Show rundown for 8/28/2004

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John Powers

The Boston Globe's John Powers has an Olympic update from Athens.

Speedo vs. TYR

During the swimming competition in Athens, athletes modeled technologically advanced swimsuits of various styles, shapes, and manufacturers. But can a swimsuit really improve performance? We'll ask the experts.

Wonderful Helpful Phrasebook

Beijing wastes no time in helping you have a wonderful, pleasant time at the 2008 games.

Greek Embarrassment?

As far as publicity is concerned, for Greece, the games have been a mixed blessing at best. Hometown fans have not been without champions to cheer, but disappointment and embarrassment have perhaps outweighed the celebration. In to discuss these circumstances is Olympics historian David Wallechinsky, author of several editions of "The Complete Book of The Olympics."

Investigating the Marathon

"In the true spirit of the games": So goes the official slogan of Athens 2004. It's a good one because, although history has come full circle with the Olympics return to Athens, there are questions regarding the authenticity, if not the spirit, of one this olympiad's premier competitive events. From Athens, Joanna Kakissis reports.


Bill mulls over his favorite tidbits of the Athens games.

Favorite Olympic Moments and More with Charlie Pierce

Bill Littlefield and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss: favorite Olympic moments, LeBron's challenge, and a distasteful solution.

This program aired on August 28, 2004.

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