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By: Bryan Nelson on Oct. 29, 2009, 5:13 p.m.
2008 Beijing Olympics

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2008 Beijing Olympics

Although the Chinese did their best to hide the extent of Beijing's air pollution for the 2008 Olympic Games, scientists have determined that particulate matter in Beijing was about double the levels of recent games in Athens, Greece; triple those of the Atlanta games in 1996; and 3.5 times higher than the games in Sydney, Australia.