Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Olympics are Over

Was in the States to catch the end of the Olympics coverage - but in this day and age of the internet, tape-delayed coverage is pretty anti-climatic.  I probably watched more golf coverage than the Olympics here, but I did manage to catch some of the Brazil bronze-medal soccer match.  Man, I've been in Asia too long.  

None of the (two) Vietnamese-Americans picked up a medal, but a friendly neighbor to the north, a Chinese-Vietnamese-Canadian won a gold, in women's wrestling, winning the first medal at the Beijing 2008 Games for Canada (after a weeklong shutout).  The Canadians have an indifferent Olympics history, the only country earning the distinction of *not* having won a gold medal when hosting the Summer and Winter Olympics.  Maybe they spend all that sporting money on their better health care.    

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