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What the heck is this? The Vatican?

The International Olympic Committee seems to be adopting the Vatican’s time-honored policy “Yesterday’s technology tomorrow!”
From FNC:
No Tweets, Instagrams, iPhones at the Olympics, authorities declare
The 2014 Olympics might feel more like 1914.
Journalists attending the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia will … Continue reading

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Ethiopian Olympic Gold Medalist and the Blessed Virgin Mary

From CNA
London, England, Aug 10, 2012 / 04:25 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Ethiopian athlete Meseret Defar provided one of the most emotional moments of the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games when she crossed the finish line in the 5000 meter race … Continue reading

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7 August: Long-Awaited Olympic Hyper-Excitment Sporting UPDATE!

You have, no doubt, been waiting for an exciting update on Olympic Team Handball.
But first, remember this?

And now the standings:
THE MEN:

THE WOMEN:

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3 August A.M.: Long-Awaited Olympic Hyper-Excitment Sporting UPDATE!

I am settling in to review email, start an article for the paper, and, of course, probably just as you are, watch Team Handball (M – GER v IND, Match 33 in Pool B).  I know you want your update.
But … Continue reading

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1 August: Long-Awaited Olympic Hyper-Excitment Sporting UPDATE!

You are probably about to clamor for updates in TEAM HANDBALL.
Actually, it’s FIELD HOCKEY today.
But first, remember this? I do!

Remember what happened next?  I do.
The Men:

The Women:

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USA Gold, as seen by Pres. Obama?

I can hardly wait until the comments that will be added to photos of Pres. Obama receiving Olympic medalists at the White House.
Until then:

Nooooo… somebody else won that for them.
Seriously, ….
WDTPRS kudos to the WINNERS. They won that.

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31 July: Long-Awaited Olympic Hyper-Excitment Sporting UPDATE!

I know you are all dying for an update on Olympic Team Handball, but before that, let’s return to the past.
Last night I saw a little bit of the Women’s (Girls?) Team Gymnastics competition.  I couldn’t help but remember this. … Continue reading

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The Olympic sports I most enjoy…

… don’t have to be played by the physically uncommon person.
Ahhhh, the Olympics. I enjoy watching the sports which we hardly ever get to see on the telly, specially those which you don’t have to be 7′ tall to play.
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Olympic Games’ Opening Ceremony: Blech.

I loathe TV commercials.  But last night, during the short amount of my life which I will never have back, I thought the commercials were better than the Olympic Games’ Opening Ceremony.
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Is it just me, or is this a little creepy?

Did you see this?
The new mascots for the London Olympics.
Wenlock, left, the London 2012 Olympic mascot, and Mandeville, the Paraolympic mascot.

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