I’m enjoying the Olympics, I like cycling, volleyball, and a couple of other events. I still haven’t seen any archery, but would like to. I could do without all the reverence about the sports. I loved the opening ceremony, the five rings looking freshly forged were a great effect, that must have been spectacular to see it live. I thought that Beijing did a better opening ceremony though, I still remember them lighting the Olympic cauldron, the flame running up the edges of the stadium to explode when it reached the cauldron. Wow.
The television coverage is good this year, they are showing some variety, and repeat a sport enough that you can follow it, rather than just seeing a glimpse of it.
To bad there’s so much money and cheating behind the whole thing, one-hundred athletes banned before the first day, just because the drug testers discovered a new drug test, but I suppose there are thousands of athletes and so one-hundred is a small percent of the whole. I think that the badminton players were just being strategic when they tried to throw that match, I’d rather see them stay in the games.
Its a little sad though, to see the athletes devote so much time and energy… and what do they get in the end? Its sad to see the gymnastics being judged down to the slightest little twitch, and down to a hundredth-of-a-point… the truth being that they are all amazing and wonderful.