Monday, August 25, 2008

I went out strong, posting like mad. I think I missed a few, but...

Here's a little personal essay type thought piece on what these Games meant to China.

My thoughts of what comes next for China sports world.

An attempt to explain justhow important this was for China.

My final post. The closing Ceremony seemed a little anticlimactic to me, but I didn't really see it. The atmosphere was just so different in the city and certainly in my head. 180 degrees from excitement, anxiety, anticipation to "Let's get this done and wrap it up."

It was strange to say good bye to everyone and leave to report on the Ceremony last night. I'd only been going there for three weeks but I spent a lot of time in that little room in that big sprawling building. It's odd that after aseing all those people so much I won't see them at all. Most o them ae multi-Olympics veterans who Here's a little would probably laugh at my rookie commentary on this stuff.





I know they were happy with my work and said it was getting a lot of action, but I have no idea what that means. I do know there were a lot of eyeballs on the site. This from the NY Times:
Benefiting from the growth in broadband Internet access, NBCOlympics.com served up more than 1.2 billion pages and 72 million video streams through Saturday, more than doubling the combined traffic to its site during the 2004 Games in Athens and the 2006 Games in Turin. The popularity of the site will very likely make digital rights more significant in next year’s bidding for the 2014 and 2016 Games.