They made a Games of it
The Beijing Olympics were a tableau of sights, sounds and action -- inside and outside the athletic venues. Above left, locals cool off in water jets near the National Aquatics Center. Above right, U.S. women’s basketball player Seimone Augustus flashes a heart sign during the Americans’ 92-65 gold-medal win over Australia. Below, Cuba’s Jorge Fernandez prepares for his discus throw. Clockwise from lower right: The Netherlands’ Jolanda Keizer in the javelin portion of the women’s heptathlon; a volunteer naps before the start of the track and field competition; and sand flies during the men’s beach volleyball final won by the United States’ Todd Rogers and Phil Dalhausser.