Tuesday, March 2, 2010

As close as I got to the Olympics

    Through this photograph I got to be one very tiny, imperceptibly small part of the media extravaganza that is the Olympics.  I now know how nail-biting the anticipation is for family members of Olympic athletes.  If I had thought about it I would have imagined the tension being extreme.  Somehow meeting the people behind an Olympic athlete made the spectacle of the Olympics far more personal.  Instead of the athletes always being from somewhere else, the athlete is a person who has lived in the same area as me, walked in the same Winter Sports Complex, and met some of the same people.

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