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2010 Vancouver Olympics: Not Boring! (Part One)

February 18, 2010

Let’s be real for a second: the Winter Olympics have always represented something of an un-sexy, boring halfway point to their summer cousin. That’s just the way it is. Too many layers of clothing (not sexy!), too much equipment (who’s running this show?), and too many unusual sports (the winter biathlon is comprised of running and SHOOTING) have made it difficult for the February games to ever capture the imagination. Particularly the collective American one, which demands entertainment and gratification at every turn. It’s just the way we’re wired.

Most of us, I’d imagine, were fully expecting more of the same last Friday when the 2010 Vancouver Games kicked off with three hours of angry tap-dancing and a never-ending tribute to the indigenous peoples of Canada. “These Games are sure to be a waste of our time, honey,” you said to your significant other on the couch. “When is American Idol on again? THAT is a show I enjoy watching.” Yup — another boring Winter Olympics.

EXCEPT NOT.

How not? Find out after the jump!

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