But here are three why I am not watching the Olympics.
1. American Shot put silver medalist strikes pose in protest.
I gotta say I had no idea crossing ones wrists was a sign of protest, but yep…
From the New York Post:
Silver medal-winning shot putter Raven Saunders raised her arms in an “X” formation over her head in symbolic protest while posing for photographers with her co-medalists on Sunday — in violation of the Olympic ban on medal ceremony protests.
Saunders, 25, of Charleston, South Carolina, told the Associated Press the gesture was a nod to “the intersection where all people who are oppressed meet.
Silly me, I’m thinking she can’t be oppressed if she’s a successful enough athlete to compete in the Olympics and WIN a silver medal. But apparently I’m wrong.
2. Gee, the USA Soccer team lost in the semis to Canada. Who saw that coming? I did. I did. Our team spent so much time on air as activists, they forgot to practice. USA hasn’t lost to Canada in 20 years. Teehee. Teehee.
3. This is the most curious entry. Simone Biles has miraculously recovered from her stress induced withdrawal, she’s now back in, competing in the Balance Beam. Color me jaded. Personally, I feel if she’s withdrawn that’s it. How can she at whim jump back in? There must be some official withdrawal aspect at the Olympics, right? I guess not.
I just want to sit at the tv and cheer stellar athletes who’ve worked hard to get to the Olympics. Is that so wrong?
I’m heading out soon for a long day. If your comment sits longer than usual for approval, apologies in advance.
Happy Monday. It’s a beautiful day in my neighborhood.