Site Columns By Caillan
August 15, 2004 - 11:30 AM

Hello World!

The Olympics are here again. One two-week period every four years in which I actually become interested in sport. In fact, "interested" is a bit of an understatement...when the Olympics are on, I watch everything...gymnastics, diving, pole vaulting, shooting, cycling, even the equestrian events.

Athens 2004 got off to a smashing start with a fabulous opening ceremony. The only off moment was the rather strange performance from Bjork, which I believe included excessive repetition of the line, "Your salt is sweaty." Errr, ok.

In addition to the swimming, which is a must-see for every Australian, I've been lapping up the cycling and the synchronised diving. Most of the displays in the diving were simply breathtaking, especially the Chinese, whose performances were almost flawless.

The major problem this Olympics is the time difference, especially after the luxury of being in the same time zone as Sydney in 2000. Most of the finals will take place while I'm sound asleep, so it seems I have two options. Either a) get no sleep or b) tape the finals, then walk around all day with my eyes and ears covered until I get home to watch the tape. Alas, neither is terribly attractive. But I'll have to make the most of it since the Olympics are the only time I can actually follow Sports-based conversations.

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