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SBD Global/June 19, 2012/Olympics

Olympic Notes

World Anti-Doping Agency Dir General David Howman said China has done "very well" in the fight against doping and should share its experience and expertise with other parts of Asia. As an independent national anti-doping organization, CHINADA was established in '07. Howman said that he was also "impressed by China's education program for elite athletes" and would like to introduced it to other countries during a WADA conference in September (XINHUA NEWS AGENCY, 6/18).

NOT FOR SALE: In London, Emma Barnett noted Facebook revealed that it would carry no advertising around any of its Games-themed pages, including the official Olympic Facebook page. Facebook Head of Int'l Business Development Christian Hernandez said Facebook's Olympic pages will feature the official Games and London 2012 logos, but just as the stadium is a "clean venue" with no adverts, so will the sites be as well (TELEGRAPH, 6/18).

BOTTOMS UP: The AFP's Julien Mivielle wrote British pubs and brewers are preparing for a "bumper summer" supplying pints for visitors to the London Olympics, "desperately hoping the extra business will prove to be a pick-me-up for the ailing industry." However some analysts caution that it will give a short-lived three-week boost without any lasting effect (AFP, 6/18).
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