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More Hockey at the Olympics

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The last couple of days have been big hockey days. 2 games in the morning the start at 8:30am and 10:30am

Then the evening session with games at 6pm and 6:30pm and 8:30 and 9:00pm. i dont see all the games because as you can tell some are on at the same time.

Today the Chinese authorities decided they wanted to fill the stadiums so the bough in the "rent a crowd" mob. Amazing it was lots of beijing locals bussed and trucked in to watch and cheer.

I will attach some pics of the crowd so you can see.

The Aussie girls were good today 6 - 1 against Spain is a great result.

2 from 2 is awesome so far.

I have a morning off tomorrow so i will be a tourist and see what Beijing is like. The people around the Olympic venues are so helpful. in fact they are helpful to the point of being annoying.

I suspect the real locals in the suburbs will not be the same.

Beijing was hot today and quite humid. So i am sure the players found it tough i know the people in the stands found it tough.

That all for today. If you have any questions please feel free to email me at

Sasa , That is Chinese for Thank you

Bye for now

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Author: Anthony Thornton