Emotion shifts in Beijing after tragedy quickly strikes Games

Updated: August 9, 2008, 8:04 PM ET
By Pat Forde | ESPN.com

BEIJING -- A city that seemingly has a police and military presence on every street corner suddenly feels less secure.

A city bathing in the afterglow of a transcendent Opening Ceremony suddenly seems less ebullient.

A city energized by the beginning of widespread Olympic events suddenly finds the competition less important.

That's the gut reaction to the jarring, tragic news that the father-in-law of U.S. men's volleyball coach Hugh McCutcheon was killed ...

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