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OT: Non-basketball Olympic Thoughts

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.

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Ok- your thoughts on the games so far?

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