This is a reblog of an article on the Winter Olympic Games that begin today 6:55 a.m. ET. Except for the players, I doubt there has been much change except a little more hype and a lot more grumbling. I doubt most of us will watch much of it, except for the ice skaters. Prove me wrong.
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Are you watching the winter Olympics on TV? There are sport disciplines in seven sports and it seems that NBC is determined to cover them all. Medals are up for grabs. We will become intimate with many sports, such as, the luge, half-pipe, and slalom, some of which we try to forget even exist except in the Olympics.
As a public service, I will attempt to explain some of the key events.
First, we will talk about the sliding events. I’m sure there is a skill involved in these sports, but it is difficult to know what it is. Take the luge; please take the luge. This involves lying on a sled and sliding down an ice-covered chute, sort of like a water slide park in winter. Flip the luge over, and you have the skeleton, riders going down the icy chute headfirst at…
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