I wish they would show more of the race. I think cross-country skiing is difficult to watch because of how they televise it. You see two points: the start and the finish. You gain no perspective of how hard the athletes are working other than watching all of them collapse at the finish line (as I saw on many highlight reels today). That being said, I cross-country ski myself, so I know it's difficult. So why isn't it watchable? Why is it less compelling than other race sports (e.g., long-track speed skating)?
posted by jane at 12:49 AM on February 13
What a great idea! Here are my picks: Canada 12 Sweden 11 Czech 10 USA 9 Finland 8 Russia 7 Slovakia 6 Germany 5 Switzerland 4 Latvia 3 Kazakhstan 2 Italy 1 Can't wait to see how this turns out ...
posted by jane at 02:38 PM on February 09
He doesn't need more than one ring, though, does he? I mean, really.
posted by jane at 03:11 PM on June 29
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