i love the olympics for one very important reason. the olympics turns obscure sports that i don’t normally care about into daily events that i schedule others things around. i didn’t even know that synchronized diving was a real sport and yet now i find myself mesmerized by it. personally, i have never felt like fencing ever receives its fair share of attention. yet, now at the olympics it will be watched by millions of people who didn’t know what a “foil” was a week ago.
btw, in case you’ve been worried about this howard bach & kevin qi han (america’s badminton hopefuls) did win today and will make it into the second round. i know i’ll rest easier.