Sunday, August 15, 2004

The waiting is the hardest part

Two days into the Olympics and still no sign of a Greek medal. Hell, even Mongolia has one already - a bronze medal in the Men's 60-kg Judo event by Khashbaatar Tsagaanbaatar. I guess a little patience may be in order here, though, as the events in which the Greeks typically shine - weightlifting and track and field - are yet to get seriously underway. Of course the amateur Olympic historian in me once again can draw comfort in the fact that the Greeks were slow starters in the 1896 Games as well, only to go on to win 45 of the 119 available medals; but then again there were no Russians or Chinese (who after two days of competition have 14 medals between them) at those inaugural games, either! And certainly no Mongolians.

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