Thursday, August 28, 2008
Friday, August 22, 2008
Turns out ....
I found this description on the web.....
Team Russia has officially taken over Qianhai's norther edge, transforming the Xiao Wangfu restaurant into a flashy entertainment club. Sadly, only accredited Russian athletes and VIPS will be allowed inside to enjoy the scheduled Russian feasts and performances (and I would NOT recommend challenging the guards they have stationed at the door). The restaurant's unique glass room will also be the headquarters of Russian TV's Channel 1 nightly Olympic broadcast.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Harper strikes gold in hurdles
BEIJING (TICKER) —While there was a surprise winner for the United States in the women's 100-meter hurdles...
Dawn Harper completed a remarkable showing at the Beijing Olympics with a win in the 100 hurdles on Tuesday night.
...Harper came through with an unexpected win...
"The amount of work that goes on is amazing," Harper said. "But the person still has to win the race on the day - and today was my day."
The third-place finisher at the USA Olympic trials, Harper, 24, took advantage of a bad break by fellow American Lolo Jones and the absence of top contender Susanna Kallur of Sweden to win in a personal-best time of 12.54 seconds.
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Just arrived at 3pm today.. went to hotel, then to USA House, then to World Olympians Reunion Center, did TV interview, then back to USA House for Chicago 2016 press event.
Anne Warner Cribbs
President & CEO
2009 Senior Games LOC
Gerek Meinhardt wasn't exactly dejected after his came to an end . In the past week, San Francisco's fencing prodigy has marched in , gotten his picture taken with his favorite NBA stars and even made fencing history.
Thursday, August 14, 2008
We captured a few photos at our Field Hockey match between New Zealand vs Korea. We sat in front of a raucous group of Kiwi's - the Chinese took more pictures of the group than they took of the actual match. Field Hockey was fun to watch - fast pace, a mix between soccer and lacrosse. The low scoring nature was a bit trying on David's need for scoring but we got into by the end of the match.
We definitely spent most of the match trying to figure out the specific rules with our fellow Americans - clearly the U.S. fans were more clueless than others...
A few more photos here.
Click here to see a gallery of our night at the Tennis stadium. Jelena Jankovic (#1 women's player) easily won. Williams' sisters struggled in the first set and then one easily in the second. Federer cruised. We finished the night watching James Blake start his match. It was about 11PM and we headed home midway through the first set.
Some upsets in Tennis today. Both Venus and Serena are out of the Singles tournament, still alive in doubles. Blake beat Federer for the first time in his careeer - exciting to see him move on.
These go back several days - during our day at the "Cube" stadium where we saw the Men's relay team pull it out in the now infamous finish.
Click here for the album.
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
basically very close friends now.
You'll read about this tomorrow -- there was an outfit controversy
with one of the sisters' outfits. We think it had to do with the non
matching outfits (one blue one white) or that Venus has here own
design on, vs the official USA outfit.
We chose to leave center court (Hewitt vs Nadal!) to visit the
sisters' on court 2. We are literally about 30 feet from them. Most
likely, they will invite us to dinner after the match...
on the only full meal option on the green - golden arches)!!
First match: women's singles Jelena Jankovic vs Bondarenko
Second: Hewitt vs Nadal!!!
Third: Federer vs someone (can't remember their name)!!!
Fourth: women's doubles with Chinese team
Oh, an out on court 2 Venus and Serena are playing doubles in an hour
The complex is quite nice, clearly built for the Olympics.