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After presenting Michael Phelps with the gold medal, the loudspeaker gave the worst rendition of the US national anthem I ever heard. What was that, some .MIDI file? They repeated the first few bars several times, then cut the end short, completely omitting the "...and the home of the brave". Phelps shook his head and laughed it off, but when the camera cut quickly to G.W. Bush in the stands, he didn't seem to have noticed it. I haven't seen any other medal presentations, so I don't know whether the Chinese screwed up any other anthems, but that was almost a slap in the face.

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