The Olympics start today – 08/08/08

August 8, 2008 | By Patrick | Filed in: Uncategorized.

image As I’m sure you know, the games of the 29th Olympiad begin today as athletes from 205 nations marched into the Bird’s Nest. If you haven’t seen the main arena, click the photo to the right to view more images of this cool-looking venue. I guess it looks a little like a bird’s nest – if you can see it through the smog, oops, I mean mist.

2008 torch I came across this link from the New York Times the other day and thought I’d share. It’s a look back at the torches that have been used since 1936 in both the summer and winter games. It uses Adobe’s FLASH technology (as many sites do), so hopefully your computer will be up to the task. The torches zoom in and out so you can see close-ups of each symbol.


image NBC is the official broadcast partner of these Olympic games. You’ll want to go here to watch any Olympic video. One thing you may not have heard is that they are not using FLASH, but using Microsoft’s Silverlight technology. Everyone who wants to watch video on the internet will have to install Silverlight. I just went through the installation with Firefox and it’s making me restart my browser to continue. BOO!

Here’s a link to the official site of the games.


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