There were great performances at the Rio games: Individual performances (Bolt, Ladecky, Phelps), great team performances (U.S. women's basketball team, Brazil's soccer team). There were a few glitches (the green pool), but it went a heck of lot better than I'd thought it would.
Sadly, Rio '16 will be best be known for Ryan Lochte's stupid stunt. I know, in the relatively scheme of things, it's minor. But it still makes me mad.
I used to love the Olympics, now not so much. Reality is intruding upon them: politics (nothing new, the reason the Olympics were just open to amateurs in the old days was to keep the lower classes out), cheating, attention-whoring. Of course, there were such incidents as these since the modern Olympics had begun. But it seems they've become saturated with them.
If you want a better start, start with yourself.
Current Location: Celina, OH
Current Mood: sad
Current Music: "Shades of Gray"--the Monkees