in reply to RE: RE: I watch the Olympics
in thread I watch the Olympics

On the topic of mental olympics, didn't anyone else (in the US only, I think) compete in 'Olympics of the Mind' as a kid? I think they later changed the name to 'Odyssey of the Mind' (OM).

As for the 'real' Olympics, I haven't really watched them since '84 (when I was too young to notice a lot of the things that may well have been present then but are certainly present now), for a number of reasons:

It might be hard to believe that I dislike anything more than the Olympics, but I vastly prefer them over the European football games earlier this year, which had the added disadvantage of 'being in my backyard', which meant I had to witness the insanity.