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PAST SIMPLE vs PRESENT PERFECT for past achievements

We use the past (preterite) tense because we are talking about an event in the past. Indeed there is a clearly implied time in the past: "the time of the Beijing Olympics". When we are ...
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Present perfect vs. past simple in a cover letter

I think you are overthinking this. You ask: Are my choices right so far? But there really is no right or wrong choice as between "I analyzed" and "I have analyzed". Either form ...
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