Tuesday , Aug , 12 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Yao Ming Looking Forward to Resting

Houston Rockets center Yao Ming was recently quoted as saying that when he takes to the court in Beijing, it will mark his third and final appearance at the Olympic Games.

Perhaps Yao is hoping for an Olympic fairytale send off of capturing a gold medal in front of his home fans. Certainly such an achievement couldn’t be topped at international level.

Highly respected among China’s sporting fraternity, Yao had the honor of carrying his countries’ flag during the opening ceremony at the 2004 Olympics in Athens and is rumored to be a candidate to light the cauldron to mark the beginning of this month’s historic games in his native land.