Friday, February 12, 2010

Coming into the Cold

If you're in the diaspora and find yourself staring hatefully at banks of snow, think about adopting a new sports team or athlete this winter. The Olympics are kicking off today, and if you are housebound it might be a harmless distraction to cheer on “your” side on television.
Silly woman, you say. The Olympics were in 2008! Yes, but those were the summer games. This February, we can watch the Winter Olympics . There'll be skiing, of course; and curling, which is a perplexing combination of bowling and housework on ice. There's also ice skating, both artistic and speed ; ski jumping; all manner of ways of throwing yourself down a frozen water slide; and we mustn't forget the ice hockey.

How about it, more Kenyans in winter sports?