It’s Olympics time – can’t wait for the opening ceremonies and I’m wearing my official shirt. However, the horrible crash in which luger Nodar Kumaritashvili died has certainly pulled up the over-the-top glee. They decided to show it on the news, and that’s not something I wish to see again.
All and still, I love the idea of everyone from everywhere being in one place to celebrate, watch some crazyass skiers and skaters and downhill sports. And while I can understand that if we spent half the money on the poor, that would be something, that ain’t the way it works and there’s something to be said for the symbolism and inspiration that comes from these events.
So I give a somewhat sombre “Go, Canada, Go”.