Thursday, August 14, 2008

Shopping in Old Town

This morning, the U.S. players took a short excursion to the Old Town section of Shanghai where there is some of the best souvenir shopping around. The players were briefly caught in a short thunderstorm, but luckily there were plenty of indoor shops to ride out the rain. As usual, the players did well on the shopping front and their family and friends can rest assured that there are some cool gifts coming. In the middle of a big square, there was a huge board showing pictures of all of the Chinese gold medallists so far as well as an up-to-the minute scoreboard tracking the medal count. It was quite a popular stop for the many Chinese in Old Town who are certainly very, very proud of how well their countrymen and women are doing so far.

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