Ah, the Olympics

I love the Olympics. I really do. I get all choked up when I hear the Star Spangled Banner playing for a medalist (I like Oh, Canada too, but mostly because it's kind of catchy...) I'm inspired by the stories about how so and so worked hard for years and is finally living his/her dream of competing the Olympics. I'm made more hopeful by the symbolic events during the Olympics like the Afghani women competing for the first time in the Olympics or the North and South Koreans parading together during the opening ceremonies. Call me sentimental, but I just love the whole thing.

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A foolish consistency - The Olympics (August 17, 2004 1:12 AM)

I couldn't agree more with Tony Chor's comments on the Olympics. It's true that to a certain extent, the Olympics are staged to create a sense of national pride as well as an emotional reaction in the spectators. I see Read More

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