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Spectacular multimedia from Beijing Olympics

Despite its share of controversies, this year’s Beijing Olympic Games will stay with me a long time.

The awe and magnitude of the Opening Ceremony had me glued to the tv.

Was it the sheer number of participants 2,008 drummers, the huge LED screen which was unrolled, the choreography and direction of acclaimed director Zhang Zimou, or was it the music?

In case you missed watching the 4-hour long ceremony, turn on your computer’s speakers.

This audio slideshow by China Daily showcases some wonderful photography. No photo credit is given so the images must be from a pool of photographers.

As I watched each still image, I wished I could have been there to capture them myself.

I don’t care what the mayor of London says. This is going to be tough to top.

Becky Hammon’s not a traitor, she just loves basketball

Becky Hammon, WNBA All-Star, will be playing point guard for Russia at the Beijing Olympics later this summer.

Her critics namely US Women’s basketball coach Ann Donovan called her unpatriotic and a traitor. I feel that is way too harsh a word to use. 

After all we’re talking about a game, not espionage where lives could be endangered. Donovan needs to chill and tone down her rhetoric.

Watch the video, it will provide some important background into why I think Hammon has been wronged.

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