Explaining the Winter Olympics

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.
[NOTE: If full article fails to load, use the search feature to search on “Olympics” or try this link —
https://humorcolumnistblog.com/2018/02/08/explaining-the-winter-olympics/ ]

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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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About Sheila Moss

My stories are about daily life and the funny things that happen to all of us. My columns have been published in numerous newspapers, magazines, anthologies, and websites.
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4 Responses to Explaining the Winter Olympics

  1. haoyando says:

    Luge sounds very interesting. Luge and chute. Fascinating. Several sports involve this kind of sliding down an ice tube of certain kind and I really don’t know the difference between them.

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  2. Sheila Moss says:

    It must be a technical glitch in re-blogging. I don’t know what is causing it. I must have done something wrong. Who knows? I posted a link https://humorcolumnistblog.com/2018/02/08/explaining-the-winter-olympics/
    Or you can search on “Olympics” . Thanks for letting me know. Some days this stuff just makes me crazy.

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  3. Interesting. It won’t load your ‘Original Post’ today.

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