from Changing China:

Bolt takes sprinting to a whole new level

August 16, 2008

Bolt with the flagUsain Bolt's 100m triumph at the Bird's Nest will surely be one of those sporting moments that stay in the collective memory for decades.

from Changing China:

Olympic luck – it’s a numbers game

August 16, 2008

radcliffeEight could be Michael Phelps's lucky number if he can trump Mark Spitz's Olympic haul of of seven golds at the 100m medley relay in Beijing on Sunday.

from Changing China:

Shooting for a good story

August 16, 2008

shooting starsWhile talking with Matt Emmons in the "mixed zone" after he won a silver medal on Saturday, I suddenly noticed the American sharpshooter had brought his rifle with him.

from Changing China:

How do you feel, George? Well, it was a speech of two halves…

August 16, 2008

Bush pitchesJournalists don't generally address politicians by their first name, they tend to ask them searching questions and it's rare to see them fawning. Not so, sports reporters.

from Changing China:

Heroic Phelps equals Spitz record (Update x2)

August 16, 2008

Phelps record

Michael Phelps joined Mark Spitz at the highest peak of Olympic achievement on Saturday when his final, desperate lunge for the board brought him victory in the 100m butterfly by the thinnest possible margin and gave him his seventh gold medal at these Games -- after an official protest from Serbia was rejected.

from Changing China:

Beijing Games: picture of the day

August 15, 2008

Judo1

We actually have two pictures of the day for Friday, on a similar theme. These two shots are truly inspirational... The Games aren't just about perfectly toned bodies, after all!

from Changing China:

Charles in charge: speed, momentum and centrifugal force

August 15, 2008

Charles in charge at the velodromeI've never met Matt Lauer from NBC but I was assured this week that I kicked his ass.

from Changing China:

A stroll in the sun for Usain Bolt (Updated)

August 15, 2008

Bolt amblesUntil today I would not have thought it possible that somebody could amble 100 metres in 9.92 seconds but that is what Usain Bolt did in his second heat of the event on the first day of athletics action in the Bird's Nest.

from Changing China:

Are we taking things too far in this pursuit of excellence?

August 15, 2008

Synchronised divingCitius, Altius, Fortius or Faster, Higher, Stronger goes the Olympic motto, but is world sport pushing things a bit too hard?

from Changing China:

Beijing podcast — day seven

August 15, 2008

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