Olympic organizers must have a cheerleader fetish. They are everywhere — at the volleyball matches, at basketball games, at handball and at BMX. It’s a little odd to see them dancing on the dirt track. Perhaps the rationale of BOCOG (Beijing Organizing Committee of the Oympic Games) was this: most sports fans are male, most spectators will be male, thus the more cheerleaders the better to keep the men in their seats.

Here’s a video of a routine at the BMX event Wednesday. They obviously need to work on their moves, but they had one big fan in the stands. You can barely hear it but around the :50 point mark, a guy I met from Las Vegas (he’s the long-haired dude in my Flickr feed) said, “They are so hot, mmm, whooo!”