Day 14: Beijing Olympic Games

Today, my student gave these to me.

Then, I went to the Athletics events at the National Stadium. [photoblog.com]
At the exit of Line 10 subway, I saw this sign.

But right next to the sign, are the scalpers who are so vulgar in negotiating unreasonable prices with foreigners.

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.

Subway transfer to Line 8, the Olympic Green Park.

The spectators inside the National Stadium.

I was on the third tier.

The cameramen at the green part of the oval.

Women's 4 x 100m Relay Finals

Introduction of the Men Pole Vaulting Event.

The spectators on my right side.

A closer look.

A lot are standing instead of just comfortably sitting. The crowd went gaga.

Men 4 x 100 m Relay Finals.

The crowd eager to know.

The Jamaicans won for the Gold Medal.

Silver: Trinidad and Tobaggo.

Who's hot?

Bronze: Japan

I dunno why the Chinese went around.

Men Pole Vaulting.
Gold Medal: Australia

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. :))

And of course, the traditional parade of gold medalist.

Decathlon Awarding Ceremonies.
Gold Medalist: Clay Brian of USA

I really think he's the hottest sportsman ever!
Well, next to Greg Louganis and Ian Thorpe. ;)

And this is where I sat tonight.

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      2008.08.24 Edited

      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.

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      Tom
      2008.08.23 Edited

      [b]Once again wonderful images, love the reportage thanks for sharing :)[/b]

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      2008.08.23 Edited

      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.

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      2008.08.23 Edited

      You have captured moments you will never forget with your photos. Enjoy and thank you for sharing.

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      2008.08.23 Edited

      This must be an incredible experience. What struck me the most is HOW MANY PEOPLE THERE ARE!

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      2008.08.23 Edited

      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....!!!

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      2008.08.23 Edited

      I have watched exactly the same events as you did but on TV..:))
      Great reportage.

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      2008.08.22 Edited

      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! :)

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      Tim
      2008.08.22 Edited

      It is really great that you take the time to upload so many photos,,,you are our favorite reporter!!!!

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      2008.08.22 Edited

      Not sure what 'scalping' of tickets means, but these give an idea of just how many are visiting the games.