Olympic Fever

August 14, 2012 at 11:56 am (Uncategorized) ()

And so the Olympics are over.

At the last Olympic Games in 2008 I wrote a post of all things Olympic, which I still stand by today. However, during the first week of this year’s games, I was on vacation in Quebec City with the kids. After a long day’s whatever, it’s always nice to sit back and watch TV, but most of the stuff was in French …except the Olympics.

If you can put aside all of the nationalist bullshit, cheating, and poor sportsmanship, (pretty much all the things I criticized last time), you might be able to enjoy the games. I’ll admit more than a passing interest in the women’s soccer competition, and state here that the US v. Canada semi-final was one of the most exciting I’ve seen in years.

It’s easy to get sucked in. (I also kind of liked seeing some of the bands at the finale). Still, given the predominance of all that nationalist bullshit, cheating, poor sportsmanship etc. it’s really impossible to go over wholeheartedly.

But hey, only two years to the World Cup!

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