That’s right, (winter) sports fans, the Winter Olympics are here.
The good thing about the games being half a world away is the magic of the DVR: by recording them, I can zip through the things I don’t want to watch (the training runs in skiing) to get to the things I do (biathlon, etc.).
Norway has won more medals in the winter Games than any other country, and since part of my heritage (on my grandmother’s side) is Norwegian, a little piece of me gives a cheer whenever they get another. Of course, I will hope that Team USA gets some podium time, too.
Good luck to all the athletes. It isn’t easy to be the tops in your sport and it isn’t easy to make the Olympic teams. As a former athlete myself (nothing winter-related, thank you), I know.