Tuesday, May 27, 2008

isolated, unsocial, and introspective

Or at least according to the Beijing Olympic Committee. I look forward to the summer games every 4 years. Here's hoping the TV coverage is better than last time. I saw NO coverage of combat sports, 4-5 minutes of fencing (and that only because of the first US gold medal since the beginning of the [20th] century!), almost no soccer, NO rhythmic gymnastics (as opposed to artistic or just adjectiveless) ...

But still every four years I feel compelled to stay up until 2AM each night watching water polo :/

This time round I have an extra stake in the performance of some teams in the US squad. Some of the competitors are being sponsored by my employer. I even have a "Beijing - 1 Year To Go!" pin (obviously they were a bit slow in getting it to me.) Next time I talk about why I don't really talk much about who my employer is and what exactly they employee me to do.

The title of this post comes from BOC training materials. See http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/olympics/article4009610.ece for details. Speaks for itself, really.

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