John Heaton (jheaton) wrote,
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Ten random things: February 24

Ten Japanese Olympic athletes:

  1. Shizuka Arakawa (figure skating, 1998 and 2006)
  2. Akiko Hirao (triathlon, 2000)
  3. Yoshiyuki Tsuruta (swimming, 1928)
  4. Hitoshi Sogahata (soccer, 2004)
  5. Chiharu Igaya (alpine skiing, 1956)
  6. Kimiko Date (tennis, 1992 and 1996)
  7. Takeshi Honda (speed skating, 2002)
  8. Yukio Kasaya (nordic skiing, 1972)
  9. Hiroshi Michinaga (archery, 1976)
  10. Katsumi Shibata (field hockey, 1932)

I've not watched any of the Olympics this year, but I've been following them in the news. I'm not really much of a sports fan, but I have sort of an intellectual interest in how they're organized and operated, and in the results of the major events. So while I have no particular interest in watching, say, figure skating, I did spend quite a lot of talking about figure skating over the past couple of weeks, and I followed the competition closely. But I didn't watch it. Even I'm willing to admit that's a little odd. But I'm consistent: I'm a faithful reader of Gregg Easterbrook's Tuesday Morning Quarterback, but I haven't watched more than a couple minutes of a football game in quite some time.

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