A few links to get you through the night ...
Meet Becca Ward. She might win a gold medal in fencing for the U.S. in Beijing. No matter what happens though, she won't be in China very long. Ward's got to get back home to attend Duke's freshman orientation. [USA Today]
There are over 100,000 security forces in Beijing right now. [CNN]
Thanks goes out to my FPM colleague Chris Chase for sending me Thomas Boswell's great column about the Great Wall of China. [Washington Post]
Nike has developed a very interesting Olympic riding boot. [Business Week]
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