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2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy

February 13, 06 by kenrich

The 2006 Winter Olympics are well underway in Turin, Italy. On Friday I watched the opening ceremonies to see how Italy did in putting together the show. It was a decent show although there was certainly room for criticism there. Some of the costumes are simple and they seemed to use large groups of actors for a lot of their shows. I thought the Formula 1 Ferrarri was a little inappropriate, but I can understand how Italy wants to showcase their achievements in that area.

My wife believes there are entire countries that don’t care at all about the Winter Olympics. For instance, she thinks that the continents of Africa and South America probably have no interest in these games. I can understand this, because a lot of people have many problems and more don’t even have a Television or a newspaper to read about the events unfolding.

I’m sure once the games are over, everyone will remark on how successful the Olympics were and how gracious a host Italy has been. I think they deserve a lot of credit for this. In the true spirit of the Olympics, I hope it helps people the world over realize that we are all sharing the same planet and it’s in our best interest to take care of one another.

Olympics Are About to Come to a Close

August 30, 04 by kenrich

Thank God the Olympics are finally over. It was occupying way too much of my time and keeping me up late at night. Even with my digital recorder (Replay TV) removing all of the commercials, it still took most (if not all) of my evening watching TV. It was okay though since I wasn’t feeling too well and just wanted to lie down in bed anyways.

It will be less than 18 months before the next Olympics hit our screens for the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino Italy. That doesn’t seem like a long enough break to me. That must mean that we have to wait 2 1/2 years after that until the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. I can’t wait to see Olympic curling in action again.

Was it just me or did the closing ceremony seem a little cheap. It was just like a poor ripoff of the opening ceremony with a lot of people running around trampling wheat. And don’t get me started on that long rectangular stage. I guess the giant disco ball and the tons of confetti and balloons were supposed to make up for it. I found the Chinese performance much more interesting and spectacular. Despite all the scandals and controversy, I thought the summer olympics were a big success. After all, it’s the athletes and events that make the Olympics so fun to watch.