Tag Archive | 2008 Summer Olympics

Olympic introspection: Am I more senistive than I thought?

Just like during the Superbowl, the Olympics are an opportunity for advertisers to really take advantage of the increase in viewers and pull out all the stops when it comes to the commercials they air during key viewing times. In their Go Wolrd campaign, the folks over at Visa have capitalized on this by celebrating the human accomplishments […]

China Gold at its best: Chinese win gold in Men’s All-Around Team Final in Gymnastics

The victory of China Gold has never been sweeter that won by the Chinese Men’s Gymnastics Team. Favored to win the gold, the Chinese entered the Beijing National Indoor Stadium with, maybe not the weight of the world, but at least the weight of a nation on their shoulders to bring home the gold. If you think that […]

Perfect 10 No More: A new era of scoring in gymnastics is here

The Men’s Gymnastics Team Final is starting in about an hour and for those of you just tuning in, I’m sure you will be confused to find that the perfect 10 is no longer there. For me–somebody who grew up and trained under that system–it’s been difficult trying to figure out the new scoring guide. So, […]

USA Gymnastics finalizes 2008 U.S. Olympic Team for women’s gymnastics

The results are in and here’s who the US is sending to Beijing to compete in the 2008 Summer Olympics: Shawn Johnson, West Des Moines, Iowa Nastia Liukin, Parker, Texas Chellsie Memmel, West Allis, Wis. Samantha Peszek, Indianapolis, Ind. Alicia Sacramone, Winchester, Mass. Bridget Sloan, Pittsboro, Ind. The three replacement athletes are: Jana Bieger, Coconut […]