Snack, I agree completly, and I hope for the games sake, they never get rid of skating in the Olympics, it draws the crowds, and the money to the sports. Advertising dollars are what make it possible for me to watch the Olympics on TV, and figure skating is a big contributor to my happiness there. I just choose to watch something else, like the grass grow in my back yard in the winter.
I remember when growing up my step-mother (not evil, very nice actually) would insist on watching figure skating, and I hated it. As I grow up, I can appreciate the art and demanding physical challenges that the athletes go through. I still don't enjoy watching it though. I'd just like to see better/more coverage of the Alpine Events.
If possible, I'd change the bribe scandals, the unclear drug restrictions, the athletes using drugs in question, the "need" for camo dressed heavily armed troops on every street corner, the F-16's flying over my city, the anti-aircraft missles mounted on the side of the mountain a few miles from my house, the cops looking for bombs under cars in my office parking lot today, the wait, I'm goint to shut up.
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