Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Bookmark of the Month - Beijing 2008 Olympic Games

As the Olympic flame ended it's journey as short time ago and began it's ascent to the Great Wall, it occurred to me that while I've seen hundreds of websites touting their coverage of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, not one had mentioned an 'official' site.

For me, the Olympics should be preserved as an enjoyable and symbolic, cherished event, where we can come together if just for a week or two, and celebrate our planet, it's people .... as well as our athletes.

As it says on this year's official website, "One World, One Dream".

The 2008 Olympics technically begin tomorrow although coverage of some pre-launch events are  already underway.

The Official Website from The Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad can be found here.

Note: This is the English language link.  The site is available in numerous languages which can be selected from the main page.  If you wish to view the official launch site in Chinese, it can be found here.

Other notable links include: The NBC Olympic Website, the United States Olympic Committee's coverage, ESPN's Olympic Coverage, the Official website of the Olympic Movement, Australia's ABC Olympic coverage, and hundreds of others from news and sports websites, throughout the world.

Update Aug 10:  You may need to do a little spam filtering but some decent quality replays are now appearing on YouTube.

Update 2 Aug 10 :  Yahoo's easy-to-navigate and almost realtime Olympic overage is here.