from Changing China:

The Olympics? But I could be watching Stoke City…

August 15, 2008

Bolt on trackI had always thought the height of sporting ecstasy was watching my beloved Stoke City score a goal.

from Changing China:

Michael Phelps: the joy of six

August 15, 2008

Phelps joy

Six races, six world records and six gold medals: there really is no stopping Michael Phelps at these Games.

from Changing China:

Day six at the Games: Roger Federer’s miserable year

August 14, 2008

FedererRoger Federer came to Beijing hoping for a singles gold medal to ease the pain of losing the last two major finals and his number one ranking to Rafa Nadal.

from Changing China:

Move over Mr Phelps, the real Games are about to begin

August 14, 2008

Tyson Gay

Michael Phelps and the swimming have been great, I've really enjoyed the beach volleyball, the Greco-Roman wrestling has been interesting and I've even watched the archery.

from Changing China:

Beijing Games: picture of the day

August 14, 2008

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Gary Hershorn writes: Photographers at the Olympics are always waiting for the cliché medals ceremony images, those being a bite or kiss of the medal.

from Changing China:

The school of hard knocks

August 14, 2008

YanezLuis Yanez, a pocket-sized 19-year-old from Duncanville, Texas, wipes his sore nose with his bandaged hand and catches his breath, showing off a string of broken down teeth.

from Changing China:

Story of the day: Blind archer targets fuzzy yellow, gold

August 14, 2008

Legally blind archer

Peter Rutherford had an interview today with South Korean archer Im Dong-hyun, who has already won one gold medal at these Games and is favourite for the individual title despite being legally blind.

from Changing China:

The bin-scavenging Olympics

August 14, 2008

food courtListening to journalists bellyache about how tough life is at the Games gets old pretty quickly, but there is one genuinely frustrating aspect of the Beijing media beat -- finding something to eat.

from Changing China:

Hop on the Olympics-mobile

August 14, 2008

pinheadOne of the more entertaining things about these Olympics for me has been seeing Chinese people of all ages and backgrounds find their own ways of expressing enthusiasm for the Games.

from Changing China:

Beijing Games: picture of the day

August 13, 2008

Phelps underwater

Gary Hershorn writes: Underwater photography is a tricky thing to get right but Germany-based photographer Wolfgang Rattay has perfected the art of making dramatic images from a most unusual angle.