Olympic Gold Medalist

We ran into Marlene Velthaus, whose swim relay won gold for the Netherlands.

On our day at the Bird's Nest Stadium we sat two rows behind Dutch fans. We told them congratulations because we'd watched their team win gold in water polo while getting ready to leave early that morning. They informed us that the game had actually been played the day before. So not only did the CCTVs (China has I think seven state-run channels) show the Olympics on practically every channel, they showed them practically around the clock.

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