I told myself I wouldn't get sucked into the Olympics. Sure, I follow them, but I just can't see myself sitting in front of the TV for days on end. That said, I try to watch the opening ceremonies. You can't go wrong with that, right?
What was supposed to be giant party had a very sad moment. If you have been a bubble today, you may have missed a huge and sad story. A luger, Nodar Kamaritashvili from the country of Georgia, was killed today during a practice run. When the his countrymen entered the arena tonight, you could see it in their faces. The one fellow was basically in tears - they were not tears joy. Black ribbons were on their sleeves and thier flagstaff.