Category Archives: Olympics

Beijing Olympic Village … 4 months ago…


Olympic Village … 4 months ago… Originally uploaded by JoeDuck The Beijing folks are such amazing capitalists that they were literally selling off the Olympic Village housing complex as luxury apartments in April – about four months before the Olympics! … Continue reading

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Beijing Olympics Coverage = Awesome


OK, so I’ve got Gymnastics on the TV and Table Tennis early rounds on the computer.    HUGE kudos to NBC and Microsoft for providing such a superb streaming and downloadable video environment – this is definitely NOT your father’s technological … Continue reading

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Olympics Opening Ceremony Fireworks Coverage Faked – sort of…


Wow, when I first read this I thought it was a conspiracy theory but the UK Register report appears true.  Some 55 seconds of fireworks during the opening ceremony were computer generated.    The fireworks *really did happen* and presumably looked … Continue reading

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Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremony


Wow, I just finished watching the opening ceremony (recorded) which was absolutely spectacular.   It was fun to see the Birds Nest having just been there a few months ago, though I just missed getting a tour of the insdie … Continue reading

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Olympic Stadium from Pangu Plaza


Olympic Stadium from Pangu Plaza Originally uploaded by JoeDuck Wikipedia has a great summary of the Beijing Olympics.   I’m a little concerned about the delayed coverages by NBC since I’m a night owl and would enjoy sitting back and watching … Continue reading

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Model of Olympic Village Apartments in Beijing


Model of Olympic Village Apartments in Beijing Originally uploaded by JoeDuck It’s fun to start to see so much Beijing stuff on TV after just being there.   The Travel Channel is playing Samantha Brown china visits and the news … Continue reading

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