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In Medal Count, It’s ‘Haul’ Britannia

June 24, 2018
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BEIJING, Aug. 23 — The final indignity for Britain came at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, in which its athletes won just one gold medal and were outperformed by such dubious sporting powers as Kazakhstan and North Korea. (Washington Post — 24 August, 2008)
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With another dramatic fireworks display Sunday evening at the National Stadium here, the Beijing Olympics came to a dazzling close, ending two weeks of spectacular athletic performances. (New York Times — 25 August, 2008)
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As Games close with pageantry, the American and Chinese teams can take pride in their successes.

(Washington Post — 25 August, 2008)
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