There's incredibly poisonous smog in the air.
One American murdered and explosions in the west.
An opening ceremonies pretty much produced by slave labor.
There's quite a bit to criticize the Chinese for as the 2008 Beijing Olympics begin. But talk to an ordinary Chinese person, listen to how proud they are to be able to host the world at the most unifying event on the planet... then tell me that there is nothing to praise about these Games.
And that's all that I have to say.
PS. Good on ya, Mike. One gold down.