The Medal Stand: Did Michael Phelps save the Beijing Olympics?

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Michael Phelps is the story from these Games. He will live on in history because of his performance in China. I wouldn't say he saved these Beijing Olympics though. He might have made them more popular, especially in America, but the Olympics were going to be a gigantic event either way. Bill Simonson disagrees with me. [The Huge Blog]

The lights went out last night at the National Indoor Stadium. [LA Times]

Liu Xiang's sponsors are pretty loyal. [Reuters]

Would you pay $550 bucks for a bathing suit? [Pocket-Lint]

Security seems to be getting a little looser in Beijing as the Games go on. [Telegraph]

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