Gail Gauthier: A Guide To The Olympics
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August 01, 2012 at 11:13AM
I would just like to add that the real reason the Olympics is a treat is that it includes a lot of individual sports competitions that don’t take hours to watch. It is an event custom made for people like myself who don’t have a long enough attention span to watch a UConn women’s basketball game or anything else that involves a ball passing among a bunch of people.
A vault in gymnastics–Over in seconds.
Fencing–Three three-minute rounds, and you are done. Though what happens if the third round is over and neither opponent has reached 15 points? That didn’t happen this morning.
Swimming–No marathons there.
Archery–Didn’t seem to take that long to shoot a bunch of arrows when I was watching Japan vs. Russia this weekend. Though even there I lost interest and left the room before the winner was determined.