The Winter Olympics are much better than the summer variety. I think it's because anyone can at least attempt most of the sports in the summer games. I could run a mile on a track or hurl a bowling ball 15 feet after spinning around several times. I might not be any good at it, but I it's easy to imagine myself participating in those summer sports. The winter games are stacked with things you never get to do. Going to a waterslide is as close as most of us will get to the luge or bobsled, and accidentally getting air in your car over railroad tracks is the nearest most of us come to the ski jump. I also like that they introduce shooting guns to cross country skiing in the biathlon, and if you want an everyman sport, there's always curling. When I watch curling, I feel like the losing team should have to take a shot for every point the other team wins by.
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