I figured it was time for another Olympic thread. My thoughts on the games so far:
1) Michael Phelps swims fast.
2) Really fast.
3) At least 3 of the Chinese gymnasts were under 16 and you can't convince me otherwise. I'm not even sure they were all 14 to be honest.
4) Shawn Johnson looks like a chipmunk. Very adorable.
5) Bela Karolyi is crazy.
6) I've seen a few clips of water polo, team handball and field hockey. The latter two look like a lot of fun to play-- I wonder why neither is at all popular in the US. In much of the world, Field Hockey is a popular sport played by both genders but in the US it is pretty much a title IX era women-only sport.
7) I'm looking forward to watching some of the track events, but I think swimming is my favorite "Olympics-only" sport (defined as a sport I only watch during the Olympics). I've enjoyed watching it enough that I think I would actually tune in to a US Nationals or World Championships to watch Phelps and others swim.
Ok- your thoughts on the games so far?