Sunday, August 24, 2008

Olympics and World Records

The New York Times has a fascinating interactive chart progressing the world records set at the Olympic games in events across several sports. The games are wrapping up. I'll have moe to say, but I'm still a bit taken aback by the disjunction between the unquestionably fantastic product the Chinese put forward and the willingness of NBC and other observers to allow that to blind us utterly to some of China's more nefarious actions. The emphasis should be on the games, but the disproportionate nature of that focus here is somewhat disquieting.

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