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Michael Phelps, Pro Bowl in Eight Positions

Michael Phelps won eight gold medals in one Olympics.  Mark Spitz won seven in the 1972 Olympics.  Johnny Weissmuller won four in the 1928  Olympics.  All in swimming.  So multiple gold medals is not unheard of.  But it is certainly unusual.  Why is this so? This writer has been digesting the news of the Phelps […]

20Aug2008 | | Comments Off on Michael Phelps, Pro Bowl in Eight Positions | Continued
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Phelps sets Olympic record

Michael Phelps is an American Swimmer. That felt good to type – and it is sweet music to American Olympians. His story is remarkable. Some questions are posed because of changes in the technology of swim wear and the configuration of the pool in Beijing – we’ll get to those issues in a moment – […]

13Aug2008 | | Comments Off on Phelps sets Olympic record | Continued
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The Bird’s Nest – Cradle of the Future? (Video)

China has given the world a demonstration of their claim on the future. The opening ceremonies of the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics are unrivaled – and will remain unrivaled for generations. The grandeur of the Chinese coming out party was a delicate mix of technology and humanity. At the center of the spectacle was “The […]

10Aug2008 | | Comments Off on The Bird’s Nest – Cradle of the Future? (Video) | Continued
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NBC Fails the Olympic Opening Ceremony

NBC has completely failed in their presentation of the opening ceremony of the 2008 Olympics in Beijing China. A masterfully choreographed 2,008 drummers, rhythmically moving in unison, were to cast a staggering effect of art in motion. NBC thinks they are at an NFL game and demonstrated how many cameras they have on the floor […]

9Aug2008 | | Comments Off on NBC Fails the Olympic Opening Ceremony | Continued