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The Games

- July 30th, 2012

Have you been watching the Olympics at all? What do you think?

I like how the athletes from countries like China bow to the judges (or maybe it’s the audience) when they finish a dive/routine/race/et cetera. I like that sign of respect.

My father was telling me on the weekend that among Japanese athletes, it’s a huge shame to win an individual medal but not a team medal in a sport where there are both individual and team events. Quite a contrast from the North American stress on the individual.

I appreciate how some of the commentators go out of their way to explain to the audience the finer points of the sport. I never knew, for instance, that women’s water polo was such a bruising game. They really jostle each other and it’s very physical.

Any impressions?

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