The Medal Stand: This train looks like it can fly

A few links for Friday ...

The fastest train in the world now resides in China. This baby goes 220 miles an hour and started its service today, just in time for the Olympics. [TimesOnline]

The Chinese men's basketball team is searching for some help from a higher power. [Xinhua]

Carl Lewis says that track and field doesn't have a soul anymore. [The Australian]

The rush to get water to Beiijing has left these farners in the dust. [Reuters]

Chicago's Mayor Richard Daley is headed over to China next week to check out the transportation systems. [AP]

The U.S. men's basketball team had no problems with Lithuania this morning. [SLAM]

What to Read Next