Since the day I first saw the commercials for the Beijing 2008 Olympics, I was eccstatic. China has been fighting to be accepted as part of the modern-day world for over 100 years. This is their time to shine and be recognized as a country just as modern as the United States and the rest of the world is. As I was watching the television, I saw the hundreds of Chinese athletes with huge smiles on their faces. I felt so happy for them because now they can tell their children about the day China "became" part of the world. I swear, I am going to start saving my money (right after I buy the dressform I want) just so I can a good seat for the next Olympics.