Because: When I say I am into the Olympics, I mean I am really into the Olympics. I have been watching the coverage, reading articles and taking in as much of it all as possible in as many forms of possible since before the games began, and now that they’re on I am on overload and loving it. The international, united spirit of the event, the stories behind every athlete, team and match, the surprises—whatever it is that brings that really gets me about the Olympics, I don’t deny it and unabashedly proclaim my fandom.
I recently thought about how for the last summer Olympics I was not on Twitter, and this article drew me in for that reason. Also, I applaud NBC for offering such comprehensive online coverage this time around, but because I am out of the country I cannot access any of the videos. This was frustrating when, last night, social media informed me that pretty much everyone I knew was watching gymnastics, and I could not find a live broadcast as the Argentinian television channels were focusing on other recaps. So, thank goodness for the always-on culture, but I am still scrambling and piecing together.
The resolution? For the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, I will be present and with a press pass. I am declaring it here and now publicly (to all my four readers) so I am tied to making this goal happen.