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Do I Want To Attend The 2008 Olympics in China?

It is hard for me to ignore the fact that I will likely be on the Asian continent around the time of the 2008 Summer Olympics in China (August 8-24, 2008).  I haven't really given the idea of attending any of the events much thought.  It would be awesome to catch a few soccer (football) matches, however I imagine it would be costly and crowded in and around Beijing.

While it might not match the atmosphere of a live event, I'm sure travelers from around the world would get together to watch events in bars or restaurants so they can cheer for their home country.

Has anyone out there attended a Summer Olympics before, or have an opinion on the topic?

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Rayford Rohlf

Friday 29th of October 2010

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