The Medal Stand After Dark: Opening Ceremony eve

Nick Friedell

A few links to get you through the night ...

This is what the Olympic Stadium will look like tomorrow in Beijing. If you want to know more about the building the locals have dubbed "the bird's nest," check this out. [New York Times]

A great story about a Minnesota man who serves as the U.S. table tennis team manager. [Star Tribune]

The Olympic spirit has definitely caught on in China, just check out some of these pictures. [Daily Mail]

A wonderful story about two sisters from New York City and how Dara Torres helped influence their Olympic dreams. [New York Times]

I hope that Lisa Leslie and company end up playing Australia during the women's basketball tournament. [Reuters]

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