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The Winter Olympics [Feb. 15th, 2018|11:27 am]
Tony Grist
I always tell myself I'm going to ignore the Olympics, but I never stick to it.  My mother has to have her TV tuned to some channel or other and why not BBC 2?

Winter sports are spectacular. Well, perhaps not the curling.

I particularly enjoy the snowboarding- which is like skateboarding and then some. The athletes pull off the kind of moves you'd look to see in an action movie only without the green screen and invisible wires. 

The politics have been interesting. I don't know what Kim Jong-Un is playing at and wonder whether he does either, but it's hard to see the sporting rapprochement between the two Koreas as anything but a good thing. Mike Pence's cold-shouldering of Kim's sister was ugly- and portentous. An opportunity for creative leadership was presented- and refused. The USA has had something like a hundred years as the world's most powerful nation- which is about as long as any has managed in the modern era. Was this the moment that it tendered its resignation?

[User Picture]From: fflo
2018-02-15 02:24 pm (UTC)
Funny, I tell myself I'm going to watch, and then don't. Last several sets o' games.

US "leadership" now is a nightmare disaster. Just hoping to get through 'til some less horrid people are in power.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2018-02-15 03:38 pm (UTC)
Governments come and go. I've raged against and despaired over many politicians who are now history....
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[User Picture]From: pondhopper
2018-02-15 02:45 pm (UTC)

And Spain finally won a medal after a 26 year dry spell.

The resignation was tendered in November of 2016.

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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2018-02-15 03:40 pm (UTC)
Well done Spain!

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