Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Olympics

I think I've become an adrenaline junkie when it comes to the Olympics. I prefer speed skating, downhill skiing, ski and snowboard cross, moguls, snowboarding, super-g, and other skiing to figure skating and ice dancing. The luge, skeleton, and bobsled are scary and hard to understand how they guide them and all. Too much hurtling around that sheet of ice track. The Winter Olympics events are more dangerous than the summer ones.

What a deplorable thing to happen to the Netherlands speed skater all because his coach told him to get in the other lane! I hate for someone to be disqualified especially when it was his coach's fault. Bob Costas said his coach needed to go to something like the witness protection program. The whole country hates him, I'm sure!

Kudos to Apolo Anton Ohno! Way to go! Also to Shaun White, Lindsey Vonn, and Bode Miller! I'm in awe of every athlete in the Olympics. What dedication, sacrifice, hard work, and talent!

6 comments:

froggy said...

We loves Apolo - being from Seattle and all :-)

Joy said...

Not from there but love him too!

I cried when J. Rochette finished her program and saw the grief on her and her father's faces. How sad she had to go through this.

Bob said...

I just heard about the Netherland skater this morning.
How disappointing. And you're right about his coach--time for a name change and a new country.

Sam said...

Much love goes out to J. Rochette. I one, could have not even showed up. WHAT courage she has.
My heart was right there on the ice with her.

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

We watch every night, and I have gotten off my routine because of the later nights. But it is worth it :o)

Dan said...

loving the snowcross events!!!!