[By Nic Lindh on Sunday, 19 February 2006]
The Olympics are happening in Torino, and despite my customary indifference to sports, the Olympics always get my attention.
It’s amazing to watch the best athletes in the world, and to see all the incredible things the human body can do. Add in the drama of a life time of dedication and grueling work leading to success or failure in a few tension-filled seconds or minutes and it’s compelling viewing.
As a bonus this time, there’s a new sport on the menu: Snowboard cross. Now that was fun to watch—full-on Mad Max action on boards. The world of skiing definitely needed some post-apocalyptic mayhem on the slopes. Boya!