Olympic thoughts for tonight

of course, I’m a day behind, so I’m just watching short program pairs figure skating tonight. I was struck by how global the world’s become. That didn’t come out right, but I”m too tired to fix it.

One of the German skaters was black. One of the Russian skaters was Japanese. One of the speed skaters (Ono??) has a coach who lives in another country (China??). One of the American figure skaters is a first generation American from Puerto Rico. That American kid who got third in the speed skating over the weekend is Korean.

I would have expected most of that from the American team, I guess, what with our Melting Pot/Salad Bowl thing we’ve had going on here for ages. But the Japanese Russian and the black German really got me thinking.

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