Wednesday, August 10, 2016
OLYMPICS DAY ONE VARIETY!!!
I'm a bit behind reporting in on the Olympics. The handball competition brought back memories of my several seminaries and playing hand balls with the guys at recreation time. Sweaty manly times.
I have four monitors going, so I opened up several streams as I worked. Also, the DVR helped me to catch a few events without the commercials.
I was a bit surprised at how difficult and technical the cycling course is. The commentators (who also announced the Tour de France) were remarking on how hard and dangerous parts of it were, particularly the downhill stretches in rainforest (= wet roads). Sure enough there were a bunch of nasty crashes in descents which blew away some major figures. Too bad.
I also saw some of the swimming prelims.
A highlight of the morning was seeing the young lady from these USA win the large bore air rifle medal. Apparently the bullseye isn’t much bigger than a pencil point. Remarkable concentration and discipline especially for yucky girlz.