It's a sunny day here in Beijing and 33 degrees. Believe it or not, I did see some blue sky amongst the foggy haze over the city. The temperature was not unbearably hot or humid. My flight from Singapore was pleasant. The airport arrival was uneventful.
Ed Willes in this mornings' Province details the inspirational story of Victoria resident and Canadian Men's Lightweight Four rowing coach Bent Jensen as he battles cancer and cheers on his team in Beijing. "He wanted to be here and the team wanted him here," said
The UK's TimesOnline provides some insights into the training techniques and sport science behind China's athletes getting so good, so quickly on the Olympic stage. China's ascent to global sporting success is a remarkable story.
This morning's Province has an article on Beijing's smog and whether it will be more challenging for Olympic athletes to compete in. Dr. Don McKenzie (a physician and physiologist from UBC over working with the canoe/kayakers) believes the longer an athlete is there the tougher it will be for them.
Preparation and Practice is Key to Venue Safety There was some rain today, so the air was cooler and much easier to breath on my long run, which I managed to get in after my game coverage and anti-doping supervision.