I’ve gotten some Olympiad watching in. Those are some incredible people – all of them, even the losers.
Pity the poor sailor that got sick from the waters of the the bay. It is sad to realize that thirty years ago the youth were writing and singing about the place as a Shangri-La, and now I cringe when the crew of a scull throws the coxswain into the water after a wonderful victory.
I did miss the shooting events. Those I would liked to have seen. Given the current political environments, however, I wasn’t surprised at the coverage. Poor to nothing.
Kudo’s to Rio for trying to present the games despite the condition of their country. Also it is a pity they can not plow the amount of money they spent for the games, back into the community. Of course, throwing money into that community would be like throwing it at some of our own neighborhoods – and we do throw money at them, with the same expected results. It disappears and the folks stand around with their hands out waiting for more.
From the reaches,