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August 14, 2008 7:44 PM

Olympics: Groundhog Day.

Posted by Rod Mar

Remember the old Bill Murray movie, "Groundhog Day"? The one where he wakes up and relives the same day over and over?

Believe it or not, even a visual feast like the Olympics can get repetitive. Certainly not the photos, but the routine of going to the bus, riding to the press center, walking to the pool, watching Michael Phelps win another gold medal...

Wait. That's not the point of my "Groundhog Day" reference. I KNOW how lucky I am to be witnessing this history. I know because many of you are referring to Phelps and the Olympics in your Facebook statuses (statii?)

Even the Great Firewall of China can't keep Facebook down.

My reference is to the weather. After a week of clouds, haze and rain, the sun broke through today. Were the Chinese right about their ability to control the weather? After all, the track and field events begin today, and the weather is beautiful.

I was walking to the Water Cube this morning and saw my own shadow. That could only mean one thing -- ten more days of Olympics!

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