By Rick Kazmer
This is the first time in my life that I have followed the Olympic Games.
I am greatly impressed by the athleticism of the world‚Äôs athletes. I don‚Äôt know why I haven‚Äôt noticed the physical prowess demonstrated during the games in the past. Maybe since I am getting older those feats seem more impressive ‚Äî as ever participating in many of the sports becomes more remote with each passing year.
China and the United States continue to trade the lead for most medals won. As of Monday China was winning with 64 total medals, America had 63.
China‚Äôs athletes are intense. A commentator during a diving event said one of their athletes wasn‚Äôt told a relative died because it would hinder her practice schedule ‚Äî that‚Äôs dedication.
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