Archive for August 10th, 2004

Obligatory Olympics post

Aug 10, 2004 in Current Events

The 2004 Olympics are set to begin this week, with opening ceremonies on Friday and soccer games starting tomorrow. The big story right now? The ugly Olympic mascots, Phevos and Athena. (pics)

And, for the first time ever, all 28 Olympic events will be seen on American television, many of them live. NBC is filling seven channels with Olympic coverage, a far cry from the tape-delayed, heavily-edited and scripted 2000 Sydney coverage.