February 12, 2010

The Winter Olympics Begin

I’m Olympic ringswatching the opening ceremonies of the Winter Olympics as I write this. Doing so reminded me that one of my first posts on this blog—actually my ninth post, written ten days after my first—was about the 2002 Winter Olympics. It concerned the spectacular figure skating performance of American Sarah Hughes. You might want to read “Sarah Hughes” to remind yourself how exciting the Olympics can be. If you actually saw Ms. Hughes’ performance, my little essay may bring back a very happy memory.

Alas, there are worse things than the agony of defeat at the Olympic games. Requiescat in pace, Nodar Kumaritashvili.

Update: YouTube did not exist in 2002, but it does now, and I only just thought to look for Sarah Hughes’ long program performance. You can view it here.

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