Nick Friedell

The Medal Stand: Olympic Village opens

Fourth-Place Medal

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A few links on a Sunday ...

The girls in this picture are taking an oath outside of the Olympic Village ... but they also look like holdovers from an Arsenio Hall studio audience.

Athletes pour into the place they will be calling home for the next month ... (Xinhua)

True story: A gender verification lab has been set up at the Olympics ... (AFP)

Hotel prices are actually dropping in Beijing ... (Telegraph)

Too bad Charles Barkley isn't still on the Olympic team, then the people in Macau would have nothing to worry about ... (Review-Journal)

In China, they call this a basketball ticket frenzy. In America, we call this normal---a normal day waiting in line for an iPhone ... (Xinhua)

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