Assessing the Games often depended on how far you squinted into the Beijing haze. But sometimes, especially at the Olympics, it's best to suspend the cynicism.
As the owner of the Golden Ticket -- a media pass -- Jim decided to see how many Olympic events he could attend in one day.
The U.S. Olympic media summit is an odd gathering, as reporters try to familiarize themselves with athletes and sports that come into the mainstream only during an Olympic year. Jim Caple tries to capture the flavor from the sessions.