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Rules aren't for everyone

August 13, 2008 |  1:43 am


BEIJING -- The interior of every Olympic venue is a no-smoking area.

That apparently doesn't apply to Chinese security guards.

Two were puffing away on cigarettes in the men's room at the Water Cube aquatics venue during the swimming competition.

It wasn't as if they were sneaking the smokes, either.  Both were standing in front of the sinks.

-- Philip Hersh

Photo: Two Olympic security guards at an entrance to the National Stadium and not a cigarette in sight. Then again, they are outdoors, not hanging out in a bathroom. Credit: Saeed Khan / AFP / Getty Images