Olympics score ‘Perfect 10’ with Clovis

The Olympic Games are scheduled Aug. 13-29 in Athens, Greece. A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked if participants are looking forward to watching them. Some responses:

“YES I ENJOY THE Olympics very much. I am concerned that there may be terrorist attacks at this one.”
— Mac McDonald, Clovis

“I LOVE THE OLYMPICS. I love the opening and closing, but I love to root for USA athletes. I am disappointed in the drugs used by the athletes because they don’t have the confidence in their own training. I pray that this Olympics is free of terrorist attacks and free of drug use.”
— Ardyth Elms, Clovis

“I ALWAYS LOOK FORWARD to the Olympic games. The Games may be the best form of pure competition. Rarely do you see anything but good sportsmanship, camaraderie … and the stories of lasting friendship are always uplifting.”
— Frank Dalton, Clovis

“I LIKE TO WATCH some events when they are at the final stage. I always like to watch when someone who isn’t expected to shine does so. No one event piques my attention.”
— Jim Sitterly, Clovis

“MY FAVORITE OLYMPIC MEMORY: American (and Kansas University graduate) Billy Mills winning the 1964 10,000-meter run — in then-record time.”
— Harold Burris, Clovis

“I AM SO READY for the Olympics. My favorite event is the gymnastics. The 2004 U.S. gymnastics women’s team has the skill to win the gold just like the 1996 team did. My first memory watching the Olympics was in 1984 when the men won the first USA gold and Mary Lou Retton received a 10 on her vault. So exciting!!!”
— Lynn Davis, Clovis

“I AM VERY MUCH looking forward to the Olympics this year as I do every time they come around. My favorite moments are watching the “defining moments” when someone wins who was labeled an underdog and watching the emotions on their faces as they realize what they have accomplished. In addition, I love watching the expressions on their faces as their nation’s anthem is played and they realize the incredible payoff for all of their dedication and hard work.”
— Cathy Olona, Clovis