The 2008 Olympics
A roundup of Slate's coverage of China and the Beijing Games.
"Explainer's Olympics Roundup: Your questions about the Games, with answers from our archives," by Derek Thompson. Posted Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2008.
"Why Do Fencers Shriek?: And other questions about the 2008 Olympics," by Juliet Lapidos. Posted Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2008.
" 'Why Not Just Use Beavers?': NBC's visit to the Three Gorges Dam, and other Olympics coverage highlights," by Troy Patterson. Posted Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2008.
"Down With the Perfect 10!: A mathematician explains the genius of the new gymnastics scoring system," by Jordan Ellenberg. Posted Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2008.
"The Sap-o-Meter Widget: Embed our Olympics schmaltz tracker on your blog, iGoogle, or Facebook page." Posted Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2008.
"The Olympics Sap-o-Meter: The sap reaches a record high. Blame mom," by Josh Levin, Derek Thompson, and Chris Wilson. Posted Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2008.
" 'There's a New China Syndrome, and It's Called China Gold': The latest from the SlateOlympics Twitter feed." Posted Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2008.
"Dispatches from Beijing: An American Tourist Is Murdered, and Conspiracy Theories Abound," by Tim Wu. Posted Monday, Aug. 11, 2008.
"Introducing the SlateOlympics Twitter Feed: How to follow the Beijing Games 24/7," by Josh Levin. Posted Friday, Aug. 8, 2008.
"Will Respirators Help Our Olympic Athletes?: Only if they put them on correctly," by Jacob Leibenluft. Posted Aug. 7, 2008.
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