olympic games 2008

I guess it’s time to bring this back.

This illustration was drawn by Yana back in 2008:

And this is a panel from the latest chapter (ch126):

I’m not saying these are the same photo, but it’s good to keep in mind that Yana has had the idea of the “burnt family photo” since 2008 :D

Usain Bolt to lose Olympic gold after teammate caught doping

Usain Bolt made history as the first sprinter to sweep three gold medals at three Olympic Games. Now he’s losing a piece of his historic hardware.

Bolt will forfeit an Olympic gold won at the 2008 Beijing Games because his Jamaican teammate was caught doping.

Nesta Carter was disqualified from the 4x100 relay that won gold in Beijing after a reanalysis of his sample found the banned substance methylhexaneamine, the IOC announced Wednesday.


Nickel Ashmead, Usain Bolt, Asafa Powell & Yohan Blake win Gold in the Mens 4x100m Athletics Relay. It is Jamaica’s 3rd consecutive Olympic Gold in this event.

Usain Bolt did the “triple triple”, winning the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay at 3 Olympics Games (Beijing 2008, London 2012, and now Rio 2016). This gives him a total of 9 Olympic Gold medals, placing him equal-second behind Michael Phelps as the most-awarded Gold medalist ever.


Summer Olympics in Beijing. Philatelic document. Father’s Day. Bloc feuillet. 2008. France. Made in France. Single model. digital photo

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Through the Years → Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands (221/)

22 August 2008 | Prince Willem Alexander of The Netherlands smiles during the medal ceremony after the Netherlands won the gold medal in the women’s hockey at the Olympic Green Hockey Field on Day 14 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China. (Photo by Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images)


Gold medalist and Olympic champion representing the United States of America….

Athens 2004 - gold Carly Patterson (United States), silver Svetlana Khorkina (Russia), bronze Zhang Nan (China)

Beijing 2008 - gold Nastia Liukin (United States), silver Shawn Johnson (United States), bronze Yang Yilin (China)

London 2012 - gold Gabby Douglas (United States), silver Viktoria Komova (Russia), bronze Aliya Mustafina (Russia)

Rio 2016 - gold Simone Biles (United States), silver Aly Raisman (United States), bronze Aliya Mustafina (Russia)

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You should check out the sad state of the Beijing Olympics arena now.

I know.

It is a sad comment on what the Olympics have become, cities build all this infrastructure that is left to rot after the main event is over. There is a series of images by David Gray called Ghosts of Olympics Past that includes some of the best known venues from the 2008 Olympics (among others). Still, I consider the design one of the highlights of stadium design in recent years.

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Phlochte 'N' Roses!

Don’t Cry (Original) from the album: Use you illusion I - Guns ‘N'Roses

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Talk to me softly
There’s something in your eyes
Don’t hang your head in sorrow
And please don’t cry
I know how you feel inside I’ve
I’ve been here before
Somethin’s changin’ inside you
And don’t you know

Don’t you cry tonight
I still love you baby
Don’t you cry tonight
Don’t you cry tonight
there’s a heaven above you baby
And don’t you cry tonight

Give me a whisper
And give me a sigh
Give me a kiss before you tell me goodbye
Don’t you take it so hard now
And please don’t take it so bad
I’ll still be thinking of you
And the times we had… baby

Don’t you cry tonight
Don’t you cry tonight
Don’t you cry tonight
there’s a heaven above you baby
And don’t you cry tonight

And please remember that I never lied
And please remember
how I felt inside now honey
You gotta make it your own way
But you’ll be alright now sugar
You’ll feel better tomorrow
Come the morning light now baby

And don’t you cry tonight
An don’t you cry tonight
An don’t you cry tonight
there’s a heaven above you baby
And don’t you cry
Don’t you ever cry
Don’t you cry tonight
Baby maybe someday
Don’t you cry
Don’t you ever cry
Don’t you cry


Gosh, 5 years ago today… time flies!

That moment was and still is magic! Can’t help but tear up each time I watch her routine *·*