What could go wrong in Beijing during the Summer Games? The answer, according to Slate, is unsettling. Everything:
Toxic air, algae blooms, Tibetan uprisings—welcome to the 2008 Summer Olympics! As the Aug. 8 opening ceremony inches closer, the list of potential disasters gets longer every day. Below, we’ve collected all of the crises and glitches that might spoil the Beijing games. On our ranking scale, one torch is no big deal; 10 torches is a potential catastrophe.