Sunday, August 17, 2008

Fencing... Yes It's A Sport

(August 10th)

As I was initially ticket-less until yesterday (the unsold tickets from France arrived in Beijing so there was a big line-up on Friday to see what was available), the sport gods looking down from Olympus decided that I would get some fencing and athletics tickets......A work friend also heard my wish to see some rhythmic gymnastics (no I'm not joking) and he had a friend who has a friend...well, you know the story.....It's called 'guanxi' in Chinese!

Anyway, the first trip was to fencing where I got to see France blow it in the gold medal match against I don't remember who......quite impressive being there compared to watching it on TV: