From: Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
ORIGINAL: 105mm Howitzer
For my money, I much prefer Winter Olympics. SOme of those disciplines in the Summer ones just don't do it for me, sorry. ( like diving, synchro.swimming, ping-pong, etc..)
Mostly I agree. Better physics in the Winter Olympics.
People always forget that most of the Summer Olympic events are pretty tedious and often even the ones that aren't are only good in small doses. Would you watch swimming every weekend? I think not. Some of them are pretty anachronistic too...I mean the "Modern" Pentathlon reflects the skills needed by a pre-mechanisation cavalry soldier on the run behind enemy lines! I'm not joking.
That's why that dodgy entity known as the IOC included superficially popular sports of dubious value like Beach Volleyball (which incidentally they were going to hold in Tiananmen Square until someone pointed out that this might not be such a good idea. I don't know about you but nothing says sun, fun, beach-sports and good times to me like Tiananmen Square )
And how about that opening ceremony? Spectacular apart from all the boring bits and all the performers looked terrified that they'd screw-up. One girl was picking her nose and one of the Chinese character blocks was up when he should have been down, so they were probably shot in the back of the neck, possibly with the concussions disguised by the closing fireworks I thought the combination of cute little kiddies and robotic, jack-booted, goose-stepping soldiers was a lovely touch too.
< Message edited by Neilster -- 8/11/2008 2:20:30 PM >