- Advice for the Next U.S. President
The winner of the U.S. election should work with China as a strategic partner to resolve the economic crisis, not as a mere financial firefighter.
- Buying Tickets
Picking up some tickets to the final volley match can be a tense affair -- especially when scalpers are being deported.
- long joomp
Aug. 18: Having cleared 5.05 meters to beat her own previous world record, Russian pole vaulter Elena Isinbaeva looks to be setting her sights higher.
Aug. 18: Brazil dealt Germany's women's soccer team a decisive loss on Monday night, beating them 4 to 1.
- weightlift YEAH!
Aug. 18: Russia's Evgeny Chigishev celebrates a successful lift in the men's +105kg weightlifting final. Chigishev ended the night with a silver medal.
- long jump
Aug. 18: Nigeria's Blessing Okagbare in the qualifying round of women's long jump.
- Scalpers Get the Boot
Aug. 21: Scalpers get the boot; more doping -- this time Ukraine's silver medalist Lyudmila Blonska tests positive; and Usain Bolt sets his second world record.
- A World Less Golden
A group of Americans confront an Olympics in which their country won't take first.
- Women's Swimming Marathon
Aug. 20: Ilchenko Larisa of Russia takes first in the women's swimming marathon, and Olympic boxer disqualified for biting(!).
- No More Non-Interference
China is now too powerful and too economically important to maintain a foreign policy of non-interference. Those days are over.
- More Injuries
Aug. 19: Another athlete, this time South Korea's Baik Jong-sub, has to leave the games due to injury.