The Olympic mascots were everywhere.
Beijing Huan Ying Ni
Little Nini was green and sweet
The clerks expertly powered through customers and credit cards
Beijing had reportedly spent $44 bilion on this event.
All the official sponsors had headquarters on the Olympic Green.
Inspirational messages about determination and the glory of athletics poured forth.
LG had a blue building with an enormous plastic man bursting out of the side.
There was a building dedicated to Green technology in China
LCD lights indicated all the energy saving features that were possible
The promises of a bright, wealthy, expensive future were everywhere.
New Beijing Great Olympics
Red Cross Hand in Hand Olympics
One World One Dream