Tag Archives: Olympics

The People You Meet

I was eating in the Hong Kong style cafe on Huai Hai Rd after a difficult gym workout (I’ve been sick so missed two sessions and this was the first after a week away). On the table behind me I … Continue reading

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Demographically Weighted Medals Tally

WIth all this talk of cheating, I thought everyone would be interested to see what the 2008 Olympic medals table looked like after adjusting for population. The good news is the two big quarreling rivals USA and China are nowhere … Continue reading

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1433 Days To Go

So that’s it, the Beijing Olympics are finally behind us, and life can return to normal here in China. The closing ceremony for me was a bit of a yawn fest. It started out promisingly enough. I thought when the … Continue reading

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Hold On Tight (To Your Dreams)

Mens 4 x 100m relay descends into farce as 4 of the 8 teams drop their batons. Am I the only one who is completely stunned by the relay events last night? Where do I start, seriously. Okay, how about … Continue reading

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Impossible? Nothing Is!

WoAi outside the Bird’s Nest, Beijing, 16th August 2008 Adidas has the slogan “Impossible Is Nothing”. Li Ning has “Nothing Is Impossible”. WoAi’s new slogan is “Impossible? Nothing Is”. To prove the point, despite forecasts of full and overpriced hotels, … Continue reading

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An Early Lesson

I, like many of the viewers of the Olympics opening ceremony, were blown away by the amazing show that was put together to launch the 2008 summer Olympic games last Friday night. As expected, it was a show to end … Continue reading

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Down To The Wire

It’s late afternoon on Friday, 8th August 2008. The summer Olympics’ opening ceremony is just a few hours away. This brand new sports bar is due to open just in time for the start of the 16 day event, and … Continue reading

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One Day To Go

Results Update: China has beaten Sweden 2-1 in the opening game of the Olympic womens soccer competition. Go China! WO AI ZHONG GUO!!! 中国加油! Well as usual I have left it till the last possible moment, on the eve of … Continue reading

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We’re Ready

The countdown to Beijing 2008 is in the home straight, and here are a few amazing pictures from the host city (not taken by me I hasten to add) covering some of the last minute preparations. For those of you … Continue reading

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Only 1518 days to go!

Some of you will remember that I was in Beijing a few weeks ago to ensure that the preparations for the 2008 Beijing Olympics are going well and I was happy to report it’s all under control. Yesterday, I flew … Continue reading

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