Early last month, China launched a week-long series of anti- terrorist drills called "Great Wall 5", in preparation for the upcoming 2008 Olympic Games. It's clearly not a situation anyone can take lightly.
These uncredited pictures from China Photos via Getty Images are just a teaser for what is sure to be a deluge of amazing sports photographs when The Games start on 8.8.08. Finding the images that transcend the average is something I always look forward to, but I thought these were a good start.
Firemen cutting barriers.
To date, however, the story for me (and I think just about everybody) has to be Dara Torres, preparing to compete in her fifth Olympics as well as just breaking her own record at age 41.
Robert Maxwell, who I think is a vastly under-recognized photographer, took this powerful portrait for the New York Times Magazine showing what 0% body fat mixed 100% iron determination looks like.