Friday, August 22, 2008

Star Power

You think that the USA vs. Brazil Olympic gold medal match was a big deal in Beijing? Well, you'd be correct. Not only did almost 52,000 fans fill the Beijing Workers Stadium, but there were some serious VIPS in the audience. How does this collection of personalities strike you: Lakers and USA Basketball star Kobe Bryant, figure skating legend Michelle Kwan, IOC Pressident Jacque Rogge, FIFA President Sepp Blatter, movie star Vince Vaughn, and, you guessed it, the GREAT Pele. (We wonder which team he was cheering for?). There were also numerous other U.S. athletes who made the trek and stayed up late to support the soccer players and we just want to say we really appreciate it. The U.S. team is planning on returning the favor as numerous players are planning on attending the Women's Basketball gold medal game and/or the Women's Volleyball gold medal game. A bunch of players are going to the Men's Soccer gold medal game as well. Argentina vs. Nigeria in front of 90,000 at the Bird's Nest! Wow. Needless to say, all present at Workers Stadium on Aug. 21 were treated to a fabulously exciting match and left with a very fond Olympic memory (well, except those rooting for Brazil). Of course, these aren't pics of these famous people at the game. The Blog's little camera doesn't have a very good zoom.

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