Saturday, August 09, 2008

Beijing Olympics 2008

Olympic Fever is raging at the Peep household!!!!
I loved everything about the opening ceremonies. I, of course, had high hopes when I heard who was organizing the ceremonies. Zhang Yimou is one of my absolute favorite film directors. My favorite movies by him are Hero, House of Flying Daggers, To Live, Raise the Red Latern and Curse of the Golden Flower to name a few. If you have not seen his work before, run thee to the movie store. His movies are visually stunning. His attention to color is breath taking.

True to his life's work, he awed the world over in the Beijing 2008 Opening Ceremonies. In particular the planning to even the smallest detail is remarkable in my opinion.  If you missed them, you may be able to view them at the NBC site. They are running an incredible amount of coverage online as well as on all their channels.
Not only do we get a great opening ceremony, but almost right away we get to see one of our favorite sports......swimming! We are huge Michael Phelps fans, and tomorrow evening we will be watching one of his many races. He will ultimately compete in 8 events: 200m free, 100m fly, 200m fly, 200m IM, 400m IM, 4x100m free relay, 4x200m free relay, 4x100m medley relay. That is a heck of alot of swimming that will be done fast. Don't blink or you may miss it!

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