Japanese Olympic Skit

Not quite as impressive as the Chinese opening ceremonies, but this Olympic skit is pretty good! Anyone know the name of the game show? I have been meaning to find out for awhile now.

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Kosuke Kitajima trains with Nintendo Wii

I would definitely consider Kosuke Kitajima the face of Japanese olympics this year. Kitajima lived up to expectations and took gold for the 100m breaststroke. When preparing for the Olympics, it takes years of tough training and physical preperation. However, many times we don’t hear about the mental prepreation taken...

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Amazing Japan volleyball point

With the Beijing Olympics only 7 days away, I’m sure the blog-o-sphere is going to be buzzing with sports news.  I hope we have as much excitement during the games as this movie. Here’s a classic clip from a volleyball match between Japan and Brazil. I didn’t know that you...

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Japan objects to Olympic baseball rules

The new baseball rules for the 2008 Beijing Olympics has team Japan manager Senichi Hoshino very upset. The new rules state that during the 11th inning, each team will begin with a runner on first and second base. This was done to prevent long drawn out games. The Olympic Committee...

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Rice shoes to win at Beijing Olympics?

When big companies are going after high-tech, revolutionary materials for the edge during the Beijing Olympics, Hitoshi Mimura goes back to basics and incorporates rice to give athletes an edge. Mimura’s running shoes incorporates rice husks in the soles. He says, The husks, which are ground and embedded in the...

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2008 needles for Beijing Olympics

Not quite Japan, but a sea apart. Meet Dr. Sheng. You may think Dr. Sheng is just doing this as a publicity stunt for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. You would be right. However, this is not the first time Dr. Sheng has stuck needles in his head for a...

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