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# Monday, August 04, 2008
Let the Games Begin!
Posted by Grace

Attention around the world is already turning to Beijing, where the 2008 Summer Olympics begins this Friday. To get you in the sporting mood, we've collected some great resources on Olympics history.

The New York Times has a great audio slideshow about legendary Olympians. The interviewees include John Carlos (the runner who raised a gloved fist during the awards ceremony in 1968), Nadia Comaneci and Mark Spitz.

Britannica.com has an in-depth history of the games, and Kodak shows great Olympics moments in pictures.

The New York Times' Olympics blog also has a roundup of past official songs of the games complete with YouTube videos. Some are very memorable (like Gloria Estefan's "Reach")—others I'd much rather forget I ever heard.



More current Olympics information:


Genealogy fun | Oral History | Social History | Videos
Monday, August 04, 2008 1:48:15 PM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)  #  Comments [2]
Monday, August 04, 2008 10:45:28 PM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)
If any of your readers are genealogy blog fans or genealogy bloggers themselves, they are welcome to participate in the Summer 2008 Genea-Blogger Group Games through the Genea-Blogger Group at Facebook.

For more information, read my post here:
http://ancestories1.blogspot.com/2008/08/announcing-summer-2008-genea-blogger.html
Tuesday, August 05, 2008 9:43:36 AM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)
Very cool, Miriam!
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