Seven years of planning, $40 billion spent – more than for any other Olympics in history. And even now everyone keeps asking: Are they ready?
There is still the constant problem with pollution. But even putting that aside, no one really knows what will work and what won't.
The Olympics have a history of throwing up surprises that even the most thorough Communist planner couldn't foresee.
Perhaps one indication came today on Thursday. The Beijing Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games, known as BOCOG, planned a press conference called "Are we ready?"
It was postponed until Friday.
I guess they weren't ready.
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