I was up almost all night last Thursday coughing my lungs out. The cold I thought I was successfully fighting off finally took me down and I sounded bad enough on Friday morning to call in sick. Not that I was complaining because for 3 days straight, I was glued to my TV watching the Olympics.
I love the Olympics. There's nothing better than watching the best of the best in the world compete in such a variety of sports.
Some questions I had:
Gymnastics: Why do the coaches only stand below the gymnast periodically and not always? How do they pick the moments?
Rowing: Are the boats collapsible to make it easier to transport them on airplanes?
Equestrian: How do they transport the horses from one country to another? Are the horses sedated for the travel?
Fencing: What does the wire that is worn on the fencers’ wrists do?
Marathon: (Women’s race) Did Radcliffe actually squat down on the side of the road to pee?
Cycling (road): (along similar lines to previous question) In the men's 120km race, what happens when someone has to pee?
Swimming: Why are most of the swimmer’s suits in black/gray? Don’t they make them in other colours? Or is black somehow “faster”?