The Olympic Games
Sports enthusiast or not, you’re likely to feel something special in the air when the Olympic Games roll around. Whether you prefer to sit back on the couch and watch runners whiz around the track on TV or you feel compelled to see it all live, the Web sites we’ve collected will help you plan your Olympic experience.
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The Olympics are a worldwide event, and the Web can help you participate in a spirited global discussion of the Games by way of blogs and forums. Visit the sites below to question other fans, tell them what you think, and absorb what they have to say about the Olympics.
- The IOC has decided to allow athletes to blog during the Beijing Olympics, though there are many restriction. Athletes may not interview or report on other athletes, post video of Olympic events or use their blogs for commercial gain.
- To find more Olympics-focused blogs, try a blog search engine like Technorati or BlogPulse. You can search using specific words and phrases, such as “Olympic Games + Judo,” and you can search for full blogs or blog posts.
For Olympics blogs…
provides an Olympics “Community” of blogs written by the Network’s analysts and by Olympic athletes and fans. You’ll also find groups devoted to different sports, and you can create your own fan group
Beijing Olympic Games 2008
is a blog with summaries of news stories related to the upcoming Olympics. Links to sources are provided, so you can read full articles. The list on the right sidebar has older, categorized posts for your convenience.
presents a China Blog, which features in-depth commentary about current events in China. This blog, maintained by five experienced Time reporters based in China, is not Olympic-related, but it will occasionally reference news about the event. Regardless, you’ll learn more about this intriguing host country.
Beijing Visitor Blog
features useful advice and anecdotes for would-be travelers to the Olympic city and capital of China. You’ll find pleasant photography and postings on various topics, including hotel and hostel recommendations, up-and-coming restaurants, and intriguing descriptions of parks and neighborhoods in the city.
For Olympics message boards and forums…
provides message boards for fans. You can read past posts, including angry reactions to various bids and advice from coaches to young athletes. Post your own comments and questions after registering as a member of the site.
, although strewn with annoying pop-up ads, has an extensive forum section. After you register, you’ll have access to all of the discussions, which center around various countries’ Olympic bids.
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