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Cullen Jones and the Men’s USA Relay Swim Team Win Gold—Beating Trash Talking French

The amazing swimming foursome from the USA, Cullen Jones, Michael Phelps, Garrett Weber-Gale, and Jason Lezak, shatter the world record in the mens 400-meter freestyle relay race in Beijing, beating the French, who recently trashed the Americans in the press. Crossing the finish line at 3 minutes, 8.24 seconds, the Americans took the gold medal, with the French nabbing silver and the Australians taking bronze. Jones is the second African American to win a gold medal in swimming. "We love listening to hear people talk stuff about us," Jones said in response to French swimmer Alain Bernard, who made headlines for telling sports newspaper L'Equipe, “The Americans? We’re going to smash them. That’s what we came for.” "This is our event," said Phelps, whose dream of making Olympic history is still alive. PHOTO: AP
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Gorillaz Journey To The Beijing Olympics

Gorillaz creators, Blur frontman Damon Albarn and original Tank Girl illustrator Jamie Hewlett, reinvented their virtual band of characters for the Chinese opera, Monkey: Journey To The West, which they're now using to promote the BBC 's coverage of the Beijing Olympics. After announcing in 2007 that Gorillaz wouldn't be releasing anymore studio pop albums, Albarn and Hewlett adapted The Monkey King, an ancient Chinese story about a hyperactive ape who leads a revolt against heaven and achieves immortality. The production, composed by Albarn, designed by Hewlitt and directed by Chen Shi-Zheng, is a mix of animations, live-action circus performances and Mandarin songs. It premiered to a standing ovation at the Manchester International Festival last summer and just re-opened at London's Royal Opera House on Wednesday night. An album based on the successful opera is already in the works and set to be released this summer. BBC began airing the Olympics-inspired clip of Monkey: Journey To The West on Thursday and will broadcast it as the opening title sequence for their Beijing Olympics coverage.
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Cullen Jones and the Men’s USA Relay Swim Team Win Gold—Beating Trash Talking French

The amazing swimming foursome from the USA, Cullen Jones, Michael Phelps, Garrett Weber-Gale, and Jason Lezak, shatter the world record in the mens 400-meter freestyle relay race in Beijing, beating the French, who recently trashed the Americans in the press. Crossing the finish line at 3 minutes, 8.24 seconds, the Americans took the gold medal, with the French nabbing silver and the Australians taking bronze. Jones is the second African American to win a gold medal in swimming. "We love listening to hear people talk stuff about us," Jones said in response to French swimmer Alain Bernard, who made headlines for telling sports newspaper L'Equipe, “The Americans? We’re going to smash them. That’s what we came for.” "This is our event," said Phelps, whose dream of making Olympic history is still alive. PHOTO: AP
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Gorillaz Journey To The Beijing Olympics

Gorillaz creators, Blur frontman Damon Albarn and original Tank Girl illustrator Jamie Hewlett, reinvented their virtual band of characters for the Chinese opera, Monkey: Journey To The West, which they're now using to promote the BBC 's coverage of the Beijing Olympics. After announcing in 2007 that Gorillaz wouldn't be releasing anymore studio pop albums, Albarn and Hewlett adapted The Monkey King, an ancient Chinese story about a hyperactive ape who leads a revolt against heaven and achieves immortality. The production, composed by Albarn, designed by Hewlitt and directed by Chen Shi-Zheng, is a mix of animations, live-action circus performances and Mandarin songs. It premiered to a standing ovation at the Manchester International Festival last summer and just re-opened at London's Royal Opera House on Wednesday night. An album based on the successful opera is already in the works and set to be released this summer. BBC began airing the Olympics-inspired clip of Monkey: Journey To The West on Thursday and will broadcast it as the opening title sequence for their Beijing Olympics coverage.
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