Daily Craig: Olympic schedule is full
I like the summer Olympics. It is the one time every four years Americans think they are experts in water polo, archery, and team handball. We take for granted our men and women will kick butt in hoops, swimming, gymnastics, and track and field. We might watch boxing if the U.S. has any decent fighters this time.
The schedule for Rio is filled with 28 different sports and almost 10,500 athletes. You do have to subtract the Russian track and field types since a government sponsored PED PROGRAM did them in. Not all the athletes were guilty, but all must pay the price. I liked the mustaches grown by their women's 4 x 100 relay and it's too bad we won't see them.
For the first time ever KOSOVO and SOUTH SUDAN will have entries. Golf is back although most of the golfers are afraid of mosquitoes. Rugby seven's will be popular and the Americans have a good team. In case you have forgotten, the bidding process for these games began in 2007. In 2008 the city of Chicago was eliminated and finished behind RIO, MADRID, and TOKYO in the voting.
Rio has plenty of problems. The water isn't safe. Corruption and instability are issues. Chicago tried it's best to rig the election but the Governor had to go to prison and that slowed things. Enjoy the games on Channel 2.