I’ve been remiss in mentioning the most exciting sport of all the Winter Olympic events.
Put aside the humdrum sports of figure skating, downhill skiing, etc. No no. That’s not where the real excitement lies.
Here’s something that really deserves attention… biathlon! Ya’ gotta ski. Ya’ gotta shoot. Yep, people racing on skis with gravity mostly fighting you rather than helping you, and then, with heart pounding, hard breathing, maybe with strong wind and snow, you have to shoot with a .22 at a target the size of a DVD with a golf ball sized bulls eye 50m away! If you miss, you have to do also a penalty loop.
Biathlon: Mercy, tempered by the Truth.
Then standing. Very cool.
There is a great video about the rifle. HERE
Pretty soon we’ll also have Skeleton. Memento mori!
Of course that pales in comparison with the raw excitement of…
We’ve all, I’m sure, been watching the weekly Curling Night in America for that weekly dose of pathos, thrills and adrenaline. Now we are at the Olympics.
Lest you miss any of the ACTION a curling specific schedule is available HERE.
Curling isn’t all beer and skittles. Well… it’s kinda like skittles and there’s probably a lot of beer involved outside the games, but… this Korean curler falls, reminding us all that….
Ice Is Slippery.
This Cancukette has made a boo boo. She throw the wrong rock, one of the Korean team’s. No big, however. They just swapped them out.
Curling: It’s merciful, but truthful.
So, let the curling discussions begin.