Well organised Games in beautiful new stadiums of a high architectonical standard, e.g. the Birds' Nest. With some events the empty spots in the stadiums were filled up with school children and other people who didnot always understand the rules of the game they were watching. But on the average: Games with only small problems (death of an American coach), competing sporters with the outstanding Usain Bolt at the 100 mtrs sprint and less smog problems than expected.