"Another big day, with six finals but it is on the qualification round of one event that 1 billion Chinese will be concentrating, and that’s because of the presence of Liu Xiang."
That NBC is not all over his story means they are still in the thrall of 2003-Iraq-War thinking, where flag-waving jingoism rivaling that of the Nazis is a must and any foreigner is immediately waved off as unimportant at best but most likely planning to murder us all. And if you think that way, why exactly have you paid such a princely sum to cover the most international event the world has yet created? Or merely have you no balls at all?
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NBC TV schedule: Monday, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. (heats), 8 p.m. - midnite (pole vault, long jump, 400H, steeple), 12:30 - 2 a.m. (800 and discus)
CBC TV schedule: 6 p.m. - 3 a.m. Sunday, 6 a.m. - noon Monday
- Men's 200 meters heats & semis (Bolt has now made even early-round walkovers a "highlight")
- Men's 110m Hurdles heats (ditto for Liu Xiang)
- Women's 100m Hurdles semis
- Women's Discus Throw final
- Women's Pole Vault final
- Men's Long Jump final
- Women's 400m Hurdles semis
- Men's Steeplechase final
- Women's 800 meters final
- Men's 400m Hurdles final