Where no anthems play, the world's foremost feel-good sports festival attracts athletes from around the world
The country is feeling unusually cheerful as it claims top spots in beauty, talent, and sports competitions.
Illinois' ex-governor asserts his innocence, saying he'll 'fight in the courts' to clear his name.
Gloomy forecasts of smog, terrorism, and rude hosts all but evaporated during the 17-day sports extravaganza, though concern remained about human rights.
Beyond the gold medals and efficient hosting, China's leaders showed their true colors.
Shifting political winds may explain the lack of awareness about Chiu Teng Hiok, who helped the British shine in basketball at the 1924 Paris Games.