When my friend Kelly invited me to the Olympic Museum last Sunday I thought, why the hell not. It’s the closest I’m ever going to get to the Olympics. Will we be running there?
Although I enjoy sports I can’t confess to following one in particular. I look forward to gymnastics in the summer Olympics and freestyle skiing during the winter. I’m especially excited that, for the first time, women's ski jumping will be included at the Sochi Olympics!!
|Olympic Torso. With no head, arms or legs..mine would look like that too.|
The Olympic Museum was a little disappointing. It turned out to be more of a celebration of the Olympics than an educational montage. I’m no wiser on the judging, the financing or the logistical challenges. I don’t even know who the current I.O.C. president is. I did learn that each Olympics has a mascot. And some of the equipment, like the bicycle with one gear and no brakes, was a bit surprising.
|Men's Olympic bathing suit. Also doubles as pajamas.|
More interesting is that while the design for the gold and bronze medals are the same, the silver medal is almost always different.
|Two naked men. Wonder how Russia will design the silver medal this year.|