Slate on China and the Beijing Olympics.

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Aug. 24 2008 12:04 AM

The 2008 Olympics

A roundup of Slate's coverage of China and the Beijing Games.

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"The Olympics Sap-o-Meter: NBC reaches yet another milestone on its magically sappy Olympic journey," by Josh Levin, Derek Thompson, and Chris Wilson. Posted Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2008.

"Dispatches From Beijing: Liverpudlian Scalpers, Scam Web Sites, and Other Highlights of an Olympic-Sized Ticketing Fiasco," by Tom Scocca. Posted Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2008.

"The Olympics Sap-o-Meter: 'We saw people all around this stadium, as we were leaving, in tears, sobbing uncontrollably,' " by Josh Levin, Derek Thompson, and Chris Wilson. Posted Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2008.

"Jamaican Me Speedy: Why are Jamaicans so good at sprinting?" by Nina Shen Rastogi. Posted Monday, Aug. 18, 2008.

"The XX Factor: Six Cheers for Natalie Coughlin," by Rachael Larimore. Posted Monday, Aug. 18, 2008.

"Like Regular Ping-Pong, With Concussions: In praise of doubles table tennis," by Robert Weintraub. Posted Monday, Aug. 18, 2008.

"The Olympics Sap-o-Meter: More tears, more moms, more dreams, and three new Sap-o-Meter records," by Josh Levin, Derek Thompson, and Chris Wilson. Posted Monday, Aug. 18, 2008.

"Dispatches from Beijing: I Saw Michael Phelps Win His Eighth Gold Medal," by Jacob Leibenluft. Posted Monday, Aug. 18, 2008.

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"Taking Sprinting to New Heights: The 6-foot-5 Usain Bolt set a world record in the 100-meter dash. Short sprinters, beware," by Edward McClelland. Posted Sunday, Aug. 17, 2008

"Beach Bums: Why are beach-volleyball players always patting each other on the butt?" by Troy Patterson. Posted Friday, Aug. 15, 2008.