Open Swim – The open swim is crazy. Seriously, two hours swimming in open water. They put food and drink in cups on the end of sticks they poke out for them. Definitely a sport I would never do. That’s insane endurance.
Taekwondo – Yelling at each other while kicking each other. You can kick the face but nothing below the belt. Gutteral yawps are the same in every language too it turns out.
Platform diving – Three stories up and 1.5 seconds to the water at 35 mph. No thank you. It’s amazing how much stuff they can pack into those 1.5 seconds though.
BMX Cross – I must admit, I really like watching this. I like watching snowboard cross too. It’s just crazy stuff. I’ll stick to riding around the neighborhood and not trying to jump dirt hills at 40 mph. The crashes do not look good at all. Definitely always wear your helmet. I told Brett I wouldn’t let him take up BMX and he wanted to know if they had BMX Demolition. Sometimes the crashes look like that. He can’t take up BMX Demolition either.
Brett thinks that for the next Olympics the coaches need to teach the athletes how to act when they are on the podium and make sure they all know the words to the anthem. And definitely smile when yo are on the podium, no matter what place you got.