15 Sep 2000 Pseudonym   » (Journeyer)

Is there something you can take for Olympic fever?

I used to think the Olympics were something that were great if you liked sport. I'm not much of a fan, but I figured "more power to you if you enjoy it". A couple of months ago, however, when the torch relay hit our great land, I heard things that seemed out of place. Crowds were screaming, officials did everything but salute, people were even holding out their babies to touch the Olympic torch as it went past.

Does anyone else find this just a tad scary? Did the Olympics turn into a cult while I wasn't looking, or has it always been thus?

Well, the Olympics mean two good things at least: uni holidays for the next two weeks (students get in the way of the smooth running of a College) and good films on the other TV channels as they try to win back at least some ratings. Roll on, Olympics...

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