Cheers to Boston.com and Getty Images for putting together this remarkable gallery of the women's fencing competition in Beijing. Rule of thumb: huge-ass pictures make even the boring Olympic sports look dramatic and cool.
Some of the better photos are thumbnailed below, and just to make things interesting I've included a couple Photoshops from Something Awful's compilation on how to spice up the Olympics. See if you can spot the fakes. Hint: if you guessed the one where the fencers are wearing stilts on a high-wire during a lightning storm with a jumbo jet closing in on them… I'm sorry, that's incorrect. That's an actual photo of the event. At least that's what the Chinese government told me.