Look closely and you'll see the haze rising from the stadium.
This is no doubt more of the extreme air pollution prevalent in Beijing - something which is unconscionable on first principles, but even more so for the capital city of a so-called "progressive" country.
Hopefully, many Olympic athletes will refuse to endanger their health, boycott the upcoming games, and make it very publicly clear why they are doing so.
This will result in a severe national loss of face for China, which ought to be a loud and clear wake-up call for their government. The country needs very much to have its international nose rubbed good and hard in its many failures. Extreme pollution of every type, human rights violations, endangerment of the global population via exported products, etc., etc., etc. The list unfortunately goes on and on.
Will China make any concerted national effort to become a good global neighbor? Perhaps, but let us not hold our collective breath waiting for that to happen, lest we end up looking like giant Smurfs!