China's Commuter Olympics

Many countries will train their athletes in Japan and Korea before the Games, due to concerns about pollution and food quality in Beijing

When the 2008 Summer Olympics kick off this summer, China's new economic might will be on display. But whether Beijing's big coming-out party will be spoiled by the city's notoriously foul air is still a question. For now, at least, some Olympic teams aren't taking any chances and have decided to keep their athletes away from the city for as long as possible. Nearly two dozen countries are finalizing plans to fly their teams to Japan or Korea for several weeks of training before flying the athletes to China at the eleventh hour.

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