Arete, Sport and Society, American Sport History, Olympics, Beijing
The Olympics in Beijing has been a great disappointment. No one has collapsed into a coughing fit from the air pollution. This seemed a certainty from all the reports leading up to the opening of what are so quaintly termed “the games.” The American cyclists who arrived in the Beijing Airport wearing face masks seemed to have made it through the opening ceremonies without contracting “black lung” or suffering a terminal case of “ring around the collar.” I feel I have been let down yet again by the press.
Sport and Society for Arete
College of Arts and Humanities
Crepeau, Richard C., "The Beijing Olympics" (2008). On Sport and Society. 774.