100 Days Until Beijing Olympics
Beijing has spent almost $40 billion on the games so far and just look at the results.
With only 100 days left until the games begin, what could possibly go wrong?
Beijing on Wednesday marks the 100-day countdown to the Olympics with songs, a mass run and even prayers, hoping to put behind it the tumultuous events of the past month which have taken much gloss off its preparations. [...]
In all, the city has spent $35-40 billion on improved infrastructure, including a new airport terminal and subway lines, as well as $2.1 billion to cover the cost of running the Games.
But the city's smooth preparations for the Olympics have been overshadowed 100 days out by the torch relay's troubled journey around the globe, with protesters targeting China's human rights record, in particular its policy on Tibet.