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I originally posted this article a few weeks ago, but blogs and technology being what they are, the file got corrupted and the body of the article disappeared from my site. Here, therefore, is a repost. Sorry for repeating myself…
Well, I signed my contract on March 26th of last year, and since that [...]
This is what it looks like when the Chinese feel there may be a security threat. Two of these tanks are parked around the National Stadium. This one is parked at the Main Press Center. Fortunately, problems have been minor as far as terrorism is concerned. There was one tragic [...]
For my friends who are Flatwater paddlers, such as the team at LCKC, I’d first like to say congrats on the excellent performance at the US Nationals. As we say in the south, ya done good. I’m including a few photos of the Flatwater side of our venue just so you [...]
I’ve started writing several posts and then gotten pulled away to do something else. This has happened several times. And since I’m here in China where I can’t actually see my own blog, I lose track of what I’ve told you and what I haven’t, so if this is old news, my apologies to you. [...]
We’re here! It’s time for the start of the Opening Ceremonies and all is well … at least in my venue. Security is extremely tight around the main complex. At the time of this writing, they’re in “lock-down” mode. You couldn’t even get to the Olympic Green after 5pm. My friend, Joe Wasser, who is [...]
I’ve just completed my third day of work and we’re now three days out from Opening Ceremonies at the 2008 Olympics. It’s a bit bizarre knowing that I’m working on what is, if not the “Greatest Show on Earth,” at least the biggest broadcast event on Earth. That, and a [...]
Well, after seven hours in three airports and fifteen hours on two planes, I finally made it to Beijing. I pulled an all-nighter just before leaving to try and finish a couple of projects, so that plus a twelve hour time difference and being on the other side of the world makes [...]
I’ve been telling friends about my job with the Olympics in Beijing. After all, I’m excited about it. And they’re curious.
“What will you be doing there,” they ask.
“Before the games, I’ll be installing commentary systems,” I reply. “This is the equipment that adds the commentators’ voices to the video feeds they’re sending [...]
For those (like me) who love gadgets AND don’t like the thought of not being able to plug in, the fine folks in Beijing have us covered. Consider Exhibit A, the typical wall outlet in Beijing. The top accepts both the two-pole Euro plugs and the two-blade US plugs. It provides lower [...]
Well, today is July 21, 2008 and it’s nine days and counting until I leave for Beijing. To make a long story short, I’m working for BOB (Beijing Olympic Broadcasting). I’ll be working in the Shunyi Aquatic Center where the Slalom and Flatwater Canoe, Kayak, and Rowing competitions will take place. I’m [...]
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