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Sunday, August 10, 2008

Olympic madness

Have I mentioned that I love the Olympics?

Some people say that watching swimming is boring. Not me. I love it. If you need any proof of why the swimming events aren't boring, all you have to do is watch the men's 4x100 freestyle relay. That was a thing of beauty. As a proud American, it's easy for me to say that, but it really was gorgeous.

The French were heavily favored to win the event, and even ran some smack, saying "The Americans? We're going to crush them. That's why we're here.". Three legs into the race, it looked like they were going to do just that. Down to the last 50 meters, it looked like they were going to do just that. However, Jason Lezak swam an incredible final lap, smashing the previous record for best split, and helping the Americans win the gold in that event for the first time since 1996.

Michael Phelps now has two golds in his quest for eight. This was supposed to be the hard one. When footage of the incredible finish is available, I'll post it.

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