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2018 Winter Olympics A Thrill

Published on: February 09, 2018


February 9, 2018: In the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Winter Games, PyeongChang welcomes the world with a message of peace and hope.

By Craig MacDonald

I’m not an Olympic athlete but I feel like one, when watching the Winter (or Summer) Games. I never fell after a triple axle, never jumped the gun in speed skating, never missed a gate in downhill skiing but I wince and really feel for the athletes who have. I can taste the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat as if I’m a competitor or member of the team.

I get goose bumps and am so proud as our team enters the stadium, marching behind our flag, many singing our anthem. I’ll be glued to the TV through Feb. 25th, rooting for athletes at the 2018 Winter Games in South Korea.

Sometimes, I admit, I’ll root for a participant from another country, maybe because he (or she) is a real underdog, who isn’t given a chance but ends up with the performance of his life. Read more…>

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