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Olympic Games Host Cities and Year

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The Olympic Games have been the competition grounds for the worlds greatest athletes.

Until 1920 only the summer games were held. In 1924 the winter games began in Chamonix, France. The summer and winter games are each held every four years. Until 1992, they were both held in the same year. Since then, the summer games are held during the first year of an Olympiad, the winter games during the third year.

World’s 10 biggest shopping malls

Here is the list of 10 biggest shopping malls in the world.

1. South China Mall
2. Golden Resources Shopping Mall – Beijing, China
3. Central World – Bangkok
4. The SM Mall of Asia – Philippines
5. Dream Mall – Kaohsiung, Taiwan
6. West Edmonton Mall – Alberta, Canada
7. Cevahir Shopping Centre – Istanbul, Turkey
8. SM City North EDSA – Philippines
9. SM Megamall – Metro Manila, Philippines
10. Berjaya Times Square Kuala Lumpur Shopping Mall – Malaysia

Beijing Olympic Flame began the “Journey of Harmony”


( Image : High Priestess Maria Nafpliotou lights a flame pot.  Photo credit: torchrelay.beijing2008.cn)

The Beijing Olympic Flame began the “Journey of Harmony“, a 130-day, 85,128-mile (approx 137,000 kilometres) journey on March 24 2008, from the site of ancient Olympia in Greece to Beijing (China) where the 2008 summer games will begin in August 8 2008.

World’s Most Expensive Rental Markets : Forbes List

Here is the Forbes list of Most Expensive Rental Markets around the world.

1. Hong Kong – $6,398 a month
2. Tokyo, Japan – $4,102 a month
3. Moscow, Russia – $4,000 a month
4. New York, N.Y. – $4,000 a month
5. London, England – $3,889 a month
6. Seoul, South Korea – $3,425 a month
7. Geneva, Switzerland – $2,840 a month
8. Beijing, China – $2,840 a month
9. Paris, France – $2,634 a month
10. Osaka, Japan – $2,564 a month