I admit it….got pulled in to the Olympics hook, line and sinker this year. Penny Oleksiak, Andre De Grasse, hell, I was even bellowing at race walking when Evan Dunfee got hip checked!
I like what Canada did, and how we did it. Oleksiak’s smile, De Grasse’s class, Erica Weibe’s tears, we’re never going to top the medal charts, but then again, we’ll never go Ryan Lochte either. There’s plenty to be proud of from the last couple of weeks, and dammit, I feel for enjoying the Olympics again.
Despite all the horrible stories around the games, and their long term impact on Rio, I’m afraid the good stories surrounding our athletes is what’ll stick with me.