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Day 14: Beijing Olympic Games

2008.08.22
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Today, my student gave these to me.
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Then, I went to the Athletics events at the National Stadium.
At the exit of Line 10 subway, I saw this sign.
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But right next to the sign, are the scalpers who are so vulgar in negotiating unreasonable prices with foreigners.
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And not far from where these things happening, two policemen stood by. :)

See those tickets they are holding? They're realllly expensive. A RMB400 ticket price will cost you between RMB2000-4000.
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Subway transfer to Line 8, the Olympic Green Park.
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The spectators inside the National Stadium.
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I was on the third tier.
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The cameramen at the green part of the oval.
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Women's 4 x 100m Relay Finals
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Introduction of the Men Pole Vaulting Event.
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The spectators on my right side.
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A closer look.
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A lot are standing instead of just comfortably sitting. The crowd went gaga.
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Men 4 x 100 m Relay Finals.
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The crowd eager to know.
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The Jamaicans won for the Gold Medal.
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Silver: Trinidad and Tobaggo.
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Who's hot?
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Bronze: Japan
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I dunno why the Chinese went around.
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Men Pole Vaulting.
Gold Medal: Australia
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He did a good job.

And so the cameramen are all around him after he hugged and carried his coach to the grins of everybody watching. :))
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And of course, the traditional parade of gold medalist.
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Decathlon Awarding Ceremonies.
Gold Medalist: Clay Brian of USA
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I really think he's the hottest sportsman ever!
Well, next to Greg Louganis and Ian Thorpe. ;)
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And this is where I sat tonight.
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23 Comments
busybee36 Not sure what 'scalping' of tickets means, but these give an idea of just how many are visiting the games.
busybee36 · 2008-08-22: 13:51
RozariaSBanned wow YOU are there :-)
RozariaSBanned · 2008-08-22: 14:04
majidzelzele WoW! Olempic....ah.....nice all of them are nice...
majidzelzele · 2008-08-22: 14:36
yelwinoo love #8. never seen such shot before... gre8t shot, bro.
yelwinoo · 2008-08-22: 14:36
Flowerstone Great shots!!! love first one.
Flowerstone · 2008-08-22: 14:54
noptek Through your pictures, it looks like a great event
noptek · 2008-08-22: 15:01
caroq Did I mention that I envy you?
Great man!
caroq · 2008-08-22: 16:57
TIM927 It is really great that you take the time to upload so many photos,,,you are our favorite reporter!!!!
TIM927 · 2008-08-22: 17:23
mariaps Great shots - as usual! Thanks so much for bringing us in the middle of all the excitement and for showing us what you don't see on TV! I'm so grateful! :)
mariaps · 2008-08-22: 19:13
japarker Wow - amazing series. Thanks for sharing
japarker · 2008-08-22: 20:26
leocheung I have watched exactly the same events as you did but on TV..:))
Great reportage.
leocheung · 2008-08-22: 20:27
Tigerlily Wow Alain! Thank you! Looking at the Games through your lens is special..and exciting cos of those hot hunks! And that crowd capacity at the stadium is ohhhh....!!!
Tigerlily · 2008-08-22: 21:00
mimax2 great set!
mimax2 · 2008-08-23: 02:13
Mertxe very nice
Mertxe · 2008-08-23: 02:47
Gripe Very good!!
Gripe · 2008-08-23: 04:45
tantatantan great set. I feel like I were there. Thanks for sharing :)
tantatantan · 2008-08-23: 06:58
DancingDolphin This must be an incredible experience. What struck me the most is HOW MANY PEOPLE THERE ARE!
DancingDolphin · 2008-08-23: 08:58
Judith28 You have captured moments you will never forget with your photos. Enjoy and thank you for sharing.
Judith28 · 2008-08-23: 10:33
dadlak The man with two first names - Brian Clay, not only the world's hottest athlete, but the world's greatest athlete. He is also an great family man with two beautiful children. Great post! I'm so glad you are there and can share these.
dadlak · 2008-08-23: 10:44
JumiElla Good report. I regret that I can not be near Olympiad as you.
JumiElla · 2008-08-23: 13:09
mystic1 Once again wonderful images, love the reportage thanks for sharing :)
mystic1 · 2008-08-23: 14:53
nodzu Wow......many peoples!
nodzu · 2008-08-24: 12:59
bundlesofjoy This set is really great. I have so many favs out of this set. You did really good getting the crowd, athletes, & camera crews. I am very happy that you posted more of the Olympics from inside. Thanks again for being our photoblogger on the inside.
bundlesofjoy · 2008-08-24: 19:16
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