Fraud, Deception, Cheating? What's Good About The Summer Olympics?
Some of the fireworks were computer generated; the featured ‘singer'
only lip-synched because the girl with the better voice had crooked teeth; some
of the Chinese women's gymnastic team are only 14; a Spanish cyclist has become
the first Olympic athlete tossed from the Games for failing a drug test; and we
won't even go into the censorship issues.
Is there nothing good about these Beijing Olympics?
You betcha there is!
How about the US Men's Relay team edging out the French in an
unbelievable comeback to win the gold?
How about Michael Phelps himself becoming the winningest Olympian ever when he picked up his fifth gold
medal of the Summer Games? Here's what's
been completed and what remains for the swimmer:
Day Event Time/result
individual medley Gold
Sunday 400 free relay Gold
free relay Gold
individual medley 10:48 p.m.
Friday 100 butterfly 10:10
medley relay 10:58 p.m.
Kristin Armstrong won gold in the women's cycling time trial
- only the 2nd US woman ever
to win gold in cyling - and Levi
Leipheimer won bronze in the men's event.
So far, the US leads in the medal total with 29 - 10 gold, 8
silver, 11 bronze. We've won medals in men's
and women's swimming, cycling, equestrian (silver), fencing (gold, silver,
bronze), gymnastics, and men's and women's shooting.
U-S-A! U-S-A!! U-S-A!!!