A summer beach party: Beijing Olympics beach volleyball (column flashback)

This was a fun column to write from Beijing during the 2008 Summer Olympics.

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/sports/2008/08/20/general/beach-volley-provides-good-fun-for-everyone/#.VdGxRbLtmkp

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Column flashback – Kitajima’s swimming feats inspire a nation

From Beijing, I filed this column in August 2008 after men’s breaststroke specialist Kosuke Kitajima picked up his third Olympic gold medal (en route to his fourth, thus repeating his 100-200 double).

Kitajima’s swimming feats inspire a nation