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How Beijing is preparing to host the 2008 Olympic Games.
Season 1, Episode 13
June 8, 2008
The series' conclusion highlights the Chinese National Gymnastics Team; two world champions, including the pressures they face; the drive to make kung fu an Olympic sport; a pentathlete.
Season 1, Episode 12
June 1, 2008
An Olympic celebration at an elementary school; profiles of Olympians; the drive to make kung fu an Olympic sport.
Season 1, Episode 11
May 25, 2008
A look at sports medicine in Beijing. Also: China's efforts to prevent another SARS outbreak; whom to call in an emergency; relieving headaches through foot massages.
Season 1, Episode 10
May 18, 2008
Efforts to reduce pollution in Beijing are examined. Also: how the city plans to handle the trash produced by1.5 million Olympic visitors.
Season 1, Episode 9
May 11, 2008
Transportation is examined. Included: buses; the subway, which is fast and reliable; and taxis, whose drivers are required to study English.
Season 1, Episode 8
May 4, 2008
Shopping destinations in Beijing are explored. Included: Old Pipe Street; Liulichang Street, where art has been sold for centuries; Yashou, where bargaining skills are a requisite; fashion spots.
Season 1, Episode 7
April 27, 2008
Nightlife activities are highlighted, including a 400-foot-long buffet; the restaurants Buffalo Club and the World of Suzie Wong; classical music; and the Lao She teahouse, which features Peking opera and kung fu.
Season 1, Episode 6
April 20, 2008
The Forbidden City; the Great Wall; historic neighborhoods called Hutongs; Panjiauan, a large flea market; avant-garde art.
Season 1, Episode 5
April 13, 2008
Restaurants specializing in American and Greek food; Brazilian chefs' thoughts on Chinese cuisine; fast-food options; Western exchange students on life in China.
Season 1, Episode 4
April 6, 2008
The preparations to feed the expected 1.5 million visitors; plans to create a food festival during the Olympics; restaurants with surprising Chinese cuisine.
Season 1, Episode 3
March 30, 2008
The Olympics' impact on the bottom line of government agencies; a printing company that won an Olympic contract; Atos Origin, Lenovo and the Olympics; challeges faced by China's travel industry.
Season 1, Episode 2
March 23, 2008
The Summer Games' main venue; the indoor stadium; the media center; the Olympic Village.
Season 1, Episode 1
March 16, 2008
The creators of the opening and closing ceremonies are interviewed. Also: the search for an Olympic theme song; volunteering at the Olympics; college students hoping to make history.
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