The Medal Stand: LeBron leads the way

Nick Friedell

A few links for Wednesday ...

I still don't understand why LeBron James had to guarantee that the U.S. would win the gold medal, but I guess he feels pretty confident. It seems like that confidence is starting to rub off on his teammates. []

Remember all that talk we heard in the last few weeks about China lifting its Internet restrictions, yeah that's not going to happen. [Telegraph]

Michael Phelps appears to have taken a lot of his marketing cues from Tiger Woods. []

The Canadian Olympic team will be eating very well in Beijing. [Globe and Mail]

Speaking of food, if I were headed to Beijing, I bet I would spend a lot of nights eating out here. [The]

An interesting story about three guys who have become kings in the pole vaulting industry. [Tahoe Daily Tribune]