anybody watching these? china's tibet & darfur situations, the banning of people who support darfur and the murder of an american volleyball team member have created an unpleasant taste in my mouth. but hopefully i'll get over those things. i'm most interested in seeing how USA basketball does. on one hand i want any team with jason kidd on it to win. on the other hand, if the USA fails to get gold it will be another valuable lesson about the importance of teamwork, so there're positives in that also. there's probably many other interesting stories, but i'm ignorant at this point.