games in Beijing, China, Aug. 22, 2008. The U.S. beat Russia 3-2. (Xinhua/Zhao Zhongzhi)

Mauro Sarmiento (blue) of Italy competes with N'guessan Sebastien Konan of Cote d'Ivoire during the men's 80kg preliminary round of 16 at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games taekwondo event in Beijing, China, Aug. 22, 2008. Mauro Sarmiento won the match and advanced to the round of 8. (Xinhua/Liu Jie)

Athletes compete during 110m hurdles competition of men's decathlon at the National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest, during Beijing 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China, Aug. 22, 2008.

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