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It's The Dash wrap-up, and our documents are real

Updated: August 25, 2008, 4:32 PM ET
By Pat Forde | ESPN.com

BEIJING -- Forty names, games, countries and minutiae that made news at the Beijing Olympics (forged birth certificates sold separately):

Douse the flame. The Metric Dash has ridden in the last lost taxi, slept on the last concrete mattress and imbibed the last watery beer for these Games. No more noodles for a while. No more rushing to catch the 3 a.m. bus from the Main Press Center that never, ever departed at 3:01 -- that would be late.

You know it's time to go when ...

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