Cleverpork Olympic Coverage: Day 1

In honor of NBC’s coverage of the Olympics, where “live” means 3 hours delayed, Cleverpork Central is covering the Olympics in a timely manner. We can’t promise daily coverage, but we’ll try to keep you informed on the important events at least!

Yesterday was the first day of the Olympics. This means both the Opening Ceremonies, and some preliminary ski jumping. We’ll cover ski jumping more when the medal rounds come by, but today we’ll take a look at the Opening Ceremony.

The most striking thing that people are talking about is the supposed failure of one of the lifts to lift the olympic torch. However, people are assuming that it was an error. I think that the Vancouver Olympic committee wanted to make a commentary on how not all people achieve their goals. They were demonstrating how “the man” could bring someone down and keep them from achieving success in life. Ultimately, I think this is a very daring move on Canada’s part, as they could be considered “the man” by the Canadian people.

That’s all for today, but come back tomorrow for the first medals of the games as well as day one of the longest sport in the games (hockey, which spans the whole length of the winter olympics) and Some of the most dangerous sports in the games.

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