Patricia Nell Warren

What? No jocks here?

Filed By Patricia Nell Warren | August 11, 2008 9:00 AM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment
Tags: Beijing Olympics

As I post this, there haven't been any Beijing posts except political ones, including one of mine. Hard to believe. Am I really the only jock among our honorable contributors? Some amazing sports action is going on in China, notably women's action. Oh, the swimmers! The fencers! And 10 of our own people are in the thick of it.

I'm part of the team covering the Summer Games via TV and Internet for, so I invite Bilerico contributors and readers to mosey over to our website and check out our feisty and fantastic LGBT-themed Olympic blog, with comments going up almost every hour. Meanwhile I guess I will have to do another political post about the Games. Watch for it tomorrow.

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I love the Olympics! I stayed up late last night to watch swimming and I am so glad I did! I got to see the US break the world record in the men's relay and win a gold! It was AMAZING!!

Patricia, I've been watching the gymnastics and women's basketball. Yesterday was disappointing for both the US and China in gymnastics. Lots of big mistakes to go around. As for basketball, Australia is looking really good against Brasil this morning. It helps that Penny Taylor is leading the charge. And she's not bad to look at either. Come to think of it, all of these women are delicious eye candy.

P.S. Did I mention I'm a fan of the short shorts on those volleyball players? Talk about buns, hun!

You'd better believe I'm watching. I thought it was very cool that we finished 1-2-3 in women's saber fencing.

Just watched some swimming here. Why why why why why did they change the men's swimsuits?

OK, I know why, but I still don't like it!

I have to admit, the Olympics don't have the same glow for me this year that they usually do. Holding the Games in China has really dampened my enthusiasm.

I watched some of the countries march around for the opening ceremonies, but that's been about it. It's almost as if I feel that by watching it, I'm condoning their human rights abuses.

I made the personal decision to boycott this year's Olympics because of concerns over China's human rights record. It's a lot harder than I thought it would be. Everyone is talking about it.

To be honest, I'm a little more concerned that not one post on Bilerico has touched on the Georgia-Russian conflict. There are LGBT angles to be considered here - specifically, one of the reasons Georgia hasn't been admitted to NATO or the EU yet was their reluctance to take positive steps forward on protecting LGBT citizens. If Georgia had been accepted to either NATO or the European Union, I expect this would be a much more dangerous situation than it is now (and that's saying a lot).

You make a fair point, Jere. Maybe you should write a guest post about the issue.

Robert Ganshorn | August 12, 2008 4:02 AM

I find the news summaries plenty. I enjoy the happenings around the Olympics more interesting than the 58 seconds it takes someone to set a swimming record.

Hey, so does anyone know why there's all this controversy about some little girl lip syncing at the opening ceremony? I only caught the tail end of it on CNN.

And while we're on the subject of the opening ceremony, can we put a little pressure on the IOC or whoever to demand more fashion forward outfits for the the athletes to wear when they march around in a a circle. Watching people walk is boring enough. The clothes they wear shouldn't be boring, too. I mean, the little suit jacket is so tired. I think the Project Runway outfit that Korto designed would be a step in the right direction. I expected that at least France would have something impressive to wear, but they didn't. I did like the cute hats the Americans wore, though.