What I have not loved at all about these Beijing games has been George Bush's presence. Ugh. I'm SO TIRED of listening to interviews with him, seeing him snuggle with beach volleyball players, having the camera pan over him and Laura in the stands. I'm so happy that he's leaving Beijing today. Enough already! I couldn't care less what GWB thinks of the Olympics!
Favorite Olympic moments so far:
- Park Tae Hwan winning Korea's first individual swimming Olympic gold in the 400 m freestyle
- The American men's stunning win over France in the 4X100 m freestyle relay
- And though I didn't see it and though shooting is not a sport that I enjoy at any level, kudos to Abhinav Bindra for winning the 10 m air rifle event and garnering India's first individual Olympic gold
What have been your favorite moments so far? And while I'm asking questions, what is up with the women's gymnastics team? Injuries, out of bounds, falling off the bars . . . yikes. On one hand, it's surprising to me to see those kinds of things happen with such frequency at this elite level. On the other hand, the athletes are so young, and under so much pressure, self-imposed and otherwise. May they find their Zen for the finals.