Another winter Olympics are here. The opening ceremony was very impressive. I am sure that there will be inspirational stories about the athletes that will be heard through the games. Right now the two stories are the bad weather on the ski slopes, and the death of Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili.
The International Luge Federation is investigating the luge track for safety. Some say it was build for to much speed. In this day and age when we the public wants records and exciting finishes at what cost are the athletes being sacraficed. It seems that athletes need to train when they are children to become sucessful in any sports not just the Olympics. Some are willing to cheat to achieve this glory. Do we need the governing bodies to also encourage this as well? I am sure they will put some band-aid safety replacements for the track, but I am concern that the Federation is white washing the safety of all lugers just to get their sport 15 minutes of fame. I hope the Georgian lugers death was not in vein.
The weather in Vancouver has not be cooperating with skiers. It is mushy pack which does not make skiing possible. It is generally slush. This helps womans skiing favorite Lindsey Vonn with her injured shin. I have a question if anyone is reading this, will the sking competition still go on if they do not get snow. Will they delay the closing ceremonies so they can get it in? Or will they cancel the sking segment all together? It would be an interesting dilema.
So bring on the million hours of Olympics. I will have my snacks and drinks ready.