Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Olympics Observations

Chloe Kim Snowboarding
I am enjoying the Olympics coverage on NBC. I guess it is because the coverage is coming live during the hours that I am most able to watch the games.

For the past two evenings I have been fascinated watching the half-pipe snowboarding competition and seeing two gold medals delivered by the US competitors Chloe Kim and Shaun White. 

Shaun White Snowboarding
I am fascinated with the agility and bravery of the snowboarders. Last evening, I also saw how it can go very badly when 16-year old Yuto Totsuka, a Japanese snowboarder, was injured during his run. There was no update on his condition this morning except that he was conscious and in some pain.

I found it fitting that the 31-year old Shaun White's gold medal was the 100th gold medal earned by the U.S. Team during Winter Olympics competitions. It was Shaun's 3rd Gold Medal!

By comparison, it seems that they give out almost 100 gold medals during every Summer Olympics, I know that isn't true, but it sure seems like a lot of medals are given out. Oh wait, according to Wikipedia, 307 gold medals were awarded during the 2016 Summer Olympics!

And the games go on!

-- Bob Doan, Elkridge, MD

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