Monday, August 09, 2004

Olympic Events: Summer and Summern't

The 2004 Summer Olympics will encompass so many different events that NBC plans to air them on at least three different channels. Which raises a question I've been wondering for several Olympic seasons now: why not move some summer events to the Winter Olympics, when the schedule isn't so jammed? Gymnastics, for instance. All gymnastics events take place indoors, so there's no particular reason not to move them to winter. And how about ping pong? Don't tell me they can't play ping pong in February. Boxing, fencing, judo, weight-lifting -- all indoor sports that can take place any time of year.

For that matter, all the swimming events happen indoors now...

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