The Wall Street Journal speculates who will light the Olympic flame, a game that has dominated newspapers, TV and websites running poll after poll:
Readers’ picks have ranged from obvious choices such as basketball star Yao Ming and hurdler Liu Xiang — China’s best hope for a track medal — to sports veterans such as gymnast-turned-sportswear-magnate Li Ning, or diving queen Fu Mingxia, to even mythical figures such as dragons, phoenixes and the Monkey King, China’s folkloric trickster figure.
The Beijing Morning Daily suggested that the cauldron could be lit by the 2.3-meter Mr. Yao holding up a Sichuan orphan. Others suggested the six members of the women’s volleyball team who struck gold in the 1984 Games, a first.
Another more fanciful suggestion, posted on cnwest.com, a Shaanxi based news site, would like to see thousands of investors on Chinese stock markets shouting “up” at the torch to light it.
Now that will be a sight to behold…
Happy viewing everyone!!