Monday, February 10, 2014

Monday's Olympics

It is 11* in rural Kansas this morning, and while I wait for the temperature to climb three more degrees for today's high, (and then I head out for my morning XC ski jaunt), I am watching the Sochi Olympics online.  In fact, I am watching speed skating on the BBC network.  What is really, REALLY nice about this is that I am getting to watch the complete speed skating competition, each and every competitor, (not just the Americans), and the BBC doesn't even break away from the ice rink during the 20-minute break between rounds - they film the people in the stands, the warm-up room, the eight-piece marching band playing "I'm Getting Married in the Morning" as they march around the ice...and I can actually get a feel for the atmosphere in the arena.  I really like the sportscasters, too.  They're pretty dry and matter-of-fact.  No heart-rending sob stories of life difficulties.  No segues to childhood homes and gyms and dramas.  Just the facts, Ma'am.

1 comment:

Gill said...

Haha, I was just remarking the other day how dramatic they make these Olympians' stories, which could really be about any athlete out there in the world.

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