I have to say, it was pretty neat seeing the Zimbabwe athletes in the opening ceremonies. There were only 13 of them, but they looked so happy to be there -- okay, I guess all the athletes pretty much looked that way. It's just always interesting to see things about my home country and wonder what life would have been like were I still there (although we would probably be in South Africa rather than Zimbabwe now). And as the athletes were walking by, Bob Costas was saying that Robert Mugabe had planned on being in Beijing, but got as far as Hong Kong and was told by Chinese officials that he should not go any further. Interesting.