Monday, August 11, 2008

Georgia at the the Olympics

Looking at the lower end of the current medal tally, I saw that Georgia had managed to snag a sinlge bronze medal. "Wouldn't it be funny given the current situation there," I thought snarkily, "if Georgia won their medal in an unbelievably ironic sport like shooting?"

Turns out it wasn't nearly as funny as I thought.

A pity that the Women's 10m Air Pistol bronze medal winner's hug of the Russian competitor have received little coverage outside of the immediate geographical area. Not that I'd expect it to make much difference to the power-plays going on in the region, alas, but it'd be nice to share this small piece of optimism for humanity.

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