6 Events to Watch in Beijing

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 8, 2008 8:00 PM CDT
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(Newser) – For those who won't watch every Olympic game—and who will?—Esquire has picked a few Olympic highlights to Tivo:

  • Day 1: Michael Phelps starts his second bid for eight gold medals.
  • Day 2: Kobe Bryant dribbles and shoots in the Olympics—for the first time ever.
  • Day 2: US field hockey player Jesse Gey wows with her looks and her game.

  • Day 12: BMX racing debuts on the Olympic stage.
  • Day 13: South African Natalie Du Toit, the first Olympic amputee, braves the 10-kilometer open water swim.
  • Day 17: When it's all over, there's Monday Night Football: Seakhawks/Chargers.