I watch the Olympics, in fits and starts, but I'm not a "believer" -- I don't go for the Olympic spirit, Olympic glory, we-are-the-world uber-planetary patriotism schtick that goes along with the games.
Raymond J. de Souza has a good summary of the quirkiness of the winter games, here.
He concludes, "There is only one medal that matters -- the hockey gold -- which means that the rest of time, the Olympics can simply be enjoyed as a great winter carnival."
A great insight. With all its odd-ball events, it really does suit a winter carnival characterization, doesn't it?!
He makes a really good, breathtakingly obvious suggestion. With all the odd-ball sports already on the agenda, "... why not plain old tobogganing, which surely is the most universal of winter sports?"
Why not, indeed? There could be a family event, where the toboggan must be manned by a parent and his/her kids -- that would be fun to watch.
Let's begin a pro-tobogganing lobby to get tobogganing where it belongs -- inside the winter Olympics.
And that's the way the to-to-tobogganing Ball b-b-bbounces down the slope.