Nick Friedell

The Best of Beijing: Volume 1

Fourth-Place Medal

Each night we'll highlight some of the best pictures of the day for your viewing pleasure ...

For our first edition we'll take a look back at some of the best images from the last few days.

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Michael Phelps celebrates his first gold medal of the Beijing Games

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(l to r) Sada Jacobson, Mariel Zagunis and Becca Ward all celebrate medal victories for the U.S.A. in fencing.

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Martin Plavins and Aleksandrs Samoilovs of Latvia stun Phil Dalhausser and Todd Rogers of the U.S. in beach volleyball.

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Glow in the dark dancers give the Opening Ceremony an extra boost.

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Kobe Bryant and the Americans get ready to face China.

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Alexander Artemev performs on the first day of the men's gymnastics competition.

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The Olympic torch goes flying at the Opening Ceremony.

Photos via Getty Images

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