The Olympics start this Friday. It’s the one time when we have the TV on ’round the clock here. There’s nothing I won’t watch, and I have a particular fondness for the sports that aren’t often televised.
I thought I’d start a thread for folks to offer their thoughts on any or all of the following questions:
- Favorite Olympic sport
- Sport you wish was in the Olympics, but isn’t
- Favorite Olympian, past or present
- Sports your child or children have tried (or play seriously, depending on age)
My own answers: 1. Fencing and taekwondo, both of which I’ve done competitively (though not anywhere near the Olympic level); 2. The playground obstacle course; 3. Hard to pick just one all-time fave, but I’ve got my eye on Dara Torres this year; 4. Soccer, tennis, basketball, baseball, cycling, swimming, dodgeball, running, climbing, furniture jumping—the preschool decathlon. Right now, he’s dabbling in everything, and it’s wonderful.