August 09, 2008

My Multicultural Olympics

Well, the Beijing Olympics are underway, and despite my early aloofness, I'm getting caught up in the action. It's easier when you can cheer for five countries :-). I'm Canadian of Ukrainian descent, my wife is Japanese, and my sister is married to an American of Korean descent.

So I'm happy if Canada, Japan, Ukraine, South Korea or the US win an event. The trouble comes when representatives of some or all of these countries are in the same event. I guess I just revealed my order of preference, but I'm happiest if Canada comes first and any of the others follow. The main reason the US comes last in my top five faves is because it's such a powerhouse, and all of the other four are somewhat underdogs.

Posted by Paul at August 9, 2008 08:21 PM