Countdown to the Beijing Olympic Games Begins

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When the clocks counted down to 8pm in Tianamen Square, China marked exactly 12 months until the 2008 Olympic Games, that country's chance to show the world its rising political and economic power. Alan Abrahamson, who has covered the Olympics for the past eight years, is a staff writer with NBC Sports.com.

Credits

Guest:
Alan Abrahamson - 3 Wire Sports / USC - @alanabrahamson

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Dan Konecky, Karen Radziner, Katie Cooper