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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 could keep a ball in […] More

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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 issued this announcement on their […] More

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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 rubber soles of racing flats, […] More

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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 publicity stunt. In 2004, he […] More