Marshevet Hooker lead U.S. trials in 100 meter

Marshevet Hooker ran an impressive 100 meters in 10.76 seconds, but was assisted with a bit of a breeze.
“I stuttered a little bit (at the start) but I just kept running,” said the 23-year-old Hooker, who trains with the men’s world 100 metres champion Tyson Gay’s co-coach, Jon Drummond.
“Only God knows how fast I can [...]

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When asked how many events he will compete in at the U.S. Olympic trials, Michael Phelps had no idea.
He is leaving it up to his coach Bob Bowman “to figure it all out”.
Phelps will swim in nine events over eight days and is hoping to qualify for at least five indvidual events. Combined with [...]

The United States tennis team for the Beijing Olympics has been announced.
The team includes Venus and Serena Williams and Lindsay Davenport in the women’s side and James Blake in the mens.
The men in the team include Sam Querrey and Robby Ginepri.

Ouyang Kunpeng has tested positive for steroids in an out of season test taken on May 1st. He will receive a lifetime ban.
“The China Swimming Association made the decision to give Ouyang Kunpeng a life-time ban in accordance with regulations,” an official notice on the China Sports Daily website said.
“The licence of [...]

Great Wall beach party

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There is a beach party tomorrow night at the Great Wall. I didn’t know that Beijing had any beaches, but according to the party’s website, the beach is on the Yellow Sea.
Tickets: RMB 200 (before Jun 25), RMB 250 (after Jun 25), RMB 400 (VIP). Call 136 8126 3981 for further details.

The bus from the Beijing airport dropped me off near the Hard Rock Cafe so I decided to drop in there for lunch. It has been closed for renovations for the past few months, so I thought it would be a good chance to check it out. I never saw how it looked [...]

Since I arrived in Beijing from Xi’an by train, I still hadn’t seen the new terminal 3 at Beijing’s International Capital airport. I took a taxi out there this afternoon.
The new freeway leading to terminal 3, about 5 kilometers out was virtually empty. The terminal is massive and is apparently the largest building [...]