Monday, August 18, 2008

Olympics: Rise of the new Power

And some blue skies...
clipped from
Salon Olympics Daily
All is right with the world, for as long as the world lasts, and I've even had a stroke of Olympic luck.

But here, at my first gold medal ceremony, with the whole crowd wailing out a national anthem they once saw little use for, I feel like a very small and weak foreigner, unable to lift the load of this new history from my back.

Maybe that's all sour grapes from a falling superpower. Maybe it's OK if new rivalries emerge, sporting or otherwise, to replace tired ones.
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