February 2006 Archives

Gun-Wielding Olympians on Drugs: The Biathlon Doping Controversy

Today, I would like to discuss the serious issue of biathlon doping. Having watched well over 45 seconds of biathlon action last week, I feel more than qualified to discuss the biathlon. In fact, more than once, I've seen the movie "For Your Eyes Only," in which James Bond manages to escape from an East German biathlete, so I clearly know what I'm talking about here.

The Couch Potato Games

The Winter Olympics haven't even started yet, and already I am a little sick of them. When the Games do start on February 10th, they will be almost impossible to avoid. Over all its networks, NBC is planning an astonishing 416 hours of coverage. Spread over seventeen days, that's an average of over 24 hours a day. Finally, during these games, if you get a hankering to watch luge at 3:30 in the morning, then you can probably do so.
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