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Category: Olympics

Another Olympian adopts a homeless Sochi pup

Not to be outdone by fellow Olympian Gus Kenworthy, US snowboarder Lindsey Jacobellis is also adopting a homeless Sochi puppy. Looks a lot like Kenworthy’s pups, doesn’t it? We’ve a […]

US speedskaters abandon vented suits

For those interested, here is a picture of the controversial vent on the back of the USA Olympic speedskating “skinsuit.” That’s a significantly larger opening than what I’d first imagined […]

That beautiful Sochi rainbow quilt

There’s a lot about the Sochi Olympics to criticize, but these designs aren’t among them. Not for me, anyway. I love these intricate quilt patterns that are being used in […]

Global warming. It's happening.

Global warming, eh?

The front page at the Huffington Post this morning looked like this: HuffPo not withstanding, when I got up my outside thermometer said 7° F. My computer disagreed. Said it […]

Olympic observations – 2

» Gabby Douglas won gold medals in both women’s gymnastics team competition and the individual all-around. DOUGLAS is an anagram for USA GOLD. » The gymnastics are over. Happily that […]

Gabby is golden (slideshow)

By now you know that yesterday American Gabrielle “Gabby” Douglas won the women’s individual all-around in gymnastics. In my book the petite 4’11” gymnast is the darling of our entire […]

Hamadou Djibo Issaka

Why I watch the Olympics

(Updated July 29 at 1:20 pm MT) Overlooked by American media yesterday, as far as I know, was Hamadou Djibo Issaka, a 35-year-old rower from Niger. He learned his sport […]

Olympics broadcast schedules

A suggestion for Olympics TV broadcast schedules: Check out the NBC schedule. It tells you exactly what’s on now and on which channel, with precise start times. If you sort […]

Olympic flag

Olympic observations

(Updated July 28 at 12:07 pm MT) Grandma’s miscellaneous observations about the London Olympics: The Opening Ceremonies need to be shortened enough to ensure all the athletes can participate. They’ve […]

London’s new tower not my cup of tea

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a roller coaster? No, it’s the “ArcelorMittal Orbit” observation tower in London, focal point of this year’s Olympic park. CNN has posted a […]

Grandma grades the Olympics

  For the convenience of those who want to see all my comments on the Olympics — and especially for those who don’t — I’ve loaded them all (to date) […]

NBC opens Olympics with death video

Launching its coverage of the 2010 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremonies this evening,  NBC took the low road. In the first ten minutes of an eagerly awaited family television event, during […]

Blame it on Rio

Congratulations to Rio de Janeiro for winning the 2016 Summer Olympics. The IOC eliminated Chicago and Tokyo from the final four contenders, making it Rio vs. Madrid. Looking only at […]