Tuesday, February 16, 2010

quicko: olympics? what olympics?

For a country that's generally on top of news -- particularly sporting news -- I'm shocked that I've heard next to nothing about the Olympics this year. My parents keep telling me about them, and I see the occasional facebook update -- but all from Americans. No one in Australia's talking about them at all. I have this funny feeling they're not on TV, or perhaps just at odd hours of the day? My best guess is that Australia, being a warm climate that excels at summer sports, hasn't got as strong a representation at the winter Olympics as the summer (and, as it's summer here now, people are less likely to watch snow-filled events??), so they're just not as big a thing? I don't know, but I wish they were -- the winter Olympics have always been my favorite by far!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I agree, winter is best. Watching people run is just boring to me but ICE DANCING! Yay cool!

~Gina

Mom said...

One of the snowboard medalists was born in Vancouver, but switched his citizenship to Australia a few years ago. I would think Australia would be proud of him.

Mom said...

Another Australian snowboard gold medalist. This time a girl, on the half pipe. Silver and Bronze were won by Americans, so they showed the medal ceremony. Australia's national anthem has a good melody.

Garry with 2 Rs said...

It is definitely on TV. You're probably better off not watching to be honest; Eddie Macguire is well renowned for his ability to make awesome things look stupid, and the Winter Games are no exception.

Also, I feel I must hotly contest the assertion that our national anthem has a good melody.

KIM said...

gosh, you're nicer to my mom than me, mr. 2rs!!