Posts tagged ‘Olympics’
Considering that it’s the Olympics right now, I think it makes sense to pull out this comedy standup routine of Jerry Seinfeld on the Olympics.
The luge is probably one of the more insane events at the Olympics. At the 1964 Innsbruck Winter Games, the year luge was introduced to the Olympics, Anglo-Polish slider Kazimierz Kay-Skrzypeski was killed two weeks before the games in a practice run and in 2010, Nodar David Kumaritashvili was killed in a practice run in Whistler, Canada, even experiencing an internal decapitation as a result of the crash.
The Sochi Olympics cost north of $50 billion dollars to put on, apparently costing more than all previous Winter Olympics combined and more than $10 billion than the 2008 Beijing Summer Games, then a spending record. Watching video footage of the 1932 Winter Games at Lake Placid, New York seem a lot more fun to me than watching an over-priced, barely ready Olympics today.