My new favorite is Snowcross. Kind of like downhill roller-derby without the shoving and elbowing. Short track speed skating is always exciting to watch. Now that the Canadian women’s hockey team has set the bar high, trouncing Sweden 11-0, it will be interesting to see how they follow that up.
Do you like to root for the underdog?
The Jamaicans have finally returned to the bobsled track. They took the Calgary Olympic crowd by storm, becoming fan favorites. And who could forget the UK’s lone ski jumper, Eddie “The Eagle”.
At the Vancouver games, Kazakhstan had qualified for men’s hockey. Not expecting to medal, they lived up to that by not scoring a single goal during the first round, until, in their final game, down something to nothing, the crowd turned their allegiance to them and the place erupted in cheers when they finally scored their one and only goal. Everyone, including the opposing team was happy. Now that’s sportsmanship.
From my blog this week:
Leon Stevens is a multi-genre author, composer, guitarist, songwriter, and an artist, with a Bachelor of Music and Education. He published his first book of poetry, Lines by Leon: Poems, Prose, and Pictures in January 2020, followed by a book of original classical guitar compositions, Journeys, and a short story collection of science fiction/post-apocalyptic tales called The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories. His newest publications are the novella trilogy, The View from Here, which is a continuation of one of his short stories, and a new collection of poetry titled, A Wonder of Words.
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